April 17, 2014 1:00 PM

‘Transcendence’ will make you think, until you lose interest

If Johnny Depp seemed overexposed by the time the third “Pirates of the Caribbean” lumbered into theaters, that’s nothing compared to “Transcendence.” Depp’s star power can’t quite provide the oomph needed to make this intriguing idea soar. It’s a competent but curiously flat drama. More shrugs than thrills.

Related content