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
Film.com

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.
Anthony Lawrie
The best sci-fi Alzheimer's film I've ever seen. Seriously though, it is a sci-fi film about Alzheimer's but it's not the William S.… More