Autómata Reviews

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 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.
October 9, 2014
Autmata's generic urban 2044 dystopia is a realm of hazily gray CGI buildings, many rubble-strewn and abandoned.
October 8, 2014
Antonio Banderas does work hard to keep us engaged in this convoluted sci-fi thriller about rebellious robots. After an hour, though, you'll wonder why you didn't just stay home to watch "Blade Runner" again.
October 7, 2014
The effort to make thinking man's sci-fi is admirable, but it requires a steadier, surer hand.
October 7, 2014
The poetry in Ibez's soul has to cohabit with a lot of spray cheese.
October 6, 2014
The overwrought, uncontrolled sci-fi thriller Automata is a disappointing example of a film that lacks the imagination to follow persuasively through on its engaging initial premise.
October 6, 2014
Even for sci-fi, some logic has to enter the plot, which also needs to be devoid of major holes if it's not to fall into ridiculousness, and that, unfortunately, is where Automata lies.