A.I. Artificial Intelligence Reviews

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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.
March 18, 2002
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.
October 12, 2001
It's an almost laughably creaky museum piece.
September 10, 2001
It will probably please neither lovers of the late film maker's cerebral work, or fans of the incorrigible populist's crowd-pleasing blockbusters.
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.
June 29, 2001
The most controversial conversation-piece to hit the dumbed-down American movie scene since heaven knows when.
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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.
June 29, 2001
Fascinating, if uneven and ultimately rather silly.
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.
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.
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