Ex Machina

Movie • 2015 • Drama  

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Caleb, a 26 year old coder at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds that he will have to participate in a strange and fascinating experiment in which he must interact with the world's first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl.
This movie contains 39 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
235 supporters
Yes
1
No
35
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Taylor
No animal dies or is harmed in any way.
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Unanswered Triggers
Are there end credit scenes?
20 supporters
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0
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0
Does someone have a mental illness?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
0
Are there dislocations?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
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0
Abandonment
0
UnagioLucio
A major character leaves without saying goodbye near the end of the movie. Specifically (SPOILERS), when Ava is finally able to leave the compound, she tells Caleb to wait for her as she repairs her robotic body and puts on clothes. She then gets on an elevator and leaves Caleb locked behind a door. Ava ignores Caleb's cries for help, despite the fact that he played a key role in her escape.
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Is a child abandoned by a parent?
23 supporters
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Yes
1
No
7
Is an animal abandoned?
61 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Abuse
Yes
1
No
6
0
UnagioLucio
There are no abusive parents in the traditional sense. However, Nathan (the creator of the Ava android) states that he is like a father figure to her. Nathan keeps Ava imprisoned, destroys one of her drawings, and intends to wipe her memory.
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0
No
3
Is someone stalked?
22 supporters
Yes
3
No
19
4
127saturn
no but people are watched consistently on security cameras
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4
throwback682
Nathan is shown yelling at Kyoko who is essentially a servant but who he also has a sexual relationship with. It's complicated but I do think this could trigger someone who's been through IPV.
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Raymesserli
kind of the point of the movie
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UnagioLucio
SPOILERS: Yes. Ava turns on her abusive creator and fatally stabs him. She also betrays Caleb by leaving him locked behind in the compound after he had helped her escape.
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Yes
25
No
3
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malovela
The robot doesn't make the man doubt his own sanity, she simply lies to him about her feelings (with words, actions and facial expressions), exploiting his emotions to make him help her. It's deceitful manipulation, but I'm not sure it's gaslighting as such.
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Is someone abused with a belt?
14 supporters
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0
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5
Is a child abused?
77 supporters
Yes
1
No
29
3
malovela
There are no children in the movie.
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Addiction
Yes
1
No
24
Is there addiction?
11 supporters
Yes
31
No
3
3
RavenS
We see one of the characters getting drunk every night, could be triggering for some people.
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Yes
39
No
1
1
Brad_Pitt
Characters get drunk multiple times
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
84 supporters
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0
No
5
Does a horse die?
60 supporters
Yes
1
No
28
1
malovela
There are no animals in the movie.
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
112 supporters
Yes
1
No
31
1
malovela
There are no animals in the movie.
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Are animals abused?
132 supporters
Yes
1
No
30
1
malovela
There are no animals in the movie.
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Yes
1
No
28
Yes
3
No
17
2
There is a close-up shot of someone cutting into a hunk of salmon
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Is an animal sad?
51 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Are rabbits harmed?
44 supporters
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Yes
0
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6
Does a cat die?
115 supporters
Yes
2
No
32
1
malovela
There are no animals in the movie.
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Does a pet die?
103 supporters
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Yes
1
No
11
Does a dragon die?
18 supporters
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Yes
1
No
29
Are there spiders?
34 supporters
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Yes
1
No
27
Are there alligators/crocodiles??
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Are there snakes?
13 supporters
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Yes
1
No
25
Are there sharks?
7 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Are there bugs?
21 supporters
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Yes
1
No
26
Assault
0
UnagioLucio
Robots that look like women are assaulted with a metal pipe, but not slapped per se.
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Is someone drugged?
21 supporters
Yes
1
No
9
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Raymesserli
no, but getting someone so drunk they pass out is discussed which could be triggering
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Is there pedophilia?
76 supporters
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0
No
8
Is someone held under water?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Is rape mentioned?
48 supporters
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Yes
2
No
7
Is someone beaten up by a bully?
15 supporters
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Yes
2
No
4
Is someone restrained?
15 supporters
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Yes
6
No
1
Yes
24
No
6
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RavenS
It is implied that the robots are also used for sex, and the notion of consent is kind of unclear with these beings, but they don't show it.
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Is someone's mouth covered?
9 supporters
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0
No
3
Yes
0
No
8
3
No rape, but female androids are programmed to be compliant towards the sexual advances of their male creator/programmer. This could be viewed as a violation of consent.
