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Robots (2005)



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

Movie Info

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.more
Rating: PG (for some brief language and suggestive humor)
Genre: Animation, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Written By: David Lindsay-Abaire, Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, Ron Mita, Jim McClain
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 20, 2005
Box Office: $128.1M
20th Century Fox - Official Site


Ewan McGregor
as Rodney Copperbottom
Mel Brooks
as Bigweld
Greg Kinnear
as Phineus T. Ratchet
Jim Broadbent
as Madame Gasket
Stanley Tucci
as Herb Copperbottom
Dianne Wiest
as Mrs. Copperbottom
Lowell Ganz
as Mr. Gasket
Paul Giamatti
as Tim the Gate Guard
Natasha Lyonne
as Loretta Geargrinder
Lucille Bliss
as Pigeon Lady
Dan Hedaya
as Mr. Gunk
Terry Bradshaw
as Broken Arm Bot
Jay Leno
as Fire Hydrant
James Earl Jones
as Voice Box at Hardwar...
Stephen Tobolowsky
as Bigmouth Executive
Dylan Denton
as Youngest Rodney
Will Denton
as Young Rodney
Damien Fahey
as Stage Announcer
Jackie Hoffman
as Water Cooler
Brian McFadden
as Trashcan Bot
Jansen Panettiere
as Younger Rodney
Alan Rosenberg
as Jack Hammer
Chris Wedge
as Phone Booth, Wonderb...
Al Roker
as Mailbox
Damien Fahey
as Stage Announcer
Brian McFadden
as Trashcan Bot
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News & Interviews for Robots

Critic Reviews for Robots

All Critics (187) | Top Critics (41)

Endearing "follow your dreams" story with plenty of laughs.

Full Review… | December 28, 2010
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.

Full Review… | June 19, 2009

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

Full Review… | February 2, 2007
Princeton Town Topics

full review in Greek

Full Review… | October 3, 2006
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...

Full Review… | January 12, 2006

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.

Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer


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.

michael e.
Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer

Love this film! A great animated familyfun film.

Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

Robots Quotes

Bigweld: You can shine no matter what you're made of.
– Submitted by Matthew B (20 months ago)
Madame Gasket: Grow some bolts!
– Submitted by Frances H (21 months ago)
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 (3 years ago)
Piper Pinwheeler: Did I miss the buttwhuppin'?
– Submitted by Cameron D (3 years ago)

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