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Robots Reviews

March 15, 2005
Robots is a corporate product, after all -- but a sleek one.
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.
March 13, 2005
Robots is more than a load of spare parts, but there are some sprockets and rivets missing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 11, 2005
Moves along at an entertaining, if increasingly familiar clip.
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.
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
March 11, 2005
Feels shopworn and rote.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 11, 2005
Will keep adults amused while the kids focus on Robot City's highway system.
March 11, 2005
The visuals have so much intrinsic motion that it's too bad Robots is oppressively rollercoasterish.
March 11, 2005
If you're looking for another Toy Story, with its winning combination of winking innocence, witty storytelling and wondrous virtual reality, you won't find it in Robots.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 11, 2005
For an animated movie accompanied by its own line of Burger King toys and sugary breakfast cereal, Robots certainly provides a lot of Kafkaesque moments for the kiddies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 11, 2005
The wittiest and most ambitious computer animated toon to ever come from somebody other than Pixar.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
March 11, 2005
It may not shatter any molds, but it clicks along in a genial, spirited manner.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 11, 2005
The sophistication of its humor is at the level of The Simpsons, and the computer animation is a wonder.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 11, 2005
For a movie that rails against the notion of creative artists toiling amid corporate gloom, Robots often feels calculated and mass-produced.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 11, 2005
Cute, clangy, hyperactive, really shiny, completely inorganic (except for the flatulence jokes) and totally hermetic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 11, 2005
Packed with unexpected charms.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 11, 2005
Software has rarely made hardware look as attractive as it does in Robots.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 11, 2005
Fully entertaining and visually astonishing if a bit spare in the story department, Robots is nonetheless a 100-percent guaranteed kid-pleaser that will also bowl over adults.
Read More | Original Score: B
March 11, 2005
Even when the jokes are so predictable the punch lines seem preprogrammed, there is inevitably some visual business to keep us occupied, and to keep Robots merrily clanking along.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 11, 2005
Despite the presence of some finely tooled parts, the new animated feature Robots lumbers under the weight of a story that might have rolled off a Hollywood assembly line.
Read More | Original Score: C+
March 11, 2005
Nothing but net.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 11, 2005
Children should enjoy it without reservation.
March 11, 2005
Like Finding Nemo, this is a movie that is a joy to behold entirely apart from what it is about.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 11, 2005
A funny, vividly made technorama that is always splendid to look at.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 10, 2005
Technically, the film is a triumph.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 10, 2005
A visual delight.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 10, 2005
A reminder that when it comes to innovative animated entertainment for all ages, there is Pixar, there is Japan and there is everybody else.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 10, 2005
Robots looks custom-designed but feels factory-assembled.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 10, 2005
Robots is in high gear from start to finish.
March 10, 2005
The film is suffused with clever visual ideas but on a storytelling level, Robots is in dire need of an upgrade.
March 10, 2005
Despite the occasional dent, Robots emerges as a compelling bit of comic clockwork.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 10, 2005
Nimble and imaginative.
Read More | Original Score: B
March 9, 2005
The movie bops along with a happy, jumping, kinetic vitality. Is it a coincidence that R2-D2 looks as if he would fit right in with the misfit bots?
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 7, 2005
Despite a script with more second-hand parts than many of its title characters, Robots inspires sufficient wonderment to impress as spectacle.
March 7, 2005
Dazzling landscapes feature Rube Goldberg contraptions and visual gags that turn our world on its head.