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Gareth Edwards

The Creator


Against the backdrop of a war between humans and robots with artificial intelligence, a former soldier finds the secret weapon, a robot in the form of a young child.

  • Director: Gareth Edwards
  • Main Cast: Allison Janney, John David Washington, Gemma Chan, Madeleine Yuna Voyles
  • Soundtrack: Hans Zimmer
  • Cinematography: Greig Fraser, Oren Soffer
  • Screenplay: Gareth Edwards, Chris Weitz
  • Cinema Premiere: September 29, 2023

What do the critics think?


29 reviews of The Creator (2023)

  • 1. Espinof
    10 / 10

    "The Creator" is the great science fiction movie of this decade.

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  • 2. Movie Files
    9 / 10

    Edwards pays homage to the greats that have inspired & influenced the genre but still adds his unique style, paired perfectly with Fraser/Soffer cinematography and Zimmer’s amazing Score. I consider this a MUST watch for fans of science fiction! »

  • 3. The Movie Cricket
    8.7 / 10

    In Edwards’ rough-and-tumble telling, the world-building feels fresh and lively. »

  • 4. Elements of Madness
    8 / 10

    [...] perhaps his most challenging yet, incorporating religion, philosophy, and ethics into a sci-fi drama that effectively recreates the horrors of wars past via gorgeously-rendered futuristic trappings. »

  • 5. The Telegraph
    8 / 10

    "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. »

  • 6. Daily Express
    8 / 10

    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. »

  • 7. Me gusta el cine
    8 / 10

    Blending the aesthetics of "District 9" and "Blade Runner 2049," with several references to the Vietnam War and films like "Apocalypse Now," resistance ends up feeling like a well-crafted pastiche, which has a lot to say about human nature, discrimination, and violent interventions by the United States in other countries.

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  • 8. Dagens Nyheter
    8 / 10

    A pacifist message in a sublime sci-fi tearjerker that offers hope and serenity.

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  • 9. Dave Lee Down Under
    8 / 10

    One of the most creative, daring, and visionary original sci-fi films we’ve had in YEARS. It’s got Gorgeous visuals, stunning world-building, spectacular imagination, and timely commentary. »

  • 10. Cinetaste
    8 / 10

    Without a doubt, along with "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3," the best sci-fi flick of the year.

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  • 11. FilmInk
    7.5 / 10

    [...] while the world is a little more interesting than the story it tells, it’s still a decent yarn that imagines a world where AI can learn and grow and not just steal journalists’ jobs and require help to recognise fire hydrants. »

  • 12. Fiction Horizon
    7.5 / 10

    A visually stunning sci-fi epic. »

  • 13. The AU Review
    7 / 10

    Equally brilliant as it is flawed, "The Creator" is entrenched in a deep, rich world that Edwards has structured to a certain point. »

  • 14. Fiction Machine
    7 / 10

    "The Creator" showcases Edwards at his best – strong photography, innovative design – but also shows off his ongoing weaknesses – simplistic characters, underwhelming scripts, and a tendency to leave the strongest story ideas off the table. »

  • 15. Svenska Dagbladet
    6.7 / 10

    Aesthetically appealing, entertaining, and moderately philosophical - a pleasant science fiction film.

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  • 16. Aftonbladet
    6 / 10

    Like much other science fiction, the movie seems to deal a lot with our time and our controversial issues. Mostly, it's excitement at a heart-pounding pace. More action than spirituality.

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  • 17. Kulturbloggen
    6 / 10

    It is difficult not to be enthused by Gareth Edwards' boyish charm as a director. "The Creator" is an incredibly ambitious and visually creative creation; it is a film that is rarely produced in a time when film companies seek security in established and popular brands.

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  • 18. Moviezine
    6 / 10

    An entertaining and visually striking blockbuster movie that, however, fails to fully live up to its potential.

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  • 19. Movie Manner
    6 / 10

    "The Creator" is a breath of fresh air in Hollywood, but despite its intriguing concept, it doesn't bring much new to the table. It is well-made, beautifully shot, and occasionally emotional, but it falls short. - Fredrik Lagnetoft

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  • 20. Game Reactor
    6 / 10

    Visually striking and atmospheric, but not as thought-provoking as one had hoped for...

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  • 21. The Critics
    6 / 10

    "The Creator" is a breath of fresh air in Hollywood, but despite its interesting concept, it doesn't bring much new to the table. It is well-made, beautifully filmed, and occasionally emotional, but it falls short in some aspects. - Grace Charlton

    Review: "The Creator"

  • 22. London Evening Standard
    4 / 10

    It’s a handsome film and demonstrates the filmmakers’ vivid imagination, but this doesn’t quite extend to the story itself, or its dialogue which often veers into cheesy territory. »

  • 23. San Francisco Chronicle
    2.5 / 10

    If you take the movie seriously — and it wants to be taken seriously — "The Creator" is basically saying we should surrender to the robots, even ones that kill people, especially if they have good manners or take the shape of a little kid. »

  • 24. Inverse
    No Rating

    In many ways, "The Creator" is the perfect representation of our originality-starved movie landscape — a film so desperate to be original that it ends up recycling the concepts that better movies have done before, to less potent results. »

  • 25. Los Angeles Times
    No Rating

    The movie pokes at ideas about what it means to be human without much conviction. »

  • 26. The Globe and Mail
    No Rating

    The film is, as far as contemporary studio thinking goes, a gamble. And it pays off wonderfully. »

  • 27. Flickering Myth
    No Rating

    The ambition and scope earn well-deserved applause, yet there's an unfulfilling quality to the story and script that leaves you craving more. »

  • 28. Flicks
    No Rating

    It’s hard not to be impressed with the sci-fi spectacle of it all. The film itself though is a slog, overly grim and sloppily assembled, a whiff no matter how good it looks. »

  • 29. The Wrap
    No Rating

    Gareth Edwards’ Sci-Fi Fantasy Is Thrillingly Original Despite its Murky Take on AI »

World-Wide Box Office Revenue

Box Office

The Creator has earned a total of 61 981 428 dollars from cinemas across the world (the global box office).