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A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

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Critic Consensus: A curious, not always seamless, amalgamation of Kubrick's chilly bleakness and Spielberg's warm-hearted optimism, A.I. is, in a word, fascinating.

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The minds of two cinematic geniuses meld in this visionary sci-fi epic directed by Steven Spielberg and based on a treatment by Stanley Kubrick. Haley Joel Osment is extraordinary as a robot programmed to have human emotions. After he is abandoned by his adoptive parents, he sets out to become a real boy.

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A confined domestic drama, a considerable morality tale, a fleeting futuristic noir, a persecution parable, an on-the-nose fairy tale adventure... and then it keeps going.

April 21, 2011 | Full Review…
Film.com
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At heart it's a terribly anguished expression of rejection, loneliness and love. If only it knew when to stop.

August 16, 2007 | Full Review…
Time Out
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At heart it's a terribly anguished expression of rejection, loneliness and love. If only it knew when to stop.

February 9, 2006 | Full Review…
Time Out
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Temperamentally, Spielberg and Kubrick are such polar opposites that A.I. has the moment-to-moment effect of being completely at odds with itself.

October 29, 2001
New York Magazine/Vulture
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The most puzzling, trippiest piece of pop fantasy of Spielberg's career.

July 16, 2001
Miami Herald
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The most philosophical film in Kubrick's canon, the most intelligent in Spielberg's, and quite possibly the film with the most contemporary relevance that either one has made since Kubrick released Dr. Strangelove in 1964.

July 16, 2001 | Rating: 4/4
Chicago Reader
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mr. spielburg's continuing attempt to find the real filmmaker hiding inside of him...although still interesting

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Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

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A.I. Artificial Intelligence was a project originally started by director Stanley Kubrick, but never completed due to his death in 1999, and taken over by Steven Spielberg. Spielberg would craft this film based on notes that Kubrick left behind and was able to make a captivating, engaging picture that enthralled the viewer. The film has some striking visuals and wonderful acting along with a richly detailed storyline that grabs your attention from start to finish due to its intricate concept. Spielberg manages to make a fine picture here, and it's very interesting what he does with the material of another director, who unfortunately never got to make the film. However, with that being said, Spielberg manages to make something that is well constructed, entertaining, and thought provoking and memorable. As well as solid direction from Spielberg, he has a talented cast to work with, which only enhances the film's experience. A.I. Artificial Intelligence is a wonderful Sci Fi picture that displays a stunning amount of creativity and wonderful ideas. The film deals with an interesting subject, one that makes you ask questions, and that's what keeps you involved in the film. The fact that it makes you think with its concept is the key factor to the film's entertainment factor. The best way I would describe the film is a spider web of thought, a film that just amps up its ideas to make them standout more due to its intricate plot and direction. Fans of the genre will surely enjoy this riveting picture, and I must admit, I didn't expect to enjoy the film the way I did, but I was pleasantly surprised by the result. Upon watching the film you must ask yourself, how this film would have turned out if Stanley Kubrick would have had the opportunity to direct it if he hadn't died. Who know how much more ambitious the film would have been. Nonetheless, Spielberg managed to create something quite entertaining, captivating and memorable. A.I Artificial Intelligence is a worthwhile viewing experience that is enthralling right up to the final shot.

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