I, Robot Reviews

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February 28, 2020
...is it a good thing that the CGI robot was so much more interesting and believable than the (largely) human protagonist played by Will Smith? I think not. It somehow made the many shortcomings of the film seem even more apparent.
April 1, 2019
The plot seemed forced to me, though average summer fare. What bothered me the most however, was the ending.
April 1, 2019
Pardon me if I've seen this before.
April 1, 2019
Leaving aside the sub-Matrix hokum about Spooner's sweet-potato-loving grandmom, the movie humiliates itself - and embarrasses us - by the amount of time it spends plugging a glamorous car...
April 1, 2019
In the end, I, Robot is just an assembly-line product of a not very advanced model.
April 1, 2019
This sci-fi action adventure, loosely based on the writing of Isaac Asimov, is impressive for Patrick Tatopoulos's production design but depressive for the juiceless story.
December 15, 2018
The problem with Robot is that it keeps reminding you of better, edgier flicks, notably Blade Runner, The Terminator and Minority Report, not to mention director Alex Proyas's own Dark City.
December 15, 2018
[I, Robot] somehow manages to overlook the subversive potential, and it's low on wit, coming up with a good-looking but ultimately inert movie with a feeble non-ending that gave me a pain in all the diodes down my left side.
December 15, 2018
I, Robot is far less concerned with bellowing an Orwellian socio-political warning than with giving Will Smith enough robots to bash apart and send flying across elaborate sets.
December 15, 2018
While the shiny props and impressive effects lend high-tech glamour, it is the fine balance of action, character, and an old-school detective story that enable Alex Proyas' impressive sci-fi movie to cross the boundaries of genre.
December 15, 2018
The result is a cluttered, awkward blockbuster that's just smart enough to get itself into trouble.
January 9, 2018
The plot unravels rather than cranking up. The McGuffin with Spooner can be seen coming from a long way off, while the film jinks rather than twists towards its inevitable climax.
August 30, 2017
A dreary action-mystery that spends far too much time mucking around a villainous plot that isn't nearly as difficult to unravel as the protagonist makes it.
August 24, 2017
. . .the movie starts to really lose its way, and tries to distract us, the audience, with lots 'o big stupid action moments and slow-mo shots of Will Smith flying through the air, yelling "YARGHHHHH!!" spraying bullets as he goes.
July 11, 2010
Pretty to look at but there's not much under the hood in this Isaac Asimov-based futuristic murder mystery...
August 7, 2008
The effects crews do better work than the writers do.
July 8, 2008
It feels like an anonymous Hollywood studio film that overwhelmed the director with the demands to fashion a blockbuster vehicle for its star.
September 24, 2007
The movie is at least a bit less annoying than director Alex Proyas' previous two genre attempts.
July 14, 2007
I, Robot is not a bad movie, it just doesn't know its roots.
September 25, 2006
Smith's occasional sullenness suggests he is itching for another Ali-like chance to prove his acting chops even as he slums his way through another high-tech shoot-'em-up.
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