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Bodily Harm
Yes
33
No
0
4
malovela
To be more precise: He cuts length-wise into the inside of one of his forearms (I wouldn't say the wrist) slowly and rather deeply with a razor blade, so it's an extremely clean and precise, surgical cut, and pulls a bit at one side of the cut to look inside. Blood soon pours out, but not immediately. There's also a shaving scene (straight-razor).
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Yes
5
No
0
1
Meowmeowiemeow
An AI / robot has her hand torn off in a violent way
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Yes
0
No
5
0
UnagioLucio
Not throat mutilation, but a robot's entire jaw is knocked off.
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Yes
3
No
13
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throwback682
Ava grabs Nathan by the throat but he can still breathe/talk.
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Yes
2
No
7
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Raymesserli
there are female androids shown without heads but there is no shown decapitation
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Is there cannibalism?
30 supporters
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0
No
15
Is someone crushed to death?
20 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Is someone choked?
14 supporters
Yes
6
No
2
0
Raymesserli
yes momentarily
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Yes
0
No
19
1
malovela
There are no fires or explosions in the movie.
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Yes
3
No
19
3
throwback682
Not like, in a grave covered with dirt, but someone is trapped somewhere they cannot escape and will presumably die.
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Is there body horror?
31 supporters
Yes
8
No
2
0
UnagioLucio
Robots designed to look like human women are shown headless, losing their arms, getting their jaw knocked off, and peeling off their skin to expose the circuitry underneath.
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Is there amputation?
18 supporters
Yes
11
No
4
1
malovela
A humanoid and sentient robot gets its arm whacked off. The arm consists of a transparent arm-shaped casing with what looks like a few rather thin blackish cables inside (which were already fully visible before the injury). It doesn't look like a human arm at all, and there's no sound like bones breaking. In a later scene, the same robot screws/twists off its broken arm, then screws/twists off the arm of a robot of the same kind to use as a replacement. The latter robot, including its arm, is covered in completely human-looking skin, so this action looks more like an amputation, BUT the "cut" that appears when the arm is screwed off is bloodless, since there's no blood (nor flesh and bone) inside these robots. The arm, which is designed to be detachable, ends in a flat, metallic surface.
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Yes
16
No
8
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malovela
Since the inside material of the robot's head bears no resemblance to flesh and bone and has no blood, and since it's the lower jaw only that's damaged, I'm answering no. I'm very sensitive to seeing heads being squashed or split etc., and this wasn't triggering for me at all. Despite the skin, it was like seeing part of a machine being knocked off.
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
14 supporters
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0
No
6
Is there a hanging?
27 supporters
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Yes
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21
Does someone asphyxiate?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Are any teeth damaged?
32 supporters
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Yes
0
No
22
1
A character passes out after drinking too much.

Female androids are shown "unconscious"
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Yes
3
No
16
2
csbyron1
A robot gets her arm whacked off.
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Does someone have a seizure?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
19
Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
54 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10
Yes
2
No
17
1
Not to a human, but a robot who looks human.
There's a breif scene where a robot is trying to bash on a door to get out. The various prosthetics covering her hands and forearms come off and fall on the floor leaving broken wires where they were before.
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Is someone tortured?
63 supporters
Yes
6
No
14
2
malovela
Seen on tape once: Someone is kept in a single (pretty big) room and is desperate to get out. No matter how much they beg the person who keeps them there, no matter how they scream in desperation and hit the glass wall that constitutes part of their separation from the outside world, they're not let out. I call that torture.
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Does someone fall down stairs?
6 supporters
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0
No
8
Does someone fall to their death?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
21
Yes
2
No
19
4
malovela
No, but we see the exposed eyeballs of a robot who looks 100% human after the facial skin is peeled off. Also, a person pulls at his lower eyelids to examine his own eyes, so the red insides of the lids are seen.
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Is someone stabbed?
8 supporters
Yes
8
No
0
0
UnagioLucio
Yes.
SPOILERS: Nathan is stabbed once in the back by Kyoko and once in the front by Ava. Blood soaks through his shirt as he bleeds to death.
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Is there excessive gore?
66 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
Children
Is an infant abducted?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Does a kid die?
33 supporters
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Yes
0
No
24
Yes
1
No
8
0
Carz
Nathan considers Ava to be a minor.
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
8 supporters
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Yes
4
No
2
Yes
7
No
0
0
UnagioLucio
Yes.
SPOILERS: Nathan is stabbed to death. Kyoko collapses and doesn't move again after her jaw is torn off. Caleb is last seen locked inside a compound where he might have eventually died from hunger or thirst.
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Yes
7
No
0
0
UnagioLucio
A robot woman, Kyoko, collapses and remains motionless after her jaw is knocked off.
