Robot & Frank Reviews

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
August 30, 2012
There's a warm and poignant interplay between the co-stars.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
August 30, 2012
Langella ... is tremendous.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
August 30, 2012
The movie is sweet and agreeably unambitious, derailed only by an egregious third-act twist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
August 29, 2012
Frank Langella gives a terrific performance as the second of the two title characters in this modest but heartfelt science-fiction comedy.
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
August 27, 2012
There's no denying the, err, chemistry between Langella and his nameless buddy.
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
August 26, 2012
Amusing and ingratiating, leaving a bittersweet afterglow
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
August 24, 2012
Smart and sweet, Robot and Frank feels familiar while you're watching it yet consistently finds ways to catch you off-guard.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Witney Seibold
CraveOnline
August 24, 2012
Further proof that sci-fi need not be high-budget spectacle, and can actually do a good little job exploring the human condition, our characters, and our memories.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Leonard Maltin
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August 24, 2012
Frank Langella's presence would be enough to pique my interest in any film. Robot & Frank offers him a modest starring vehicle with a science-fiction spin, and the result is one of the most enjoyable indie films of the year.
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
August 24, 2012
It may not seem like an even playing field pitting an actor as powerfully intense as Frank Langella opposite a robot, but that's the game plan behind the waywardly endearing, slightly futuristic fantasy Robot & Frank.
Full Review | Original Score: B
James Verniere
Boston Herald
August 24, 2012
Blessed with artistry bordering on magic, Langella carries the film.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
August 24, 2012
Robot & Frank settles for what it is, a short, slight story, sweetly told and gently and believably acted.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
August 24, 2012
Much of Robot & Frank is (frankly) resistible, including the climactic narrative twist, but there is also a likeable oddness that transcends the sentimental contrivance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
August 24, 2012
An endearing movie about a human and his mechanical new buddy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
August 24, 2012
Just about the time that Robot starts to grow on his curmudgeonly client, so may this movie -- a sci-fi fantasia that's surprisingly sweet and old-fashioned -- win over any skeptics.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Alison Gang
San Diego Union-Tribune
August 24, 2012
A bittersweet, quietly hilarious buddy caper that deserves to be the sleeper hit of the summer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
August 23, 2012
Cold-staring with a black, reflective visor, a robot helps a fading old man to see life, and himself, more clearly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
August 23, 2012
Turns out to be a hard, funny and realistic movie about the future.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
August 23, 2012
Charming, playful and sly, it makes us believe that a serene automaton and a snappish human being can be best friends forever.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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August 23, 2012
The key to making all of this come together is Langella, who effortlessly conveys the complexity of Frank's anger and confusion even when playing a scene for laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.8/10
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