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Surrogates Reviews

November 16, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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
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
September 27, 2009
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?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 27, 2009
Surrogates is entertaining and ingenious, but it settles too soon for formula.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 27, 2009
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
Give credit to filmmaker Jonathan Mostow for keeping the movie on track; give credit to star Bruce Willis for keeping a straight face.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 26, 2009
One of the year's more entertaining sci-fi films.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 25, 2009
While the notion holds promise, the execution is strictly campy and adrenaline-driven.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
September 25, 2009
Do the actors sound so robotic because they are playing robots well or humans badly? And did a machine write this dialogue? If so, could we please apply for an upgrade?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 25, 2009
The film moves along so quickly, and the surrogate world look is so eerie.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 25, 2009
Bruce Willis has little to do but hit his predictable marks and mouth the generic dialogue.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
September 25, 2009
Surrogates creates a world it has little interest in exploring beyond the boundaries set by a fairly dull whodunit.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
September 25, 2009
The ideas probably have a bit more juice than the movie, but it's still an alert piece of entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 25, 2009
Surrogates nudges the robo-thriller in an interesting direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 25, 2009
Surrogates bleakly satirizes our increasingly plugged-in world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 25, 2009
Despite bumpy execution likely to have detractors yelling "déjà boo," Surrogates oozes possibilities.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 25, 2009
The script is by the team that gave us Catwoman and the last two Terminator movies, which tells you all you need to know.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 25, 2009
There's fun robot stuff, some good philosophical ideas, and a brief, nutty Willis-Ving Rhames reunion 15 years after Pulp Fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 25, 2009
For all the inspirations, the pieces of better stories that this tale was concocted from, Surrogates never manages to be anything more than a poor substitute for the real thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 24, 2009
Surrogates stays afloat by not taking itself too seriously, but also by recognizing that a movie about robots shouldn't look as if it were made by one.
September 24, 2009
Just as the dystopian world the movie portrays is arid and specious, the movie itself is a mechanical sci-fi'er absent of logic or emotions.
September 24, 2009
The film isn't shy about its feelings about technology - it's time to unplug. It laments a culture that medicates pain away and has its head in virtual realms.
September 24, 2009
A film about robots that might find its biggest fans among Luddites, Surrogates is an intense and eerily plausible sci-fi thriller.
September 24, 2009
If robots had to make a movie without human help, Surrogates is what they might come up with. All the parts are visible, but there's no soul to be found.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5