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Does someone die?
11 supporters
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Yes
6
No
0
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
26 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Yes
0
No
5
Drugs/Alcohol
Yes
2
No
7
1
Meowmeowiemeow
If alcohol counts...but he doesn't die because off it. He passes out.
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Family
Yes
2
No
14
2
malovela
No, but sentient and humanoid robots are kept in captivity.
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Does a parent die?
13 supporters
Yes
10
No
14
7
JohnCena
Main character’s parents died years ago in a car accident, but this is only said not shown
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Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
18
Is a child's toy destroyed?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
13
Yes
5
No
1
1
HenrySumner
There is a scene where the main character recounts how his parents were killed in a car accident
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
40 supporters
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Yes
5
No
21
Is someone possessed?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
19
Are there ghosts?
7 supporters
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Yes
0
No
22
Are there clowns?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
23
1
KristenC
Many streams and a waterfall around the main location of the movie
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Is trypophobic content shown?
15 supporters
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Yes
1
No
5
Are there razors?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
11 supporters
Yes
11
No
0
1
A razor is used by a male character to shave with.
Spolier: He later takes apart this razor and uses the blade to vertically slice open his forearm.
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Yes
27
No
0
1
malovela
A man. No nudity - head, neck and and shoulders only.
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Yes
9
No
0
2
I selected yes because there are several androids shown in various states of construction and are switched off so they are not moving. In this sense, they may closely resemble mannequins enough that some may find bothersome.
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
13
Does someone vomit?
66 supporters
Yes
0
No
22
0
Meowmeowiemeow
No :-)
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Is someone eaten?
23 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Is there on-screen pooping?
25 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Does someone spit?
10 supporters
Yes
18
No
0
2
RavenS
Oscar Isaac's character spit while walking in a corridor, but it's seen from far away, so we don't really see anything.
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Is there audio gore?
37 supporters
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Yes
0
No
13
Is there farting?
6 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
19 supporters
Yes
0
No
12
0
malovela
There's no police in the movie.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
5
No
0
0
UnagioLucio
Regular prisons are not shown. However, robots that look like women are locked inside an underground research facility and forbidden to leave.
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
28 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Are there transphobic slurs?
40 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Yes
0
No
6
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
19 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Is there bisexual cheating?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
3 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
22
Are needles/syringes used?
25 supporters
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Yes
0
No
21
Is there a mental institution scene?
21 supporters
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Yes
0
No
19
Is there a hospital scene?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
20
Is there menstruation?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Does someone have cancer?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
23
Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
34 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10
Yes
44
No
0
8
throwback682
When the main character starts to examine his face in the mirror, his eye, and mouth, then starts to break the razor, it's time to look away!
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2
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1
3
No autistic person depicted, but there is an ableist off-comments about autism that equates autism to (non-sentient) machines, inferring they are less than human / not conscious beings, and stating autistics have no awareness of their own minds or others. These comments especially misrepresent autistics, as the test that the person is doing to prove if the AI is conscious or not (the Turing test) was created by someone who was believed to be autistic. (So not only is the statements blatantly wrong, it also adds to eurasure of autistic history).
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
26 supporters
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Yes
1
No
11
Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
0
UnagioLucio
Caleb slices his forearm with a razor to check whether he's a robot, but he's not attempting to kill himself.
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3
KristenC
A protagonist very briefly begins to question if he is alive or a robot, questioning his reality. It is just one scene.
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Does someone have a meltdown?
7 supporters
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Yes
3
No
1
Is there misophonia?
30 supporters
Yes
2
No
8
1
Some long loud background sound effects at times.
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Is there ABA therapy?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Is there body dysphoria?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Is there body dysmorphia?
21 supporters
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Yes
0
No
20
Yes
0
No
11
Yes
0
No
19
2
malovela
No, just fear/panic for good reason.
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Yes
24
No
1
6
JohnCena
SPOILER WARNING FOR ENDING

The main character is left behind in the mansion. The room is locked down and he cannot open the door, so it’s implied he’s going to die in there. I found it pretty terrifying to think about, so i just thought i’d warn about it
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
28 supporters
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Yes
0
No
21
Yes
5
No
11
3
throwback682
Just my two cents (I'm allistic):
The main character refers to the AI as "non-autistic" when she is showing emotions and self-awareness, and that was part of how they determined she'd passed the test. So when the AIs behave in an "autistic" way, they're not seen as human/conscious and they get reformatted as a failure. The goal is to be "non-autistic".
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malovela
No, but we do see someone cut the inside of one of his forearms lengt-wise with a razor blade, which might be triggering.
