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Surrogates Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
July 21, 2012
Ultimately, Surrogates isn't going to break any records, but it's the kind of movie I'd stop at while channel surfing and watch the whole thing on a Saturday afternoon.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Joshua Starnes
March 30, 2011
Underneath its typical Hollywood exterior there is a decent movie waiting to shine through. But so much else is just typical of the genre, it's hard to summon any more enjoyment from it.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Brian Orndorf
June 2, 2010
Fails to land a killing blow that pays off the simplified mystery with any distinct urgency. It's a flawed film, but far from unbearable. Nothing a DVD director's cut couldn't fix.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
February 27, 2010
A film that raises many interesting ideas but follows through on few of them.
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
February 15, 2010
I wish I had a surrogate to watch it for me.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
February 4, 2010
A smart little genre outing, an endangered species in modern Hollywood. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
January 31, 2010
Surrogates establishes an intriguing premise for exploring a world in which virtual life trumps physical reality, but the thematic potential is squandered in favor of a by-the-numbers police procedural.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Kam Williams
January 22, 2010
Yetta nudder cautionary tale issuing dire warnings about the pitfalls of technology run amuck.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 19, 2010
Sure, it's made capably, in a technical sense. But it's banal, utterly predictable and often quite stupid.
| Original Score: 63/100
December 15, 2009
I would have liked to explore this world more and not keep slamming into some convoluted scheme that defeats its own purpose. I had fun watching it, but I actually thought the movie was smarter than its plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
December 10, 2009
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
November 24, 2009
Seems less like a 21st Century would-be blockbuster than a lost 80's relic only just rediscovered. Either way, we're lucky to have it.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
James O'Ehley
November 17, 2009
The end result is somewhat underwhelming. It's more of a novella than a novel, and hardly the science fiction action blockbuster audiences were expecting.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
November 2, 2009
...viewers with even a passing interest in science fiction will find something worth embracing here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today
October 31, 2009
Good ideas rub up against bad ideas, and the result is a movie that is worth a look but could have been much more.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
October 20, 2009
This predictable flick executed in a numbingly pedestrian fashion, has slapped a nifty conceit onto its threadbare mystery-thriller plot, but has somehow managed to miss every opportunity to take advantage of it
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
October 14, 2009
Has all the get-up-and-go of a dead battery.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
October 11, 2009
Its humanity, some cool technology and Bruce Willis save this film from simply being a compilation of a zillion similarly themed "too much technology" lessons.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
October 6, 2009
SF chillers of the past that warned about dehumanization -- 'Invaders from Mars,' for example -- posited an outside threat; now, in a 21st-century world of plastic surgery and online avatars, the danger comes from within: the dehumanization is voluntary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 4, 2009
Semi-plausible and semi-watchable futuristic (but still looking like today's world) dystopian 'save the world' sci-fi thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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