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A.I. Artificial Intelligence Reviews

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½ June 15, 2017
Overly preachy, implausible, and with frequent disregard to the laws of physics. Which is sad, given that the topic was a worthy one.
June 10, 2017
I have to say this was a good movie, great performances from Jude law, and some incredible plot
June 2, 2017
A bizarre mix of Stanley Kubrick's serious tone and Steven Spielberg's whimsical charm, this film is interesting at times, but overall too messy and inconsistent.
June 2, 2017
A stupid movie with a stupid ending. It is sentimental crap.
½ May 9, 2017
World building and the coming-of-age theme create a powerful movie about holding on to hope. The cities, types of robots and futuristic transportation all have refreshing designs. The movie, although warning of conflict between robots and humans, as well as predicting the fall of humans, paint a future of optimism.
April 29, 2017
Good crazy adventure ride starring Haley Joel osment and Jude law in a way but way way more Haley Joel osment. This movie is crazy , it's about a boy who is basically a robot but in better words you would say artificial intelligence or ai for short. Being the age of Haley Joel osment at that time would be crazy because a kid acting God is hard to come by and he really does a good job. Now the plot, this kid is made by people then he is in this family and you know robots can't have feelings but this new type of robot can feel. Then he goes on a crazy adventure which makes your brain feel koo koo crazy and fudged up because spoiler he finds more of himself and on the crazy journey just to be with his mommy and to find out he can't do what he wants, become a real boy , eat , do human things. This is not a Disney movie, it's a crazy movie. You really have to think about this movie to feel all the emotions that it has in store. I had a good time, a crazy one but a good one, I really had to think about it.
April 22, 2017
A Steven Spielberg masterpiece!
April 17, 2017
Admitting its' main source of inspiration, A.I. is a heart touching story that satirizes emotional human connection to biology through science fiction.
April 9, 2017
Feels like a dream I've had before.
½ April 8, 2017
Too campy in parts, but what I couldn't get over is the fact that the story took a back seat to a dreamscape popcorn voyage. This highly intellectual treatment by Kubrick was deduced to mush. Motifs were shoved in your face and the dystopian future was charicatured in too many scenes.
½ February 16, 2017
It wasn't as captivating as I thought
February 3, 2017
It's good movie to watch
½ January 27, 2017
Sentimental claptrap. From Dr Strangelove to this? Oh, dear.
½ January 18, 2017
A.I. Artificial Intelligence is intriguing and unique. It has a variety of flaws too, but ultimately, A.I. is a good, solid movie.
½ January 17, 2017
A movie that shows that the love always survives thought the time.
January 14, 2017
It was really imaginative and everything, but I felt the need to see a different story from the one I finally saw. Spielberg did an amazing job, but his script was quite weak at points, and though it raised serious issues it never made them justice. At the end it was a modern fairytale and nothing more. Young Haley Joel Osment was spectacular in his role! I'm disappointed cause I feel this could have been so much more than it finally is.
½ January 14, 2017
An underrated movie, much maligned for it's weird ending. It doesn't bother me too much and it shouldn't overshadow the incredible visuals and thoughtful deep story.
December 6, 2016
This film is very ambitious, and I admire Steven Spielberg for paying homage to his friend, the late Stanley Kubrick. Also, Haley Joel Osment is good in this role as David the robot boy, but unfortunately, not only does he look creepy, with him constantly keeping his eyes open, but his attempt at drama and peril just makes him look obnoxious! It kinda felt like a wasted opportunity on his part.
½ December 2, 2016
A much more interesting and dark Spielberg creation where you can really see Spielberg's signature touch but also the rich, bizarre (and sad) feel of Kubrick. If you ask me, I would take this over E.T. any day!
½ November 18, 2016
Steven Spielberg directs Stanley Kubrick's project and vision with the film, Artificial Intelligence. Kubrick collaborated with Spielberg the film up until his passing, and entrusted the direction of the film to his friend Spielberg. The film opens up with a professor (William Hurt) proposing the idea of creating a new robot child that has the ability to love. The immediate question is proposed, that will the human in return love the robot child? In spite of this conundrum, a robot child David (Haley Joel Osment) is created and presented to a family that recently had a tragedy with their own son.

The mother of the family Monica (Frances O' Connor) at first struggles with this idea, and finds him to be creepy. She eventually comes around and gives David the code words that will actual make him desire love from her. When their real son makes a miraculous recovery, things take a turn as the real son Martin jockeys for his parents love and teases and tortures David. When David unintentionally puts Martin in danger, they decide it's for the best to abandon him in a forest. David searches for the blue fairy that will turn him into a real boy, as he once heard his mother read to Martin the story of Pinocchio. He is convinced finding her will turn him into a real boy, and his mother will then truly love him. In this process, he comes across a sex robot Gigolo Joe (Jude Law) and several other robots who are being destroyed and tortured to entertain humans. Together they survive and travel to the ends of the earth and the abandoned city of New York to find the blue fairy.

Artificial Intelligence is divided into 4 chapters. The first part of the film is a creepy and slow moving horror like film. The slow tension and the characteristics of David make the human not particularly care for David or his feelings. This turns around slightly when he is belittled by Martin, but at the same time you cannot feel that they must get rid of David to ensure Martin's safety and development. The second chapter of the film is emotional and the most provocative part of the film. As the people torture, destroy these innocent robotic creatures, there is a feeling of depression and empathy. When a kind robot reaches out to David and tries to care for him, and moments later is doused in acid and destroyed for entertainment, was quite gut wrenching. This section of the film makes you empathize for the robots answers the question originally posed in the film and contradicts the first chapter of the film. The third chapter of the film has a sense of adventure, and discovery. The imagery of the futuristic cities, and the post-apocalyptic ocean sunken cities were well designed. Had the film ended with this chapter, as David wishes endlessly to become a real boy, this would have been the best ending for the film in my opinion. The ultimate empathy and caring for this robot character would have been encapsulated in this moment.

Unfortunately, there is the fourth part of the film which really just takes the film to a level that completely undermines and contrasts the feeling of the first 3 chapters of the film. Artificial Intelligence is quite a film that takes on a lot of ambition and scope. The futuristic setting, and the physiological aspects of the film are tough to balance, but were done fairly well. Haley Joel Osment gave a very good performance for his age in what is a pretty dark and mature film. Each of the chapters of the film do not go on longer than they should. I never really connected with or cared for Jude Law's performance and felt a better performance would invoked more empathy and desire to keep the two characters going on their journey. The fourth chapter with the advanced machines, that looked way too much like aliens is really the low part of the film. Although some of Jude Law's character words try and foreshadow this event, it still feels out of place. Restoring David to force a happy ending seriously made the film much worse and keep A.I. from being what could have been a masterpiece, to a good film.

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