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Robots Reviews

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Time Out
February 9, 2006
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 5, 2005
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Ben Kenigsberg
Village Voice
March 15, 2005
Robots is a corporate product, after all -- but a sleek one.
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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.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
March 11, 2005
Moves along at an entertaining, if increasingly familiar clip.
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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.
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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
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
March 11, 2005
Feels shopworn and rote.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
March 11, 2005
Will keep adults amused while the kids focus on Robot City's highway system.
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March 11, 2005
The visuals have so much intrinsic motion that it's too bad Robots is oppressively rollercoasterish.
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
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
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
March 11, 2005
The wittiest and most ambitious computer animated toon to ever come from somebody other than Pixar.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
March 11, 2005
It may not shatter any molds, but it clicks along in a genial, spirited manner.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
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
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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
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
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
March 11, 2005
Packed with unexpected charms.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
March 11, 2005
Software has rarely made hardware look as attractive as it does in Robots.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
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.
| Original Score: B
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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.
| Original Score: C+
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Michael Booth
Denver Post
March 11, 2005
Nothing but net.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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March 11, 2005
Children should enjoy it without reservation.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
March 11, 2005
A funny, vividly made technorama that is always splendid to look at.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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AV Club
March 10, 2005
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
March 10, 2005
Technically, the film is a triumph.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
March 10, 2005
A visual delight.
| Original Score: 3/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
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
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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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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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Jan Stuart
Newsday
March 10, 2005
Robots looks custom-designed but feels factory-assembled.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
March 10, 2005
Robots is in high gear from start to finish.
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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
March 10, 2005
The film is suffused with clever visual ideas but on a storytelling level, Robots is in dire need of an upgrade.
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Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
March 10, 2005
Despite the occasional dent, Robots emerges as a compelling bit of comic clockwork.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
March 10, 2005
Nimble and imaginative.
| Original Score: B
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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+
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Joe Leydon
Variety
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.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
March 7, 2005
Dazzling landscapes feature Rube Goldberg contraptions and visual gags that turn our world on its head.