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Ex Machina Movie Quotes

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Ex Machina movie quotes follow what happens when the lines between human and robot are blurred. The British science fiction thriller was written and directed by Alex Garland in his directorial debut. Ex Machina opened in theaters in the United Kingdom on January 23, 2015, then in the United States on April 10, 2015.

In Ex Machina, programmer Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson) ventures to the sprawling estate of his employer, Nathan (Oscar Isaac), after winning a contest to spend time with the company CEO. Upon arriving, however, Caleb learns that his visit is actually to conduct a Turing Test, to determine if a machine's behavior is indistinguishable between that of a human's, on a cyborg named Ava (Alicia Vikander).

Caleb is smitten with Ava, including romantically, but when Ava appears to know things about Nathan that Caleb does not, Caleb begins to doubt if Nathan is being completely honest. Also know that if she fails Caleb's test she will likely be destroyed, Ava manipulates Caleb to take her side against Nathan to save her. But are her feelings for him real or just a byproduct of programming? That's what Caleb must really determine.

Ex Machina bring some sci-fi action to theaters already showing other great films such as Furious 7, Cut Bank, Get Hard, Hard, and Insurgent.
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    Do You Want to Be My Friend?

    Do You Want to Be My Friend? is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Ex Machina Movie Quotes
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    Ava: Do you want to be my friend?
    Caleb: Of course
    Ava: Will it be possible?
    Caleb: Why will it not be?

    Ava asks if she and Caleb can be friends. While Caleb doesn't see any reason why they could not be, it appears that Ava knows something he does not.
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    Caleb, You're Wrong

    Caleb, You're Wrong is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Ex Machina Movie Quotes
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    Caleb: Did you know that Nathan brought you here to test me?
    Ava: Caleb, you're wrong.
    Caleb: Wrong about what?
    Ava: Nathan, you shouldn't trust anything he says.

    Ava warns Caleb that Nathan is not as trusting as he seems. She does not elaborate but says enough to plane the seed of doubt into Caleb's head.
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    You're Freaked Out

    You're Freaked Out is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Ex Machina Movie Quotes
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    Nathan: Caleb, I'm just going to throw this out there so it's said, okay? You're freaked out. You're freaked out by meeting me, having this conversation in this room at this moment, right? But, can we just get past that, the whole employer-employee thing?
    Caleb: It's good to meet you, Nathan.
    Nathan: It's good to meet you too, Caleb.

    Caleb, upon arriving at Nathan's estate, meets his employer. Reasonably, Caleb is a little freaked out by being there, a feeling Nathan hopes to soothe.
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    Greatest Scientific Event in the History of Man

    Greatest Scientific Event in t is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Ex Machina Movie Quotes
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    Nathan: This building isn't a house. It's a research facility and I want to talk to you about what I'm researching. You want to see something cool? You are dead center of the greatest scientific event in the history of man.

    Nathan explains exactly where Caleb is, a research facility. Nathan also explains how important the work of the facility is, though his hubris may be a little blown out of proportion.
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