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A.I. Artificial Intelligence Reviews

April 21, 2011
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.
August 16, 2007
At heart it's a terribly anguished expression of rejection, loneliness and love. If only it knew when to stop.
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February 9, 2006
At heart it's a terribly anguished expression of rejection, loneliness and love. If only it knew when to stop.
October 29, 2001
Temperamentally, Spielberg and Kubrick are such polar opposites that A.I. has the moment-to-moment effect of being completely at odds with itself.
July 16, 2001
The most puzzling, trippiest piece of pop fantasy of Spielberg's career.
July 16, 2001
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.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
June 29, 2001
The most controversial conversation-piece to hit the dumbed-down American movie scene since heaven knows when.
June 29, 2001
Technically dazzling yet emotionally accessible to the inner child in everyone from 9 to 90.
June 29, 2001
Its heart is in the right place. But the intelligence behind the rest of the movie is, well, a little too artificial.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 29, 2001
Fascinating, if uneven and ultimately rather silly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 29, 2001
The real joy of the movie for me, and why I recommend it despite everything, was watching Spielberg salute Kubrick, his friend and mentor, while at the same time defy him.
June 29, 2001
If only Spielberg's faith in movie magic weren't linked -- biochemically, it now seems -- to a lack of faith in the potential of humankind.
June 29, 2001
For every moment it frustrates, there are a dozen that amaze and provoke us, asking us questions about the meanings of life and love.
June 29, 2001
The structureless, meandering, slow-motion endlessness of Kubrick combined with the fuzzy, cuddly mindlessness of Spielberg.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
June 29, 2001
It's astounding because, like so much of Kubrick's work, it resurrects the sense of cinema as an ongoing emergency.
June 29, 2001
The combination of genres -- science fiction with fairy tale -- often triumphs but sometimes misfires.
June 29, 2001
It ends up a glorious failure, an impressive mess.
June 29, 2001
However you take it, the film works from an immensely challenging and rewarding text.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 29, 2001
The boldest go-for-broke film released by a Hollywood studio since Apocalypse Now.
June 29, 2001
It could bear the initials 'E.D.' -- emotionally deficient.
June 29, 2001
A movie both wonderful and maddening.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 29, 2001
Happily, the beauty shows up before the frustrations set in.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 29, 2001
A posthumously completed step for Kubrick and a step forward for Spielberg.
June 29, 2001
It's the kind of screwup you get only from a master filmmaker.
June 28, 2001
The best fairy tale -- the most disturbing, complex and intellectually challenging boy's adventure story -- Mr. Spielberg has made.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
June 28, 2001
You're encouraged to ponder complex questions while enjoying an amazing ride.
June 28, 2001
At best it's brilliant, but lukewarm -- lacking Spielberg's emotional heat and Kubrick's icy intellect.
June 28, 2001
During this summer of replicants, it shines as an original work of art.
June 28, 2001
A not quite seamless, not completely satisfying but invariably attention-grabbing combination of divergent themes, genres and even story lines.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 28, 2001
If you're up for something as dark as the Brothers Grimm can truly be, A.I.'s a trip worth taking.
June 28, 2001
Involving and exasperating, stressing that the desired fusion of two spirits could, in this case at least, generate only friction.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 28, 2001
A movie to be knocked, chewed and gummed, but not dismissed.
June 28, 2001
For Spielberg to take on a downer of a story like A.I. is like Santa Claus taking charge of the IRS.
June 28, 2001
A movie in which the intelligence is supposed to be artificial, but it's the emotions that feel that way.
June 28, 2001
A provocative, personal and intensely engaging picture made with big-studio resources and technical magic.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
June 28, 2001
A film to see with friends. You'll want to talk about it afterward.
Read More | Original Score: B+
June 26, 2001
A seething psychological bonanza.
June 25, 2001
For all of its underdeveloped potential and truncated subplots, there's still enough of value in A.I. to make it a captivating experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 23, 2001
A.I. is a clash of the titans, a jumble, an oedipal drama, a carny act. I want to see it again.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
June 22, 2001
[A] fascinating wreck.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
June 20, 2001
Never less than fascinating.
June 20, 2001
Deeply thoughtful and thoroughly fascinating.
June 18, 2001
A.I. exhilarates, frustrates and provokes: it's the most ambitious Hollywood movie in sight.
June 18, 2001
Spielberg laid the burden of the film on Osment like a backpack, and the young trouper carries it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5