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Greg Pak directs Robot Stories, a feature film made up of four separate vignettes set in the near future. In "My Robot Baby," Maria (Tamlyn Tomita) and Roy (James Saito) must take care of a robot baby before they can adopt a real one. In "The Robot Fixer," a car accident puts Wilson in a coma. His mother, Bernice Chin (Wai Ching Ho), tries to connect with him by repairing his old collection of toy robots. Her obsessive quest to find missing robot parts is observed by her daughter Grace (Cindy Cheung). In "Machine Love," a Sprout G9 iPerson (Greg Pak) is introduced… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 72%

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"Robot Stories doesn't advance the boundaries of imaginative fiction. It's The Twilight Zone reimagined by Lifetime TV."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Mr. Pak accomplishes the rare feat of making the viewer think and wonder as he sheds light on little corners of the heart."
‑ Nancy Churnin, Dallas Morning News
"Pak sets himself up as a filmmaker to watch, a creator of intelligent, thoughtful stories that refuse to be contained by traditional definition."
‑ David Cornelius,
"Each vignette is worthy of admiration - not too much admiration, as Pak's ability as a storyteller is more developed than his filmmaking skills."
‑ Matt Kelemen, Las Vegas CityLife
"As a complete work, Robot Stories is a solid collection."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"Although uneven and tentative, Robot Stories is sufficiently thoughtful, provocative and original to make you wonder what Greg Pak might do with access to better parts."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"These are tales from the heart -- pulsing to a high-tech beat."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"The title encourages us to think of Robot Stories as the cinematic equivalent of a book of short stories, and I'd say a book in which half the stories are excellent is not a bad bet."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"While Pak shows promise, especially with the final segment, a meditation on the existence of the soul, his reach ultimately exceeds his grasp."
‑ Josh Bell, Las Vegas Weekly
"Part of the minimalist allure of Robot Stories is that it's much more than the sum of its parts."
‑ Karen Karbo, Oregonian
"Robot Stories has the look and feel of an above-average student film, but Pak's potential promises better things to come."
‑ Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times
"Robot Stories is a both a throwback and, hopefully, a sign of things to come."
‑ Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle
"This compilation of four cinematic short stories is an uneven affair."
‑ Jim Slotek, Jam! Movies
"Clearly the work of a beginning filmmaker, modestly budgeted and variable in effect, but it shows promise."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"It's a confident first feature from director-to-watch Greg Pak, one that pulls off sci-fi ideas with a lo-fi budget."
‑ , E! Online
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