• A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001)

A.I.: Artificial Intelligence

Release Date: June 29th, 2001

DVD Release Date: March 5th, 2002

PG-13 |2 hr 25 min

Plot Summary

A robotic boy, the first programmed to love, David (Haley Joel Osment) is adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee (Sam Robards) and his wife (Frances O'Connor). Though he gradually becomes their child, a series of unexpected circumstances make this life impossible for David. Without final acceptance by humans or machines, David embarks on a journey to discover where he truly belongs, uncovering a world in which the line between robot and machine is both vast and profoundly thin.

Cast: Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, Frances O'Connor, Brendan Gleeson, Sam Robards, William Hurt, Jake Thomas, Ken Leung

Director: Steven Spielberg

Genres: Science fiction , Fantasy , Drama

Production Co: Stanley Kubrick Productions, DreamWorks SKG, Amblin Entertainment, Warner Brothers

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Mother, Creative, Emotional, Dark, Transformation, Quest, Love, New York City

Ratings & Reviews

  • 30
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    A grim disappointment for grown-ups, and far too violent for young kids. I found it to be clumsy, misanthropic and intractably lifeless.

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Audacious, technically masterful, challenging, sometimes moving, ceaselessly watchable. What holds it back from greatness is a failure to really engage the ideas that it introduces. show more

  • 100
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    Pure magic, a three-act movie fantasy that transports us -- as the best films do -- to a world of its own, a place of ambiguous joy and delirious terror.

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Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Visual Effects
Nominated Achievement in Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture