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I, Robot Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
July 15, 2004
At least it's a beautiful crappy movie, and nearly worth seeing for the special effects and set design alone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
July 16, 2004
A middling entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
July 16, 2004
The plot is simple-minded and disappointing, and the chase and action scenes are pretty much routine for movies in the sci-fi CGI genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Aaron Hillis
Premiere Magazine
July 16, 2004
The special effects are uninspiringly video-gamey and that John Woo- and Matrix-imbued, slo-mo mid-air stuntwork is unfulfillingly cliché...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
James Rocchi
July 15, 2004
Big-budget, big-effects tale of men and machines has a tiny imagination and a robo-crafted soul.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Scott Weinberg
July 15, 2004
I, Robot is a movie destined for fast-forward buttons the world over.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
July 15, 2004
The film works best as a kind of mindless, action-packed B-movie. But on the A-level at which recent science fiction/fantasy films operate, this movie falls woefully short.
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
April 26, 2004
Androids may dream of electric sheep, but I, Robot's multi-million dollar machines are remnants of summer films gone by.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Eric D. Snider
July 19, 2004
It's fun, sure, but uninspired. We've seen it all before... Will Smith does his old Will Smith thing again, with only the minimum level of actual entertainment to dress it up.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
July 16, 2004
There's no swifter way to ruin 'not bad' than a reminder of something truly great... and for I, Robot, that reminder is never further away than the title.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Todd McCarthy
July 16, 2004
A failure of imagination.
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Manohla Dargis
Los Angeles Times
July 15, 2004
Although Asimov's core conceit remains intact, the movie essentially plays out like an off-the-rack 1990s action flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Orndorf
August 16, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: D
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mark R. Leeper
July 26, 2004
Mixing animation and live action nearly seamlessly, I, ROBOT turns Isaac Asimov's robot world into the backdrop for a prosaic summer action film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Rob Gonsalves
September 24, 2007
The movie is at least a bit less annoying than director Alex Proyas' previous two genre attempts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Cole Smithey
July 11, 2010
Pretty to look at but there's not much under the hood in this Isaac Asimov-based futuristic murder mystery...
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
July 16, 2004
Performances, plot and pacing are as mechanical as the hard-wired cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
July 15, 2004
A hunk of expensive, lifeless junk.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
David Cornelius
July 28, 2004
I, Robot is a disappointment not because of what it is, but because of what it could have been.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
July 29, 2004
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
August 1, 2004
Ken Eisner
Georgia Straight
August 14, 2004
Brian D. Johnson
Maclean's Magazine
November 20, 2004
Stuart Klawans
The Nation
March 3, 2005

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 20, 2004

New Zealand Herald
July 23, 2004

Boston Phoenix
July 24, 2004
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
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