Spare Parts Reviews

March 20, 2019
Spare Parts will likely be a crowd-pleaser, especially to those familiar with the story, but those expecting something new to be brought to the table are out of luck.
June 12, 2015
The underwater robots almost make up for a lackluster and predictable ending. [full review in Spanish]
June 4, 2015
McNamara's direction, his portrayal of the characters and their lives' circumstances is very superficial.[full review in Spanish]
January 23, 2015
The film is moderately powerful in its exploration of the Latino students' lives outside the classroom, yet the dominant sequences involving the competition are right off the assembly line.
January 20, 2015
Spare Parts is a serviceable, curious, and ultimately bland true story adaptation.
January 20, 2015
Sequences and scenes end unceremoniously, everyone in the movie seems to know each other's backstory before they're properly introduced, and mild jokes land with uncertainty.
January 17, 2015
Spare Parts tries too hard to be a based-on-a-true-story, feel-good, crowd-pleasing, triumph-of-the-underdogs movie.
January 17, 2015
This blatantly big-hearted product isn't half as vibrant as the original 2005 Wired article on which it's based, and myopically neglects to address Arizona's troubling anti-immigration legislation through even a splash of hindsight.
January 16, 2015
Puts a nice heart in a rusty vehicle.
January 16, 2015
In the end, "Spare Parts" proves to be more exhausting than it is inspiring.
January 15, 2015
[The] screenplay ... plays down intellect in favor of corn and clich.
January 15, 2015
Though based on a true story, "Spare Parts," like every other studio product, rehashes clichs from other movies so as not to unduly challenge the audience.
January 15, 2015
If "Stand and Deliver" struck many as a hard-hitting look at life in the urban ghetto, "Spare Parts" seems like a Disney after-school special by comparison.
January 15, 2015
Derivative, overlong, a bit humor-starved, but watchable -- a "Race With the Sun" with robots