A.I. Artificial Intelligence Reviews

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Tom Grealis
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
February 13, 2003
Spielberg's insistence on labouring the Pinocchio resonance becomes extremely jarring, and nostalgia for the wide-eyed charm of his 1982 masterpiece 'E.T.' strengthens as the film staggers to its over-wrought climax.
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
An apt tribute to Kubrick, blending a fascinating subject with unsettling imagery.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Jimmy O
Film Snobs
January 21, 2003
A.I. stands as a work that allows us to see ourselves in the things that we have created. For good or for bad, it is eye opening experience.
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
January 10, 2003
A.I. is beguilingly enervated by a terror of its own darkness, a frenzied chase down too many separate rabbit holes in an attempt to escape its troubling implications.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
David Poland
Hot Button
January 7, 2003
This could have been a great Spielberg movie. This could have been a great Kubrick movie. It is neither.
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
November 18, 2002
A project nursed for years by Kubrick and bequeathed to his friend, A.I. is not only Spielberg's least-pleasant film, it's a willful self-deconstruction that will make it impossible to look at the director's films the same way again.
Matthew Turner
October 30, 2002
Unquestionably worth seeing...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
A.I. is not perfect, but see it; if you get tired of sitting, hit the concession stand during the third section.
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Some of A.I. works, some of it fails miserably. Half brilliant, half crap.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
August 23, 2002
The most densely layered science fiction film in years: a visionary bedtime story for adults.
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 2, 2002
One of Spielberg's most thought-provoking efforts.
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
July 17, 2002
Spielberg has never walked such a dangerous tightrope, never made a movie so fearless.
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
July 12, 2002
Spielberg should thank the heavens that Haley Joel Osment exists. The movie's success entirely depends on his performance, and his performance is incredible.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Paul Salfen
July 9, 2002
A very long, bizarre, and paranoid movie...
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
June 28, 2002
The acting throughout is confident and spot-on.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Michael Szymanski
June 22, 2002
There's no question that somehow, some way, director Steven Spielberg figured out a way to channel the talents and advice of his mentor Stanley Kubrick as he compiled the incredible, intriguing sci fi stor
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 13, 2002
No film scholar would pick the populist Spielberg as the esoteric Kubrick's successor. It's as unlikely as Orson Welles collaborating with Walt Disney.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Rocchi
June 12, 2002
Spielberg's sci-fi fable is haunting, disturbing, flawed -- and unforgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 9, 2002
For its first three-quarters, "A.I." is science-fiction at its most provocative and chilling. ... But then, "A.I." takes a disastrous turn.
Luis Martinez
June 3, 2002
Los sueños de un visionario en las manos de un genio... I.A. Inteligencia Artificial: el choque y la sinergia de dos leyendas: Kubrick y Spielberg.
| Original Score: 8.5/10
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