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Robot & Frank Reviews

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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.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 26, 2012
When the film allows itself to slack, it slumps almost irrevocably, and it never quite recovers from an unsatisfying and overemotional middle.
November 15, 2012
May be one of the blandest, mushiest non-rom-com films of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 5, 2013
More humorous than funny, more charming than truly entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 23, 2012
This is a framework that could have benefitted from more irony and complexity, especially with the resources of Langella, but at the end, I felt the movie was too easily satisfied.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 23, 2012
"Robot & Frank" is the sort of undernourished, underpopulated production that indie fans must all too frequently settle for. It's a theatrical feature hell bent for home video.
March 7, 2013
Despite the amusing premise this isn't funny, moving or eventful enough to merit a trip to the cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
October 20, 2012
Deserves credit for bringing comic fantasy close to sensitive reality
August 14, 2012
Christopher D. Ford's film is nothing more than a Lifetime movie dolled up in cheap Philip K. Dick drag.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 23, 2012
"Robot & Frank" isn't sure whether it's a comedy or drama, buddy movie or sci-fi fantasy, family melodrama or social satire.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 23, 2012
[T]he movie in general is undercut by the crime high jinks.
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
August 14, 2012
Essentially a mediocre character study dipped in sci-fi conventions and Social Security-age sentimentality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
January 7, 2013
It's enough to make you want to hit DELETE.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 8, 2013
The film tries to say something coherent about important issues such as the descending darkness of old age but misses the mark with most of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 20, 2016
I, for one, really hope that the future becomes what it is in Robot & Frank.
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