Robots Reviews

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Christian Toto
Washington Times
March 15, 2005
Robots displays a tin ear for endearing characters and storytelling
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
James Rocchi
Netflix
March 14, 2005
Robots has the nuts-and-bolts basics of quality computer animation and family fun, even if the script lacks a certain polish.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
March 14, 2005
A Transformer of a kids' movie that reconfigures itself into a literal depiction of the idea that Big Money wants to throw the old, rusty and broken onto the scrap heap.
| Original Score: 3/4
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
March 14, 2005
Robots overcomes the script weaknesses like so much sand in the gears - and proves itself to be a well-oiled entertainment machine.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
March 14, 2005
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.
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
March 14, 2005
Joins 'Bicententennial Man' as another reason for Robin Williams to stay away from robot movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
March 14, 2005
A strangely muted color scheme gives the movie a rather dull look. Its script is similarly uninspired.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org
March 14, 2005
...innocent, charming, colorful and vibrant, and made all the more rich by a narrative plunge that engages audiences of several ages
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
March 13, 2005
Robots is more than a load of spare parts, but there are some sprockets and rivets missing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine
March 13, 2005
Uniquely suited to computer-generated animation, and the filmmakers have paid particular attention to character detail like dents, rust and chipped paint.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 13, 2005
Dazzling set-pieces keep things ticking over.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
March 13, 2005
The movie can be funny in fits, but too often the scripters go for the obvious and uninspired.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
March 13, 2005
Finally, a smart, funny movie that's family friendly!
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
March 13, 2005
I sat in my seat for 90 minutes enthralled by the look of the film and laughing continually at the endlessly clever jokes. Robots is wonderful family entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dan Lybarger
eFilmCritic.com
March 12, 2005
'Robots' isn't a joyless experience, but the thought, effort and expense that went into casting Jay Leno as a fire hydrant might have been better placed elsewhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
March 12, 2005
...an enjoyable waste of time
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
March 12, 2005
Kids will probably like it more than adults but this is a film that, for the most part, parents will be able to enjoy rather than endure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robert Wilonsky
Dallas Observer
March 11, 2005
If its story line isn't exactly novel -- a dreamer son sets off for the Big City to fulfill his destiny and make his poor parents proud -- its look is hypnotically visionary.
James Verniere
Boston Herald
March 11, 2005
A film with the soul of a pinball machine.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
March 11, 2005
... boasts some of the same antic slapstick that made Ice Age such frosty fun, [but] this new animated feature represents a quantum leap forward in both heart and art.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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