Robot & Frank
Robot & Frank (2012)

Set in the near future, Frank, a retired cat burglar, has two grown kids who are concerned he can no longer live alone. They are tempted to place him in a nursing home until Frank's son chooses a different option: against the old… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: February 12, 2013
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Led by a brilliant performance from star Frank Langella, Robot & Frank works as both a quirky indie drama and as a smart, thoughtful meditation on aging.

Chase Whale

FRANK & ROBOT is a poignant tale of man and machine

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

There's a warm and poignant interplay between the co-stars.

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Joshua Topolsky
The Verge

One of the few movies I've seen where the future is not a dystopic nightmare, 3D-generated phantasmagoria, or otherwise unbelievable peek into a not-too-distant hellworld.

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

Ultimately, it feels as though the filmmakers have settled for the soft option one too many times, and the result is a pleasant but unmemorable watch.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

Langella ... is tremendous.

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Cory Everett
The Playlist

While the premise certainly makes it stand out from the sea of dysfunctional family dramas, a cute idea alone doesn't quite cut it.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

"Robot & Frank" hits all the right notes - romantic, fantastic, tragic and sweet.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

It may not seem like an even playing field pitting an actor as powerfully intense as Frank Langella opposite a robot, but that's the game plan behind the waywardly endearing, slightly futuristic fantasy Robot & Frank.

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Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

A slightly futuristic treatise on aging, family and the pitfalls of mechanical screenwriting.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
"Robot & Frank" will be one of the most simplistic films you will ever see, set in the near future, but it does a lot with the premise given and… More
Spencer S.
"Robot and Frank" is a very sweet tempered sci-fi, independent film that somehow remains affectionate and veers from morality, even though it's… More
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Melvin White
Frank: †That thing's gonna murder me in my sleep. "Friendship doesn't have an off switch" Robot & Frank is an odd, but interesting and… More
Thomas Bowler
A great performance from Langella elevates this from merely enjoyable to something more essential and far more rewarding. Full review later.
Film Crazy
The humour lacks slightly and does have that feel of dragging toward the end but is a cute little drama that pulls at the heart strings a little!