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  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Half a howler but not nearly funny enough. show more

  • 38
    David Hiltbrand Philadelphia Inquirer

    Surrogates, which borrows tone and content freely from "I, Robot," is all windup and no pitch. show more

  • 20
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    The filmmakers were too busy throwing together potential blockbuster material to notice all the loose ends and gaping holes in logic. Which may, ultimately, explain why Willis looks so confused throughout. Maybe he, too, is straining to locate some intelligence amid all the machinery. show more

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    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    A mechanical sci-fi'er absent of logic or emotions. It functions as an expensive place-filler on the Disney release schedule and, as such, will be welcomed by only the least discriminating thriller fans. show more

  • 75
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Among cheesy sci-fi movies meant to make you think, I'll take Surrogates over "District 9." Both are highly derivative, but in the course of recombining the basic chromosomes of "Blade Runner," "The Matrix" and especially "I, Robot," Surrogates nudges the robo-thriller in an interesting direction. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    This represesents the smartest high-budget, high-profile science fiction film to have come along in quite some time. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Surrogates is entertaining and ingenious, but it settles too soon for formula. show more

  • 50
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    A reasonably watchable sci-fi B movie, a case of a good director and some intriguing ideas struggling to overcome formula plotting, limp dialogue, and a serious case of the sillies. show more

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    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The questions the movie raises have less to do with science than movie execution: Do the actors sound so robotic because they are playing robots well or humans badly? And did a machine write this dialogue? If so, could we please apply for an upgrade? show more

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    Keith Uhlich Time Out New York

    What follows is pulp made near-profound through director Jonathan Mostow’s sure-handed guidance. show more

  • February 15, 2010 jackd1207
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    Not as good and "Sixth Sense" but fairly well done. As with all SciFi movies there must be the suspension of reality and as long as the story fills in all the plot holes it works. This movie pushed the envelope at little too far. Too many holes in the concept. Worth a veiwing, just don't buy it. You probably won't want to watch it again.

  • October 28, 2009 BromePriv
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    Clearly Outstanding. Great acting and a compelling script. Apparently most people 'just don't get it'. This is Not your typical Action Movie, nor just a Sci-Fi Thriller ... It does have a message and it is delivered in a very compelling fashion! The experience is enhanced if you like Bruce Willis (who, once again proves he Can Act) as well as Radha Mitchell, Rosamund Pike, James Cromwell, and Ving Rhames- some of my favorites.

  • October 17, 2009 ANIMALANGEL67
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    Mark and I saw this and we thought it was pretty good. Not great but worth seeing. Not one of B W best movies but it was okay. We do not regret seeing this one at all.

  • October 13, 2009 CHERYL
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    I though that this movie was darn interesting and not a bad movie. I enjoyed it.

  • October 11, 2009 Frankiep111
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    This movie didn't do much for me. Ending was good but the journey was too long and slow. Not one of Bruce Willis's best roles.

  • October 11, 2009 bloodhill7
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    yeah i was going to see this movie but it got a bad meta score rating and i just changed my mind, usually i go see movies above 60-70 depending on the critic reviews and their # of stars

  • October 10, 2009 bdyftns
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    I really like Bruce Willis in just about anything.....but this movie was so bad I was really disappointed. Save your money.

  • October 08, 2009 Past 0bsessi0n
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    blah...I lost confidence in the plot very early into the film. It had potential, but failed in every reguard.

  • October 06, 2009 Jefferson Ridgew
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    It's like this: if you like i, robot or the terminator series most likely you will enjoy this movie. Other than that it was an ok robot action flick (though it was not a whole lot of action that much). Not a very good movie even though it has bruce willis in it , do not be deceived. not a good film.

  • October 04, 2009 AdamChristopher4
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    Just came from it, dear God don't go. With a movie billed a cop/action movie with robots, how do you not have good acton sequences, or at least a few. I didn't have high expectations going in, just minimal plot, some cool effects and Bruce Willis doing his everyman "is this what the world has come to? Let's just kick the **** ouf of the machines" thing. That didn't happen either. You'd think the minds behind this would have watched iRobot and knew those effect might be what people were looking for in a human/robot interaction. Wait for video, then pass, seriously

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