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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
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
November 16, 2011
| Original Score: 4/5
Dave White
April 4, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
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
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
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
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
October 3, 2009
The problem with the movie is that while the action is swift, the set design is polished and the running time is enjoyably lean, the film leaves behind too many unanswered questions in its quest to drive the action forward.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
October 2, 2009
This movie does what science fiction is supposed to do, but seldom does anymore, it makes a comment about today's society by taking current trends and carrying them to a profound technological conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
September 28, 2009
This play between the plastic and the organic asks if perfect safety is worth sitting in the womb of virtual reality for the rest of your life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly
September 28, 2009
Every sci-fi and action flick cliché 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.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Nick Rogers
September 28, 2009
An efficient, engaging B-movie parable that grapples with technology, civil liberties, terrorism, freewill and religious subtext all in 89 minutes. It's also a true rarity: A good movie in which usually bald Bruce Willis sports a full head of hair.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jeffrey Lyles
Gazette (MD)
September 28, 2009
fun entertainment and definitely worth seeing for fans of science-fiction/high concept films.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/5
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
September 27, 2009
Surrogates - double the sci-fi fun in only 85 minutes. Why the rush, Mr. Willis?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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James Berardinelli
September 27, 2009
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Diva Velez
September 26, 2009
A familiar feeling mash-up of many films, Surrogates is enjoyable as the slight popcorn chomper it's meant to be. Won't tax the brain overmuch, but is enjoyable as the modern day 1950's B-movie that it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Eric D. Snider
September 26, 2009
One of the year's more entertaining sci-fi films.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Pete Hammond
Back Stage
September 26, 2009
Entertaining, suspenseful and wildly original. See it for yourself but leave your surrogate at home.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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