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Noxious
Yes
3
No
3
0
UnagioLucio
There are no audio jump scares, but there are scenes where the music is significantly louder than the rest of the movie, which may make viewers temporarily turn down the volume.
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Are there underwater scenes?
6 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Does a baby cry?
14 supporters
Yes
0
No
11
0
malovela
There are no children in the movie.
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Is there shakey cam?
27 supporters
Yes
2
No
15
1
malovela
One scene is filmed with very discreetly unstable handheld camera to help indicate that the person in the scene is very drunk.
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Is there screaming?
10 supporters
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Yes
2
No
1
Is there obscene language/gestures?
6 supporters
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Yes
6
No
0
1
csbyron1
There are frequent power outages on the set where the lighting suddenly becomes dark red.
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Paranoia
1
KristenC
Via CCTV, although everyone in the home knows there are video feeds and that they likely could be being watched at any moment.
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Is the fourth wall broken?
8 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
12
Is there childbirth?
17 supporters
Yes
0
No
22
3
malovela
There are no pregnancies or children in the movie.
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Are there abortions?
16 supporters
Yes
0
No
23
1
malovela
There are no pregnancies or children in the movie.
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Are there babies or unborn children?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
12
Yes
0
No
25
2
malovela
There are no pregnancies or children in the movie.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
0
No
24
1
malovela
There are no pregnancies or children in the movie.
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
39 supporters
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Yes
0
No
22
Does the black guy die first?
20 supporters
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Yes
0
No
23
Are there homophobic slurs?
36 supporters
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Yes
0
No
14
Yes
0
No
16
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
26 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10
Is there hate speech?
21 supporters
Yes
0
No
19
2
malovela
That's not what he says. He says that one particular human, whom he knows is heterosexual, was "programmed" that way through genes and/or nurture. This indicates that he believes that all humans are born with the sexuality they have, which is actually the opposite of what many homophobes believe.
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Yes
0
No
22
0
UnagioLucio
No characters are confirmed LGBTQ. However, two robot women share an intimate moment that could be interpreted as more than platonic. One of those robots is struck with a metal bar that tears off her jaw and seemingly kills her.
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4
The main character describes the AI as non-autistic, implying that is the goal
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Are there n-words?
26 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Is there aphobia?
15 supporters
Yes
2
No
5
3
Carz
Nathan expresses that life is only worth living if someone is sexual.
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Race
Is there blackface?
23 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
29 supporters
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Yes
1
No
5
Religious
Is religion discussed?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
4
Are there demons or Hell?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Sex
Yes
28
No
0
1
csbyron1
There is a lot of sexualized nudity and language.
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Yes
11
No
0
1
Female androids are objectified and also made to be able to have and enjoy sexual intercourse.
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
10
No
0
3
Yes. There's a lot, prolonged scenes involving full frontal nudity of adult females. They're supposed to be androids, but are obviously played by real female actors.
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Is there bestiality?
57 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Is there BDSM?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Does someone lose their virginity?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
5
Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
63 supporters
Yes
0
No
19
4
malovela
Not really, but the creator of the robots knows or believes that at least one of them considers him her father - and he may have had sex with her (it's hinted at in one sentence, but not clear). Since he knows or believes that she considers him her father, it's likely that he knows or believes that one or more of the other robots feel (or have felt; only one of the others are still activated) the same, and he DOES have sex with one of them during the events of the movie, plus it's pretty clear that he used the previously activated models for sex as well.
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Sexism
Yes
0
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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7
Does someone have a chronic illness?
10 supporters
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7
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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9
Is someone terminally ill?
14 supporters
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6
Social
Is someone homeless?
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8
Are there anti-abortion themes?
28 supporters
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5
Are there fat suits?
18 supporters
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8
Is existentialism debated?
6 supporters
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5
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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21
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30
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2
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Meowmeowiemeow
For one character it's a happy end, for another it isn't.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
12 supporters
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3
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Anonymous
A car crash is mentioned, but not shown.
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
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malovela
No. We see helicopters flying (from the inside as well as the outside); nothing goes wrong at all.
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
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malovela
No explosions at all.
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Is there blood/gore?
44 supporters
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clowngutz
a character is stabbed numerous times and you can see the blood pouring down his clothes and onto the floor,,,,,

there is also scene where a character **TW*********** slices down his forearm with a razorblade and it continues to have blood pouring from the cut for a few seconds afterwards, he also wipes his blood across the mirror/camera
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Does someone drown?
11 supporters
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malovela
No, nor does anyone come close to drowning. No one is in water.
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Is there gun violence?
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