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I, Robot Reviews

July 23, 2004
For all its flaws, I, Robot is arresting to look at.
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July 20, 2004
A reasonable, if not entirely engrossing,105-minute summer escape.
Read More | Original Score: 7/10
July 20, 2004
By adeptly combining action and ideas, it proves that Hollywood can still produce astonishing entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 20, 2004
Strives to be so many things that it ultimately falls away to nothing, a heap of expensive metal parts.
July 20, 2004
Rather than a thoughtful adaptation of a venerated piece of sci-fi lit, we get a dumbed-down litany of deliberate clichés and digital white noise.
July 19, 2004
... a slick, consistently entertaining thrill ride ...
July 16, 2004
For the most part, this is thrilling fun.
July 16, 2004
Succeed on its own terms as an entertaining mid-season popcorn movie.
July 16, 2004
A failure of imagination.
July 16, 2004
Performances, plot and pacing are as mechanical as the hard-wired cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 16, 2004
A CGI-laced action movie cum merchandising opportunity, warped into insensate silliness by the pop-iconic demands of Smith's megabucks macho action-hero persona and peppered with stock cop-on-the- edge action-movie situations.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
July 16, 2004
Substandard Will Smith action-hero vehicle.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 16, 2004
[The screenplay is] good enough to keep things moving, to supply Smith with one- liners and to provide an excuse for the compelling backdrop.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 16, 2004
A middling entertainment.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 16, 2004
Much of the movie feels dull or derivative.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 16, 2004
Surprisingly smart, cool-looking, nicely paced and well-acted.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 16, 2004
I, Robot is fun, even when it relies a bit too much on standard police-procedure cliches.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 16, 2004
Plays like a compendium of summer blockbusters.
Read More | Original Score: C+
July 16, 2004
A movie of its kind and of its time -- functional, professional, slickly manufactured and slouching toward consciousness -- I, Robot is a perfect slave to mechanical convention.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 16, 2004
Will Smith fans will likely be disappointed, and lovers of fine cinema best look elsewhere. But if you're looking for robots going crazy, this one's worth your money.
Read More | Original Score: C+
July 16, 2004
Director Alex Proyas lays on the Tomorrowland awe of shiny metallics, techno-worship and fascist efficiency that make the future look like a nice place to visit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 16, 2004
A watchable enough piece of summer entertainment.
Read More | Original Score: B-
July 16, 2004
An engaging CGI-fueled ride.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 16, 2004
The plot is simple-minded and disappointing, and the chase and action scenes are pretty much routine for movies in the sci-fi CGI genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 16, 2004
The sort of multiplex-buster that depends more on editing and production design than on story line.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 15, 2004
Ring-a-ding dull.
July 15, 2004
Although Asimov's core conceit remains intact, the movie essentially plays out like an off-the-rack 1990s action flick.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
July 15, 2004
A movie that never stops feeling like an advertisement for itself.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 15, 2004
I, Robot is less compelling as a drama of the human enslavement of androids than it is an intriguing vision of a treeless, cashless future.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 15, 2004
'Suggested by' Isaac Asimov's book of short stories, Alex Proyas's hectic thriller engages some interesting ideas on its way to an overblown and incoherent ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 15, 2004
The film works best as a kind of mindless, action-packed B-movie. But on the A-level at which recent science fiction/fantasy films operate, this movie falls woefully short.
July 15, 2004
I, Robot is yet another summer entree in which good intentions are stymied by excessive bric-a-brac.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 15, 2004
Those who are unfamiliar with Asimov's work may enjoy I, Robot as a summer popcorn movie. It's just unfortunate that it's not more.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 15, 2004
A whodunit that keeps you guessing right to the end.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 15, 2004
While it's not in a league with Blade Runner, The Terminator or even Robocop, I, Robot is an efficiently designed, well-oiled machine.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 15, 2004
A high-tech thriller that really works -- both because of its eye-popping visual feats and the ideas and humanity behind them.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 15, 2004
Worlds better than a mess like Men in Black II.
Read More | Original Score: B-
July 14, 2004
A routine Will Smith cop-on- the-hunt thriller at heart, I, Robot lacks imaginative excitement.
Full Review | Original Score: B-