Surrogates Reviews

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November 16, 2011
September 28, 2009
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 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.
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?
September 27, 2009
Surrogates is entertaining and ingenious, but it settles too soon for formula.
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.
September 26, 2009
One of the year's more entertaining sci-fi films.
September 25, 2009
While the notion holds promise, the execution is strictly campy and adrenaline-driven.
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?
September 25, 2009
The film moves along so quickly, and the surrogate world look is so eerie.
September 25, 2009
Bruce Willis has little to do but hit his predictable marks and mouth the generic dialogue.
September 25, 2009
Surrogates creates a world it has little interest in exploring beyond the boundaries set by a fairly dull whodunit.
September 25, 2009
The ideas probably have a bit more juice than the movie, but it's still an alert piece of entertainment.
September 25, 2009
Surrogates nudges the robo-thriller in an interesting direction.
September 25, 2009
There's enough sugar-rush energy on display to ensure it's never dull.
September 25, 2009
Surrogates bleakly satirizes our increasingly plugged-in world.
September 25, 2009
Despite bumpy execution likely to have detractors yelling "dj boo," Surrogates oozes possibilities.
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.
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.
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