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Robot Stories Reviews

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Ronnie Scheib
March 27, 2009
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Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
January 6, 2005
Robot Stories doesn't advance the boundaries of imaginative fiction. It's The Twilight Zone reimagined by Lifetime TV.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
December 3, 2004
Although uneven and tentative, Robot Stories is sufficiently thoughtful, provocative and original to make you wonder what Greg Pak might do with access to better parts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
June 11, 2004
Robot Stories has the look and feel of an above-average student film, but Pak's potential promises better things to come.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News
May 13, 2004
Mr. Pak accomplishes the rare feat of making the viewer think and wonder as he sheds light on little corners of the heart.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 30, 2004
These are tales from the heart -- pulsing to a high-tech beat.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
April 16, 2004
Robot Stories is a both a throwback and, hopefully, a sign of things to come.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
April 2, 2004
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Manohla Dargis
Los Angeles Times
March 12, 2004
There's no pleasure in giving new directors bad reviews and it's especially unpleasant when what's wrong with their work isn't a clumsy performance or two, a sagging second act or a repugnant worldview, but a near-total absence of filmmaking talent.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
March 11, 2004
This is a heartfelt endeavor, given weight by Shimono's extraordinary performance.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
March 1, 2004
Impressive if modest debut effort.
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
February 27, 2004
The work of a feeling thinker who understands how to communicate sincerity without giving you a headache, a cavity, or a lecture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mark Jenkins
Washington Post
February 20, 2004
Slight and unsurprising.
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Scott Brown
Entertainment Weekly
February 19, 2004
The collection can be summed up in four words I never thought I'd see together: science-fiction chamber music.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
February 13, 2004
The stories, which range in length from 20 to 25 minutes, have an unhurried pace but they never dawdle and never bore.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
February 13, 2004
The Twilight Zone for the 21st century.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
February 12, 2004
Greg Pak's fantasy anthology piece, which details the ways robots have complicated the lives of humans, has a dexterous sense of wonder that nonetheless leaves the film feeling a bit detached.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
February 10, 2004
A quietly impassioned, genuinely stirring indie rarity.
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Ted Shen
Chicago Reader
January 10, 2004
Accomplished 2002 quartet of vignettes about artificial human life.