Robot & Frank - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Robot & Frank Reviews

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Tim Evans
Sky Movies
March 6, 2013
Frank Langella subtly provides the heart and soul as the crafty Frank, a game retiree whose disreputable inclinations take the story in a pleasingly unsentimental direction - think Wall-e meets The Thomas Crown Affair.
| Original Score: 3/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
March 6, 2013
Frank Langella plays former cat burglar Frank and the 75-year-old actor holds the entire film together with his screen integrity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Charlie Lyne
Film4
March 4, 2013
An ageing Frank Langella and a disembodied Peter Sarsgaard make for an unexpectedly dynamic double act in this refreshingly unsentimental geriatric drama. Robust and frank.
Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman
March 3, 2013
Jake Schreier's first feature is a slight story - it's maybe something that could have turned up in an episode of the Twilight Zone - but it's also tender and rather charming.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Damon Wise
Empire Magazine
March 3, 2013
Forget the sci-fi trimmings and sentimental pay-off - this is a gleefully subversive character study of a charming but unapologetic rogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kevin Harley
Total Film
February 17, 2013
It carefully exceeds expectation, helped in no small measure by Langella's wily, wistful lead.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
February 6, 2013
Offbeat sci-fi buddy movie isn't likely to attract teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Rage Monthly
January 27, 2013
One of the ten best films of 2012.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Jesse Hassenger
PopMatters
January 7, 2013
Despite some moments of surprising emotional impact, as we realize the depth of Frank's condition, the movie is too often mechanical.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Whitney Borup
Film Threat
January 7, 2013
The film moves beyond a mere concept and delivers an emotionally significant final product.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dave White
Movies.com
January 7, 2013
It's enough to make you want to hit DELETE.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
January 7, 2013
Ultimately, it feels as though the filmmakers have settled for the soft option one too many times, and the result is a pleasant but unmemorable watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 5, 2013
More humorous than funny, more charming than truly entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
November 30, 2012
An enjoyable diversion, a lightweight bit of philosophizing that blends humor with the bittersweet.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 26, 2012
First-time director Jake Schreier never forces the gentle emotional undertow that explores aging and dementia, the result being a charming, touching ode to elderly people and the humanist potential of technology.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Aaron Yap
Flicks.co.nz
November 15, 2012
May be one of the blandest, mushiest non-rom-com films of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
November 15, 2012
I thought he was a grumpy old man and I found the film actually quite unpleasant, that resorts to sentimentality in such a cheap way at the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
November 15, 2012
There are also some surprising plot developments that eventually turn the comedy into quite a touching human story. ROBOT & FRANK is a modest but genuinely appealing film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jake Wilson
The Age (Australia)
November 15, 2012
The final twist is a little forced, but otherwise the actors ensure that the fanciful plot stays grounded in recognisable emotions -- and Langella and Sarandon have more romantic chemistry than most screen couples at any age.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Simon Foster
sbs.com.au
November 14, 2012
Its darker elements are handled with a light touch that don't allow the film's fantasy structure to become overburdened with self-importance.
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