Robot & Frank Reviews

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September 4, 2018
It's OK, I guess, as far as it goes, but it doesn't go far enough, and, in the end, settles for what I most feared it would settle for: sentimentality.
October 3, 2017
Robot & Frank, on the other hand, is a tonic of a film: it's all understatement. The whimsical but whip-smart tone suggests a liveaction version of a Pixar movie
September 5, 2017
Ageing, isolation, broken families, memory and the impact of modern technology are all playfully woven through a smart, comforting narrative that's at once immensely satisfying yet wonderfully unexpected.
November 8, 2013
FRANK & ROBOT is a poignant tale of man and machine
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.
March 7, 2013
Robot & Frank does not quite deliver a killer punch, but it's an engaging, humane fantasy.
March 7, 2013
Frank Langella forms an engaging double act with a piece of moulded metal alloy in Robot & Frank.
March 7, 2013
Here's a film with a premise that could have played horrendously in the wrong hands.
March 7, 2013
Robot and Frank were electric. The rest? Sheepish.
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.
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.
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.
August 31, 2012
What a weird, winning little movie is Robot & Frank.
August 31, 2012
"Robot & Frank" hits all the right notes - romantic, fantastic, tragic and sweet.
August 30, 2012
Langella ... is tremendous.
August 24, 2012
Frank Langella's presence would be enough to pique my interest in any film. Robot & Frank offers him a modest starring vehicle with a science-fiction spin, and the result is one of the most enjoyable indie films of the year.
August 24, 2012
It may not seem like an even playing field pitting an actor as powerfully intense as Frank Langella opposite a robot, but that's the game plan behind the waywardly endearing, slightly futuristic fantasy Robot & Frank.
August 24, 2012
Much of Robot & Frank is (frankly) resistible, including the climactic narrative twist, but there is also a likeable oddness that transcends the sentimental contrivance.
August 24, 2012
An endearing movie about a human and his mechanical new buddy.
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