Release Date: August 24th, 2018

PG |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

A.X.L. is a top-secret, robotic dog that has advanced artificial intelligence created by the military. After an experiment gone wrong, A.X.L. is discovered hiding in the desert by Alex, a kindhearted outsider who finds a way to connect with the robot. The two soon develop a special friendship based on trust, loyalty and compassion. Helping Miles gain confidence, A.X.L. goes to any length to protect his new companion, including facing off against the scientists who want their creation back.

Cast: Alex Neustaedter, Becky G, Alex MacNicoll, Dominic Rains, Thomas Jane, Niko Guardado, Patricia De Leon, Dorian Kingi

Director: Oliver Daly

Genres: Science fiction , Adventure

Production Co: Lakeshore Entertainment, Global Road Entertainment, Phantom Four

Distributors: Global Road Entertainment

Keywords: 2010s, Love interest, Love, Playful, Rivalry, Friendship, Amusing, Moving, Pursuit

Ratings & Reviews

  • 30
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    Sadly, Oliver Daly's kid-oriented feature only strains hopelessly for Amblin Entertainment-style magic. The result is that A.X.L. feels in desperate need of repairs. show more

  • 38

    What's missing is any genuine personality from the robot (or the human characters, for that matter). show more

  • 25
    William BibbianiTheWrap

    A-X-L may be a dog, but he’s designed to be a weapon, so he looks like nightmare fuel. And nightmare fuel usually isn’t the best centerpiece for a family-friendly flick. show more

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