Robot Stories Reviews

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March 1, 2004
Impressive if modest debut effort.
February 27, 2004
It's a mechanical man with a soul, but no armor.
February 27, 2004
They're not like the "Twilight Zone" which is an easy comparison; they're more deep, artistic and subtle.
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.
February 24, 2004
These are simple stories, most with a strong insightful element. All but one really says more about humanity than about robots.
February 21, 2004
Though mildly involving, the feature film suffers from having too few distinctions among its different parts.
February 20, 2004
Slight and unsurprising.
February 20, 2004
Pak relies on the basics of writing and acting to express his ideas, but only "The Robot Fixer" fully makes up for cinematic shortcomings
February 19, 2004
The collection can be summed up in four words I never thought I'd see together: science-fiction chamber music.
February 16, 2004
In two segments, wacky robots are the obvious punch lines of hackneyed plots. But the other two succeed by making technology the stimulus for much more human explorations.
February 13, 2004
Concerned with detailing the various interactions of an unsettling, fragile humanity with its own technology.
February 13, 2004
Following in the footsteps of Ray Bradbury, Rod Serling and Philip K. Dick rather than George Lucas, Pak returns to the tradition of intelligent, humanistic sci-fi and reminds us of the value of good genre fiction.
February 13, 2004
The stories, which range in length from 20 to 25 minutes, have an unhurried pace but they never dawdle and never bore.
February 13, 2004
The Twilight Zone for the 21st century.
February 13, 2004
Offers considerably more insight into the conceptions of real and artificial intelligence and emotion than the immensely overrated debacle that is AI: Artificial Intelligence.
February 13, 2004
Each story has a unique style and something profound and/or wonderful to say. The players might be artificial, but the human drama is real.
February 12, 2004
Greg Pak's fantasy anthology piece, which details the ways robots have complicated the lives of humans, has a dexterous sense of wonder that nonetheless leaves the film feeling a bit detached.
February 12, 2004
The last is the most touching, but all are skillfully made.
February 10, 2004
A quietly impassioned, genuinely stirring indie rarity.
February 9, 2004
Suffers a bit too much from Twilight Zone-itis
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