Robot & Frank Reviews

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November 27, 2019
Rooted in genuine charm and the brilliant performance by Frank Langella, Robot & Frank steals your heart.
November 25, 2019
Robot & Frank is a sensitive and heart-warming story thanks to the strong lead performance from [Frank] Langella.
July 31, 2019
I know what you're thinking: you couldn't drag me to see a buddy movie about some batty old guy and his robot butler. But Robot & Frank is far better than it has any right to be.
July 8, 2019
A cute independent film, with a little something at its core to make it a cut above similar independent sugary narratives.
February 9, 2019
Presents us with a refreshingly understated, optimistic and highly plausible version of our future with technology.
December 14, 2018
It's a funny, quirky little story. It won't blow you away, but I found it refreshing.
September 4, 2018
It's OK, I guess, as far as it goes, but it doesn't go far enough, and, in the end, settles for what I most feared it would settle for: sentimentality.
August 27, 2018
It's a lot of fun - frothy on top but with a lot more going on underneath.
May 21, 2018
Robot & Frank nonetheless feels like a story in search of an emotional pay-off.
February 22, 2018
"Robot & Frank" is a real charmer.
October 3, 2017
Robot & Frank, on the other hand, is a tonic of a film: it's all understatement. The whimsical but whip-smart tone suggests a liveaction version of a Pixar movie
September 19, 2017
Genuinely funny and, by its closing chapter, heart-wrenching, [Jake] Schreier and [Christopher D.] Ford's debut feature is simultaneously one of the most safely uncontroversial and idiosyncratically lovely small scale sci-fi movies in a while.
September 5, 2017
Ageing, isolation, broken families, memory and the impact of modern technology are all playfully woven through a smart, comforting narrative that's at once immensely satisfying yet wonderfully unexpected.
September 20, 2016
I, for one, really hope that the future becomes what it is in Robot & Frank.
June 10, 2016
Christopher D. Ford's script deftly explores all the film's relationships with knowing good humor, and the action moves along swiftly enough so we never stop to say, "Hey, wait a minute ..."
January 22, 2014
One of the few movies I've seen where the future is not a dystopic nightmare, 3D-generated phantasmagoria, or otherwise unbelievable peek into a not-too-distant hellworld.
November 8, 2013
FRANK & ROBOT is a poignant tale of man and machine
July 10, 2013
While the premise certainly makes it stand out from the sea of dysfunctional family dramas, a cute idea alone doesn't quite cut it.
May 26, 2013
A slightly futuristic treatise on aging, family and the pitfalls of mechanical screenwriting.
April 21, 2013
Christopher D. Ford's seamless screenplay provides a light-comedy vehicle that Langella rides to a satisfyingly original, epiphanic finale.
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