Surrogates Reviews

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March 9, 2019
Somewhere in the super-boring part, they add a cliché twist to the already cliché plot, and if you give it even a tiny bit of thought, an ending you can spot within the first 15 minutes. I walked out entirely disappointed.
September 8, 2017
Sleek and shiny but ultimately lifeless, an interesting premise becomes terribly humdrum in this sci-fi thriller. There's nothing to offend, but little of note either.
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.
November 16, 2011
April 4, 2011
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.
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.
February 27, 2010
A film that raises many interesting ideas but follows through on few of them.
February 15, 2010
I wish I had a surrogate to watch it for me.
February 4, 2010
A smart little genre outing, an endangered species in modern Hollywood. [Blu-ray]
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.
January 22, 2010
Yetta nudder cautionary tale issuing dire warnings about the pitfalls of technology run amuck.
January 19, 2010
Sure, it's made capably, in a technical sense. But it's banal, utterly predictable and often quite stupid.
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.
December 10, 2009
full review at Movies for the Masses
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.
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.
November 2, 2009
...viewers with even a passing interest in science fiction will find something worth embracing here.
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.
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
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