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Based on 38 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 3 )
  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Although I, Robot provokes thought, it doesn't exactly deliver thought, despite the occasional Cartesian reference to "ghosts in the machine." show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Performances, plot and pacing are as mechanical as the hard-wired cast. show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Impressive for Patrick Tatopoulos's production design but depressive for the juiceless story. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    For its first two acts this flashy vehicle is an anodized titanium streamline baby. Then comes a robot rumble that brings the action to a crashing halt. show more

  • 88
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    The perfect sci-fi movie for a post-9/11 world, in that it tells us we're afraid of threats hiding in plain sight. show more

  • 50
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    The film works best as a kind of mindless, action-packed B-movie. But on the A-level at which recent science fiction/fantasy films operate -- meaning the "Spider-Man," "Harry Potter" and "Terminator" series -- this movie falls woefully short. show more

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    This is a movie to restore the faith of those who had given up on science fiction after "The Matrix Reloaded/Revolutions." By adeptly combining action and ideas, it proves that Hollywood can still produce astonishing entertainment. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    It's a high-tech thriller that really works. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Less ambitious than "Blade Runner" but more coherent than "Artificial Intelligence: A.I.," which it vaguely resembles, I, Robot is best during homely moments when Smith shows his human side. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Hollywood's umpteenth tale of robots run amok is surprisingly smart, cool-looking, nicely paced and well-acted. show more

  • November 07, 2010 greatyook6
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    In ‘I robot’ there are three laws of robotics. These laws get on the wrong track in the movie. It implies that robotics have to protect human but once the robotics start to recognize them as humanity the biggest threat to human is humanity itself. Subsequently, robotics begins thinking they have to control human. This can be seen computers start to refuse to accept words they are given but they start to analyze sentences. It can symbolize that they have free will in the end. Well, actually the main robot character shows the perfect free will in the movie. Then, can robotics in the movie be seen as living things? If we think about living things basic phenomenon, systematization of cell, as essential part of life, the systematization within machines or computers can be also seen as living things as well, subsequently the hero of ‘I robot’ becomes the living creature

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  • October 20, 2009 Mickeyforme
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    This movie is fun but sometimes boring. It has a good sci-fi plot but all of it sometimes seems overwhelming. Smith did a great job of placing humor in this action film. The movie has a nice sense of the future-besides the robots of course.

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