Robot & Frank Reviews

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Joshua Topolsky
The Verge
January 22, 2014
One of the few movies I've seen where the future is not a dystopic nightmare, 3D-generated phantasmagoria, or otherwise unbelievable peek into a not-too-distant hellworld.
Top Critic
Chase Whale
Film.com
November 8, 2013
FRANK & ROBOT is a poignant tale of man and machine
Cory Everett
The Playlist
July 10, 2013
While the premise certainly makes it stand out from the sea of dysfunctional family dramas, a cute idea alone doesn't quite cut it.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 26, 2013
A slightly futuristic treatise on aging, family and the pitfalls of mechanical screenwriting.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
April 21, 2013
Christopher D. Ford's seamless screenplay provides a light-comedy vehicle that Langella rides to a satisfyingly original, epiphanic finale.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
March 10, 2013
The robot gives an ironic twist to Isaac Asimov's "Three Laws of Robotics", and the movie is highly enjoyably for three quarters of the way.
March 10, 2013
Explores in subtle and heartbreaking ways how memory becomes a defining part of who were are and where we're going.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
March 9, 2013
Often moving and deeply personal, Robot & Frank is a rewarding - if often underdeveloped - antidote to the plethora of loud and overblown movies that tackle the theme of technology's role in our futures
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Derek Malcolm
This is London
March 8, 2013
The film tries to say something coherent about important issues such as the descending darkness of old age but misses the mark with most of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
March 8, 2013
A warm drama that drifts into light, goofy comedy, this film is too slight to be a classic, but its subtly sharp-edged script holds our interest and gives the cast something to work with.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Richard Edwards
SFX Magazine
March 8, 2013
A small but perfectly formed tale with plenty to say about the nature of friendship.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
March 8, 2013
The pair's low-key crime spree provides some gentle suspense, but it's the developing friendship between the grouchy ex-thief and the robot that will beguile viewers most.
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express
March 7, 2013
Despite the amusing premise this isn't funny, moving or eventful enough to merit a trip to the cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
March 7, 2013
Robot & Frank does not quite deliver a killer punch, but it's an engaging, humane fantasy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
March 7, 2013
Frank Langella forms an engaging double act with a piece of moulded metal alloy in Robot & Frank.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Gritten
Daily Telegraph
March 7, 2013
Here's a film with a premise that could have played horrendously in the wrong hands.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chris Fyvie
The Skinny
March 7, 2013
A fairly cheap trick towards the denouement aside, this is cutely observed, thoughtful work.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sophie Monks Kaufman
Little White Lies
March 7, 2013
Robot and Frank were electric. The rest? Sheepish.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
March 6, 2013
Enjoyable, well written and superbly acted comedy drama that cleverly blends buddy movies, Sci-Fi flicks and caper pictures into an emotionally engaging film about old age.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
March 6, 2013
Frank Langella subtly provides the heart and soul as the crafty Frank, a game retiree whose disreputable inclinations take the story in a pleasingly unsentimental direction - think Wall-e meets The Thomas Crown Affair.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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