Surrogates 2009

Surrogates

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Though it sports a slick look and feel, Surrogates fails to capitalize on a promising premise, relying instead on mindless action and a poor script.

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In the near future, people live their lives free of pain, danger and complications through robotic representations of themselves, called surrogates. When the first murder in more than a decade rocks this near-perfect society, FBI Agent Greer (Bruce Willis) discovers a vast conspiracy and must abandon his own surrogate to solve the crime, risking his own life in the process.

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All Critics (116) | Top Critics (27) | Fresh (43) | Rotten (73)

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    November 16, 2011 | Rating: 4/5

    Keith Uhlich

    Time Out
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  • Every sci-fi and action flick clich is crammed in here and Mostow couldn't give a damn if you've seen them all before. He might not do them better, but he'll do them well enough.

    September 28, 2009 | Rating: C | Full Review…
  • Whatever the reason, Surrogates was shielded from the eyes of critics before its opening, and that's a shame. Because, whatever its flaws, it is a good movie.

    September 27, 2009 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • If the whole point of this surrogate society is to appear as a perfectly beautiful avatar, why would Bruce Willis choose that ludicrous blond wig that looks like he plucked it off a mannequin at Boscov's?

    September 27, 2009 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Surrogates is entertaining and ingenious, but it settles too soon for formula.

    September 27, 2009 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The premise for this sci-fi actioner makes sense for about four seconds, after which you begin to wonder why everyone on the planet would willingly become a shut-in, how the poor are supposed to shell out for these high-tech androids, etc.

    September 27, 2009 | Full Review…

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  • Sep 20, 2015
    Like most films in this genre It has a good idea but fails to make any of its ideas work or feel fresh mostly down to the story being told poorly and really doesn't know where to take the story so it uses an ending that was predictable, The effects were good and some nice action scenes but that's it really, Willis does his best to try and save the film but even he can't help it feeling like an I,Robot knock off.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Jun 15, 2014
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  • Mar 25, 2013
    I think Surrogates hits a little bit too close to home for many which is why there is a collective hate on. I personally found the story line to be an accurate depiction of where life may be heading. It is in the execution that this film falls a little short.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Feb 06, 2013
    Smart and provocative, Surrogates is a fascinating science fiction thriller. In a world where humanity is living life remotely through automated robots called "surrogates," the social order becomes threatened when an FBI investigation uncover the existence of a weapon that has been developed to kill a person through their surrogate. The material is quite rich and does a good job at exploring how technology changes a person and takes away their humanity. And, director Jonathan Mostow crafts at intriguing vision of a future dominated by robotics. Additionally, the cast, which includes Bruce Willis, Radha Mitchell, Rosamund Pike, and Ving Rhames, give some interesting performances. Some areas of the film are underdeveloped, but overall Surrogates is entertaining and full of intriguing science fiction concepts.
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