The Basics: A coder gets invited to the manor of his reclusive, genius CEO and petitioned to interact with artificial intelligence.
The Bottom Line: The tone of this movie is taut and effective; even the more predictable plot twists are carried out with breath-stealing determination. The characters, while not especially likable, provoke a base level of empathy, and the economical nature of the film on the whole is quite impressive. This was far better and more thought provoking than I expected.
[Related: Please check out The Incomparable Podcast's discussion of the film in pairing with 2013's stellar Her.]
Rating: 8 (of 10).