Surrogates (2009) - Rotten Tomatoes

Surrogates (2009)



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.

Movie Info

People are living their lives remotely from the safety of their own homes via robotic surrogates-sexy, physically perfect mechanical representations of themselves. It's an ideal world where crime, pain, fear and consequences don't exist. When the first murder in years jolts this utopia, FBI agent Greer discovers a vast conspiracy behind the surrogate phenomenon and must abandon his own surrogate, risking his life to unravel the mystery. more
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:
Written By: John Brancato, Michael Ferris
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 26, 2010
Box Office: $38.5M
Touchstone Pictures - Official Site


James Cromwell
as Older Canter
Ving Rhames
as The Prophet
Jack Noseworthy
as Strickland
Michael Cudlitz
as Colonel Brendon
Helena Mattsson
as JJ the Blonde
Brian Parrish
as Hard Hat
Shane Dzicek
as Jared Canter
Andrew Haserlat
as Undergrad #1
Justin Goodrich
as Undergrad #2
Lisa Hernandez
as Female Newscaster
Kirk Hawkins
as Male Newscaster
Rachel Sterling
as Assistant
Meta Golding
as Female Counsel
Taylor Cole
as Female Lawyer
Jordan Belfi
as Victor Welch
J.L. Highsmith
as Steinberg
Nicholas Purcell
as Pulaski/Commando
Max Murphy
as Captain
Dorothy Brodesser
as Female Dread
Tyson Eberly
as 40% Off
Michael DeMello
as Gate Guard
Ron Murphy
as Pedestrian
Genevieve Johnson
as Older Woman
Cody Christian
as Boy Canter
Gabriel Olds
as Agent #1
Eamon Brooks
as Agent #2
Rodney Weber
as FBI Guard
De'Lon Grant
as Commando
Trevor Donovan
as Surrie/Greer
Brock Gloor
as Riot Agent
Paul Shafer
as Human Sniper
Ari Mostow
as Kid #1
Taylar Bunts
as Receptionist
Edward McCabe
as Controller/Commando
Anya Monzikova
as Beautiful Woman
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News & Interviews for Surrogates

Critic Reviews for Surrogates

All Critics (113) | Top Critics (25)

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.

Full Review… | July 21, 2012
7M Pictures

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.

Full Review… | March 30, 2011

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.

Full Review… | June 2, 2010

A film that raises many interesting ideas but follows through on few of them.

Full Review… | February 27, 2010

I wish I had a surrogate to watch it for me.

Full Review… | February 15, 2010
3BlackChicks Review

A smart little genre outing, an endangered species in modern Hollywood. [Blu-ray]

Full Review… | February 4, 2010
Groucho Reviews

Audience Reviews for Surrogates

Not a bad sci fi move. Some plot holes here and there but otherwise not a bad flick.

John Manard

Super Reviewer


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.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


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