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.
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.
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