Robot & Frank Reviews

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February 6, 2013
Offbeat sci-fi buddy movie isn't likely to attract teens.
January 27, 2013
One of the ten best films of 2012.
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.
January 7, 2013
The film moves beyond a mere concept and delivers an emotionally significant final product.
January 7, 2013
It's enough to make you want to hit DELETE.
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.
January 5, 2013
More humorous than funny, more charming than truly entertaining.
November 30, 2012
An enjoyable diversion, a lightweight bit of philosophizing that blends humor with the bittersweet.
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.
November 15, 2012
May be one of the blandest, mushiest non-rom-com films of the year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
November 13, 2012
Robot and Frank poses those big sci-fi, existential questions but with the bedside manner of a carer.
November 11, 2012
A subtle, good-natured ride with a gentle bite. Langella gives an exquisite performance as the wily ex-con.
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
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
October 20, 2012
Deserves credit for bringing comic fantasy close to sensitive reality
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.
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