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Robot Stories Reviews

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Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
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.
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
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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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
March 1, 2004
Impressive if modest debut effort.
Michael Szymanski
February 27, 2004
They're not like the "Twilight Zone" which is an easy comparison; they're more deep, artistic and subtle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
February 27, 2004
The work of a feeling thinker who understands how to communicate sincerity without giving you a headache, a cavity, or a lecture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark R. Leeper
February 24, 2004
These are simple stories, most with a strong insightful element. All but one really says more about humanity than about robots.
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
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Scott Brown
Entertainment Weekly
February 19, 2004
The collection can be summed up in four words I never thought I'd see together: science-fiction chamber music.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Ronnie Scheib
March 27, 2009
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
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Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
November 19, 2004
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
April 2, 2004
Jason Anderson
March 16, 2004

Boston Phoenix
March 1, 2004
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
January 10, 2004
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