Amid a future war between the human race and the forces of artificial intelligence, Joshua, a hardened ex-special forces agent grieving the disappearance of his wife, is recruited to hunt down and kill the Creator, the elusive architect of advanced AI who has developed a mysterious weapon with the power to end the war—and mankind itself.
"Edwards' ambitious, immersive film should prompt the intoxicating awe that you might have got from The Matrix and Avatar – the feeling that you're seeing a rich vision of the future unlike any that has been on the big screen before."
★★★★★ Nicholas Barber, BBC.com
"An inspired, soulful piece of sci-fi, the endlessly stunning visuals all in service of a heartfelt, sensitive story. Gareth Edwards is the real deal — this is fantastic, enveloping cinema."
★★★★ Alex Godfrey, Empire
"An increasingly rare piece of mainstream cinema that proves CGI can be good for art when placed in the right hands."
★★★★ Clarisse Loughrey, Independent (UK)
"It’s an intriguing, stimulating, exhilarating movie, which really does address – with both head and heart – the great issue of our age, AI."
★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"The Creator reverberates with that sort of doomy relish: it’s been too long since a good time at the cinema felt this serious, let alone vice versa."
★★★★ Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph
"There are also plenty of narrative shortcuts to arrive at an otherwise stirring third act - though all this admittedly doesn’t matter to an audience with tears in their eyes for a robot child without a soul."
★★★★ Lucas Hill-Paul, Daily Express
Programme Type: Film
Director: Gareth Edwards
Cast: John David Washington, Ralph Ineson, Gemma Chan, Allison Janney
Running Time: 135 minutes