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Bicentennial Man Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
Film about robot who wants to be human is so-so.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 2, 2005
...aspires to an almost adult level of seriousness.
| Original Score: C
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
October 23, 2003
Bicentennial Man is sometimes sweet, but it's also a phenomenal waste of talent, and a continuation of a Williams' trip down the wrong road.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mike Higgins
Sight and Sound
December 2, 2002
The film swiftly settles into an unevenly paced, episodic structure, unsure whether it's a family saga, a sci-fi drama or a children's comedy.
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
Columbus lays on the sentimentality thickly, sometimes letting it get in the way of the storytelling. The longer the movie continues, the more overt he becomes in his emotional pandering.
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Virtually every emotion, motivation, idea, character and plot point in the movie is flat and perfunctory -- except for those that carry the invisible subtitle, 'Cry, dammit!'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mike Kerrigan
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
You long for [Williams] to break the metal mold, if only for a minute, to remind you that you are watching the best improvisational comedian of this millennium.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
April 3, 2002
Becomes a somber, sentimental and rather profound romantic fantasy that is more true to the spirit of the Golden Age of science-fiction writing than possibly any other movie of the '90s.
| Original Score: B
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
March 19, 2002
It's one thing to ask an audience to love a mechanical man, but quite another to love a mechanical performance.
| Original Score: 2/4
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
March 8, 2002
Best left on the shelf to collect dust.
Full Review | Original Score: short
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 5, 2002
A shiny houehold robot becomes an exemplar of the spiritual practice of kindness in this film that must be taken to heart.
Ben Falk
April 17, 2001
The worst kind of movie -- one with no direction, no identity, and above all no heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
March 14, 2001
Robin Williams cae en el tipo de personaje que ha venido interpretando hasta el cansancio: el del hombre bueno que es todo emociones y que es capaz de llorar amargamente
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
[Robin William's] most grandiose holiday greeting yet.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Scott Renshaw
Scott Renshaw's Screening Room
January 1, 2000
Bicentennial Man's few simple pleasures can't make up for its shallow philosophizing.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
By relegating the story to a disappointing level of superficiality and never attempting to venture more than skin-deep into some intriguing themes, Bicentennial Man comes across like recycled, diluted Star Trek.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
At the Movies
January 1, 2000
A cornball drone of greeting-card sentiment.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Tom Keogh
January 1, 2000
Part of the deep appeal of this film is its undercurrent of yearning beneath surface ironies.

E! Online
January 1, 2000
Is it incest or insurrection?
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
January 1, 2000
This movie gives families a good opportunity to talk about what makes us human.
| Original Score: 3/5
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