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Robots (2005)

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64

Average Rating: 6.5/10
Reviews Counted: 177
Fresh: 113 | Rotten: 64

Robots delights on a visual level, but the story feels like it came off an assembly line.

66

Average Rating: 6.7/10
Critic Reviews: 38
Fresh: 25 | Rotten: 13

Robots delights on a visual level, but the story feels like it came off an assembly line.

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Average Rating: 3.1/5
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A young genius wants his robots to make the world a better place. He falls in love with a very sexy executive robot and must face down a corporate tyrant and aid a master inventor.

Sep 20, 2005

$128.1M

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All Critics (186) | Top Critics (41) | Fresh (113) | Rotten (64) | DVD (35)

Robots is a corporate product, after all -- but a sleek one.

March 15, 2005 Full Review Source: Village Voice
Village Voice
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There's no story here. It has a kind of an interesting look. It's sweet and it's just not funny at all. The jokes are very tired.

March 14, 2005 Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper | Comment (1)
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Robots is more than a load of spare parts, but there are some sprockets and rivets missing.

March 13, 2005 Full Review Source: ReelViews
ReelViews
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Moves along at an entertaining, if increasingly familiar clip.

March 11, 2005 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post
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As miraculous as the setting is and the realization of Wedge's vision, the story fails to really engage on any level save the kinetic.

March 11, 2005 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post
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The innovative look is undercut by the predictable story and a drawn-out, overblown ending.

March 11, 2005 Full Review Source: USA Today
USA Today
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Endearing "follow your dreams" story with plenty of laughs.

December 28, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

The movie's admirable theme, that there are things more important than profit, comes across under the virtuoso visuals that peak when endless falling dominos turn into a veritable ocean of the little black blocks being surfed by a robot.

June 19, 2009 Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com
ColeSmithey.com

A computer-generated animated adventure featuring few product placements, which is quite a departure from the norm for such children's fare.

February 2, 2007 Full Review Source: Princeton Town Topics
Princeton Town Topics

full review in Greek

October 3, 2006 Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses
Movies for the Masses

A fun ride with plenty of laughs, excitement and touching moments about living out your dreams no matter your make, model or build.

October 2, 2006
Christianity Today

... in a world populated by living machines, not a single soul can be found...

January 12, 2006 Full Review Source: MovieCrypt.com
MovieCrypt.com

Priceless special effects of the cast talking about doing the voices of these mechanical 'bots with a heart...

October 14, 2005
International Press Academy

Although Robots has great animation, wonderful visual invention, and a few clever jokes, it has no compelling characters or story to hold them together.

September 24, 2005 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

"Robots" is fraught with silly one-liners, plot contrivances and predictable solutions. There's nothing for mature minds except toilet humor.

August 7, 2005 Full Review Source: Cinema Sight
Cinema Sight

If only they had taken another year to create a story worthy of the design!

June 28, 2005 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

Does not suffer from Shark Tale syndrome; instead a good story with a good message and great performances.

April 21, 2005 Full Review Source: Cinerina

The story holds it back from the "classic" status... All the same, Robots is cute and colorful. Kids will love it and parents will be entertained enough not to mind.

April 20, 2005 Full Review Source: IGN Movies
IGN Movies

Far more interested in yelling 'look what we can do!' than in developing any of its characters or livening up its recycled story.

April 15, 2005 Full Review Source: Goatdog's Movies
Goatdog's Movies

The film is very imaginative and you need to see it several times to appreciate the humor.

April 14, 2005 Full Review Source: Entertainment Spectrum
Entertainment Spectrum

Mechanically solid, and that's all most youngsters will care about.

April 8, 2005

This giddy exposition is polished in its nostalgic atmospheric look but has been assembled with the simplistic precision of piecing together a Tonka toy truck

April 3, 2005 Full Review Source: Movie Eye
Movie Eye

Cleverly clanky and colorful.

March 30, 2005 Full Review Source: Oregon Herald

The subject of robots is reduced to a cute story rather than being motivated by a substantial theme.

March 30, 2005 Full Review

A technically fine looking yet dull-as-drill-bits movie whose busy animation creates 90 minutes of chaos onscreen.

March 30, 2005
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

An innate awareness that generating underarm faux flatulence is difficult when you're made of metal, but not impossible, is just the spirit we need to see more often.

March 26, 2005
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

Audience Reviews for Robots

After finishing Robots I felt it was entirely reliant on its extremely impressive animation becuase the plot was far to thin and not particularly interesting. But what saved the film for me was the quite funny voice of robin williams who pretty much steals the show. Essentialy Robot's is good from a technical level but is instantly forgettable.
November 4, 2011
Directors Cat
Directors Cat

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Robots may not be the best that the people at Blue Sky have done, but its still an entertaining romp of a film for kids and adults alike. Sure the comedy is hit or miss, and some of the film has some slow and stupid moments, it still makes up for it with its characters, CG, and its voice acting. The cast for this film is hug, Ewan Mcgregor, Jim Broadbent, Amanda Bynes, Robin Williams, Harland Williams, Drew Carey, Greg Kinnear, the list goes on, I don't think I've ever seen an animated film with such a huge cast, and they all do fantastic jobs as these characters.
October 10, 2011
michael e.
Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer

Love this film! A great animated familyfun film.
June 23, 2011
murphmann93
Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

The animation in this robot adventure is a beauty to behold. There is so much detail, so many breath taking long shots, lovable characters and a lot of gags that work great. Add the usual amount of movie quotes and the somewhat expected plot points and you may not exactly get the most surprising comedy ever made, but still one that leaves you with a broad smile on your face. The creators just know exactly what buttons to push with their audience. You can either object to that or have a great time with this family friendly adventure.
May 2, 2011
ironclad1609

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    1. Bigweld: You can shine no matter what you're made of.
    – Submitted by Matthew B (2 days ago)
    1. Madame Gasket: Grow some bolts!
    – Submitted by Frances H (13 days ago)
    1. Tim the Gate Guard: Boy, when you pick a lost cause, you really commit. Where do they make dreamers like you? Get lost, freak!
    – Submitted by Janet M (16 months ago)
    1. Piper Pinwheeler: Did I miss the buttwhuppin'?
    – Submitted by Cameron D (24 months ago)
    1. Rodney Copperbottom: How many are left?
    2. Fender: Let me check... [goes to window, only to find a huge lot of robots waiting to be repaired] Heh. A few.
    3. Rodney Copperbottom: A FEW?!
    – Submitted by Cameron D (2 years ago)
    1. Fender: Just stick with me, kid, I know this town like the back of my hand. Hey, that's new...
    – Submitted by Cameron D (2 years ago)
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