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Robot & Frank Reviews

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Rebecca Pahle
The Mary Sue
September 20, 2016
I, for one, really hope that the future becomes what it is in Robot & Frank.
Bill Newcott
AARP Movies for Grownups
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 ..."
Full Review | Original Score: 4 of 5
Joshua Topolsky
The Verge
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.
Top Critic
Chase Whale
November 8, 2013
FRANK & ROBOT is a poignant tale of man and machine
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 26, 2013
A slightly futuristic treatise on aging, family and the pitfalls of mechanical screenwriting.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
April 21, 2013
Christopher D. Ford's seamless screenplay provides a light-comedy vehicle that Langella rides to a satisfyingly original, epiphanic finale.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
March 10, 2013
The robot gives an ironic twist to Isaac Asimov's "Three Laws of Robotics", and the movie is highly enjoyably for three quarters of the way.
March 10, 2013
Explores in subtle and heartbreaking ways how memory becomes a defining part of who were are and where we're going.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
March 9, 2013
Often moving and deeply personal, Robot & Frank is a rewarding - if often underdeveloped - antidote to the plethora of loud and overblown movies that tackle the theme of technology's role in our futures
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
March 8, 2013
A warm drama that drifts into light, goofy comedy, this film is too slight to be a classic, but its subtly sharp-edged script holds our interest and gives the cast something to work with.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Richard Edwards
SFX Magazine
March 8, 2013
A small but perfectly formed tale with plenty to say about the nature of friendship.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
March 8, 2013
The pair's low-key crime spree provides some gentle suspense, but it's the developing friendship between the grouchy ex-thief and the robot that will beguile viewers most.
Peter Bradshaw
March 7, 2013
Robot & Frank does not quite deliver a killer punch, but it's an engaging, humane fantasy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
March 7, 2013
Frank Langella forms an engaging double act with a piece of moulded metal alloy in Robot & Frank.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Gritten
Daily Telegraph (UK)
March 7, 2013
Here's a film with a premise that could have played horrendously in the wrong hands.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chris Fyvie
The Skinny
March 7, 2013
A fairly cheap trick towards the denouement aside, this is cutely observed, thoughtful work.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sophie Monks Kaufman
Little White Lies
March 7, 2013
Robot and Frank were electric. The rest? Sheepish.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
March 6, 2013
Enjoyable, well written and superbly acted comedy drama that cleverly blends buddy movies, Sci-Fi flicks and caper pictures into an emotionally engaging film about old age.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
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