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Robot & Frank Reviews

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Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
November 13, 2012
Robot and Frank poses those big sci-fi, existential questions but with the bedside manner of a carer.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ed Gibbs
The Sunday Age
November 11, 2012
A subtle, good-natured ride with a gentle bite. Langella gives an exquisite performance as the wily ex-con.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
November 11, 2012
More concerned with the heart than the robotics, Robot & Frank is a buddy movie in which memory is a prized thing. And it's certainly memorable
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
November 11, 2012
Simply oozing with charm, this sci-fi buddy movie about a robot and an ageing ex-jewel thief with memory issues has heart when you least expect it, allowing its bittersweet arrow to gently trigger our emotions
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
October 20, 2012
Deserves credit for bringing comic fantasy close to sensitive reality
Adam Lowes
October 16, 2012
If Miranda July tackled an episode of Tales of the Unexpected the results might be something close to what's on offer here.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rob Carnevale
The List
October 16, 2012
Langella provides a formidable central presence, both stubborn and endearing, while Sarsgaard injects warmth and humanity into Robot.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Shaun Munro
What Culture
October 11, 2012
An hysterically funny, breathlessly paced and moving meditation on old age and existence, topped by an award-worthy turn from Frank Langella. One of the year's best.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
October 10, 2012
Jake Schreier and scriptwriter Christopher Ford go well beyond the initial fun of the robot conceit to craft a thoughtful film musing on both the ageing process and our relationship with technology.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
October 5, 2012
A little gem of a movie about aging and obsolescence that is also a very modest sci-fi cautionary tale.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Adam Ross
The Aristocrat
September 27, 2012
... a marvel of the highest order. Robot and Frank manages to seamlessly blend comedy, science fiction and drama into a film that is hilarious, truly original and utterly heartfelt
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
September 10, 2012
This blend of sentiment and genre fancy is not unlike something Ray Bradbury might have contrived for The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Tony Macklin
September 8, 2012
Robot & Frank is an airy, engaging flight of fancy. It's also part caper film, part character study, and part allegory about aging. Robot & Frank shouldn't work, but it does.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
September 7, 2012
..never hits the easy and obvious beats of a buddy comedy; there's no sentimental bonding between man and mecha man. Similarly, though it feints toward romance, the relationship ... resolves in an unexpectedly bittersweet way.
Full Review | Original Score: 87/100
Chris Foran
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
September 6, 2012
"Robot & Frank" is a study of a man who lives with his past mistakes but can't shake how truly alive they made him feel when he was making them, regardless of what they cost him.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Orndorf
September 2, 2012
Hodgepodge of moods built around an unlikely story of friendship between a man and his service robot, the film carries itself confidently, with occasional moments of significant emotion.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
August 31, 2012
They get the robot right, with fluid movement (by dancer Rachael Ma) and canned warmth in its user-friendly voice (performed by Peter Sarsgaard).
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
August 31, 2012
What a weird, winning little movie is Robot & Frank.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Tom Long
Detroit News
August 31, 2012
"Robot & Frank" hits all the right notes - romantic, fantastic, tragic and sweet.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Shawn Levy
August 30, 2012
The chief spectacle here -- and it's a good one -- is Langella in gruff, curdled mode, an underappreciated master actor slipping seamlessly into a bespoke role.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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