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Robot Stories Reviews

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David Cornelius
February 10, 2005
Pak sets himself up as a filmmaker to watch, a creator of intelligent, thoughtful stories that refuse to be contained by traditional definition.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
January 6, 2005
The title encourages us to think of Robot Stories as the cinematic equivalent of a book of short stories, and I'd say a book in which half the stories are excellent is not a bad bet.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
January 6, 2005
Robot Stories doesn't advance the boundaries of imaginative fiction. It's The Twilight Zone reimagined by Lifetime TV.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
December 3, 2004
Although uneven and tentative, Robot Stories is sufficiently thoughtful, provocative and original to make you wonder what Greg Pak might do with access to better parts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
December 3, 2004
This compilation of four cinematic short stories is an uneven affair.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
September 3, 2004
Each vignette is worthy of admiration - not too much admiration, as Pak's ability as a storyteller is more developed than his filmmaking skills.
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
August 5, 2004
While Pak shows promise, especially with the final segment, a meditation on the existence of the soul, his reach ultimately exceeds his grasp.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
June 11, 2004
Robot Stories has the look and feel of an above-average student film, but Pak's potential promises better things to come.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
May 25, 2004
Clearly the work of a beginning filmmaker, modestly budgeted and variable in effect, but it shows promise.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News
May 13, 2004
Mr. Pak accomplishes the rare feat of making the viewer think and wonder as he sheds light on little corners of the heart.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
May 9, 2004
As a complete work, Robot Stories is a solid collection.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 30, 2004
These are tales from the heart -- pulsing to a high-tech beat.
| Original Score: 3/4
Karen Karbo
April 26, 2004
Part of the minimalist allure of Robot Stories is that it's much more than the sum of its parts.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
April 16, 2004
Robot Stories is a both a throwback and, hopefully, a sign of things to come.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4

E! Online
April 16, 2004
It's a confident first feature from director-to-watch Greg Pak, one that pulls off sci-fi ideas with a lo-fi budget.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Pablo Villaša
Cinema em Cena
April 5, 2004
Utilizando a tecnologia (no caso, rob˘s) para estudar a psique e o comportamento humanos, Pak realiza uma antologia irregular, mas muito interessante.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Manohla Dargis
Los Angeles Times
March 12, 2004
There's no pleasure in giving new directors bad reviews and it's especially unpleasant when what's wrong with their work isn't a clumsy performance or two, a sagging second act or a repugnant worldview, but a near-total absence of filmmaking talent.
| Original Score: 2/5
Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Daily News
March 12, 2004
This collection of four thinly connected pieces possesses an immediate relevance grounded in the everyday tension between the real and the artificial and ever-narrowing distinction between the two.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
March 11, 2004
This is a heartfelt endeavor, given weight by Shimono's extraordinary performance.
James Verniere
Boston Herald
March 1, 2004
An exploration of robot themes in the humanist tradition of such acclaimed authors as Ray Bradbury and Isaac Asimov.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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