Critic Consensus: Though it sports a slick look and feel, Surrogates fails to capitalize on a promising premise, relying instead on mindless action and a poor script.
|Rating:||PG-13 (for intense sequences of violence, disturbing images, language, sexuality and a drug-related scene)|
|Genre:||Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy|
|Directed By:||Jonathan Mostow|
|Written By:||John Brancato, Michael Ferris|
|In Theaters:||Sep 25, 2009 Wide|
|On DVD:||Jan 26, 2010|
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Critic Reviews for Surrogates
Ultimately, Surrogates isn't going to break any records, but it's the kind of movie I'd stop at while channel surfing and watch the whole thing on a Saturday afternoon.
Underneath its typical Hollywood exterior there is a decent movie waiting to shine through. But so much else is just typical of the genre, it's hard to summon any more enjoyment from it.
Fails to land a killing blow that pays off the simplified mystery with any distinct urgency. It's a flawed film, but far from unbearable. Nothing a DVD director's cut couldn't fix.
A film that raises many interesting ideas but follows through on few of them.
Audience Reviews for Surrogates
Not a bad sci fi move. Some plot holes here and there but otherwise not a bad flick.
Not a movie I would have ever picked out for myself to watch - wasn't too thrilled when husband chose it. Oh great, another dumb Bruce Willis action flick.
However... Much to my surprise, a decent and original storyline. What a scary vision of the future. Though the robots look great, and the idea of sending them out to work etc is not without its appeal, it was depressing to see the "real" people looking slobby and quite honestly depressed.
Also interesting to see Rosamind Pyke in an earlier role.
|Peters:||This is agent Peters, I've found Greer, he's been in an accident at Market Hanover.|
|The Prophet:||Look at yourselves. Unplug from your chairs, get up and look in the mirror. What you see is how God made you. We're not meant to experience the world through a machine.|
|Male Newscaster:||Still no official word on when, or if, surrogate services can be restored. It appears, at least for now that we are on our own.|
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