Autómata Reviews

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July 7, 2020
All surface, all things you've seen before, and done much better, and nothing sticks.
September 6, 2019
In a sea of recycled cinematic endeavors, Ibanez stands out as an exciting new voice in the genre with this emotionally resonant and thematically rich film.
July 19, 2019
A visually compelling film, Autómata fails in its philosophy.
September 6, 2018
If robots are doing all of the hard work, where are the profits coming from in this slave economy? Who is this corporation exploiting? It only has one market. This makes no sense.
April 19, 2017
No matter how exhausted cinema is in its dystopian anguish, this film shows us that there are still independent horizons for the genre in the future. [Full review in Spanish]
February 26, 2016
The dialogue and the central narrative arc do not live up to the ideas present throughout.
May 26, 2015
This film begins well... but after a while it becomes way too ordinary. [full review in Spanish]
May 4, 2015
Automata has some interesting ideas but is let down by its clunky script and even clunkier acting.
October 23, 2014
Unfortunately, like some of the malfunctioning robots in the movie, Automata is a clunker.
October 20, 2014
There may be little here that we haven't seen before, but Ibanez keeps the pace fast and manages to suggest a bit of religious allegory without bonking us over the head with it.
October 20, 2014
Not since The Matrix, or perhaps even Blade Runner (which Automata also liberally references), has a dystopian world seemed so compelling in-and-of itself.
October 14, 2014
It's frustrating how close Automata comes to being a great film.
October 13, 2014
Too many thoughts, not enough focus in this neatly realized futurist film
October 10, 2014
The cliched conventions of the futuristic sci-fi genre are all present and accounted for in this particularly arid and harrowingly slow example of the form.
October 10, 2014
Visually inspired but thematically derivative, the apocalyptic sci-fi drama "Automata" pits humans against robots with predictable results.
October 10, 2014
Personally, if I were you, I'd bypass it for a double feature of "Cherry 2000" and "Runaway."
October 10, 2014
...rarely do we see such good-looking science fiction that borrows smartly from the best films of the genre and tries to do something intellectual with the material.
October 9, 2014
One gets the feeling of witnessing some kind of primordial origin story about parallel destinies for the human race and the intelligent machines we make.
October 9, 2014
"Autmata" is a movie that's all look and no feel, all sizzle and no steak; while it's remarkably easy to appreciate a film with such nimble visuals, the lead-footed storytelling makes it difficult to care.
October 9, 2014
There are interesting ideas here, but they are swallowed up in dull, poorly choreographed shootouts and other action nonsense.
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