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Robots Reviews

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Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
March 10, 2005
It is what the film's lacking - characters or real drama - that keeps it from becoming something better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
March 14, 2005
There's no story here. It has a kind of an interesting look. It's sweet and it's just not funny at all. The jokes are very tired.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
March 10, 2005
The first 20 minutes of Robots are wonderful. Then, Robin Williams shows up and sucks the life out of it.
| Original Score: 2/4
Christian Toto
Washington Times
March 15, 2005
Robots displays a tin ear for endearing characters and storytelling
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Eric D. Snider
March 10, 2005
It feels like they sat around thinking of robot-world gags and neglected everything else.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
March 11, 2005
As miraculous as the setting is and the realization of Wedge's vision, the story fails to really engage on any level save the kinetic.
Jeff Otto
IGN Movies
April 20, 2005
The story holds it back from the "classic" status... All the same, Robots is cute and colorful. Kids will love it and parents will be entertained enough not to mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
March 10, 2005
Like the chrome chassis its villains so ruthlessly hawk, there's a lot of empty space underneath that sparkling shine.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Brian Orndorf
March 11, 2005
What else suggests a complete surrender of effort, imagination, and skill better than an extended flatulence joke between all the metallic characters?
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Mark R. Leeper
March 16, 2005
Lacks all the magic of ICE AGE. The film is entertaining but it is definitely second-rate as current animated features go. It has some good ideas, but overall it tanks.
Full Review| Original Score: 5/10
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
March 11, 2005
The innovative look is undercut by the predictable story and a drawn-out, overblown ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
April 3, 2005
This giddy exposition is polished in its nostalgic atmospheric look but has been assembled with the simplistic precision of piecing together a Tonka toy truck
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
March 30, 2005
A technically fine looking yet dull-as-drill-bits movie whose busy animation creates 90 minutes of chaos onscreen.
| Original Score: C-
Rob Blackwelder
March 7, 2005
With its expensive but largely characterless voice cast and an off-the-shelf follow-your-dreams plot...Robots is lucky to have spectacular production design...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
March 11, 2005
Robots is a dazzling visual spectacle that will delight children of all ages. I guess I'm the only one who wonders why as much care and cleverness can't go into the script and the characters and the plot as go in to those dazzling visuals.
Dan Lybarger
March 12, 2005
'Robots' isn't a joyless experience, but the thought, effort and expense that went into casting Jay Leno as a fire hydrant might have been better placed elsewhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
September 24, 2005
Although Robots has great animation, wonderful visual invention, and a few clever jokes, it has no compelling characters or story to hold them together.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Jan Stuart
March 10, 2005
Robots looks custom-designed but feels factory-assembled.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
March 10, 2005
The picture feels less like the carefully thought-out stories of animated movies such as Finding Nemo and Shrek than a stand-up comedy routine with illustrations.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
March 10, 2005
The animation, and the creation of a world populated entirely by mechanical people, is impressive, but the plot is non-existent and the all-too-distant characters blend together in a mass of clanking gears and creaky sight gags.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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