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For this follow-up to their mega-hit Ice Age, directors Carlos Saldanha and Chris Wedge team with the screenwriting duo behind Parenthood and City Slickers, Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel. Robots stars Ewan McGregor as the voice of Rodney Copperbottom, an idealistic robot who wants to convince his electronic brethren to come together and work toward making the world a better place. As the story unfolds, Rodney faces opposition from an evil corporation headed by Big Weld (Mel Brooks) and finds some unlikely allies in the form of a ragtag group of misfit robots called the Rusties and voiced by… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 64%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Robots is a corporate product, after all -- but a sleek one."
‑ Ben Kenigsberg, Village Voice
"Moves along at an entertaining, if increasingly familiar clip."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Endearing "follow your dreams" story with plenty of laughs."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"full review in Greek"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"Priceless special effects of the cast talking about doing the voices of these mechanical 'bots with a heart..."
‑ Michael Szymanski, International Press Academy
"There's no story here. It has a kind of an interesting look. It's sweet and it's just not funny at all. The jokes are very tired."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"As miraculous as the setting is and the realization of Wedge's vision, the story fails to really engage on any level save the kinetic."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Washington Post
"The movie's admirable theme, that there are things more important than profit, comes across under the virtuoso visuals that peak when endless falling dominos turn into a veritable ocean of the little black blocks being surfed by a robot."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"A fun ride with plenty of laughs, excitement and touching moments about living out your dreams no matter your make, model or build."
‑ Todd Hertz, Christianity Today
"Although Robots has great animation, wonderful visual invention, and a few clever jokes, it has no compelling characters or story to hold them together."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Robots is more than a load of spare parts, but there are some sprockets and rivets missing."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"The innovative look is undercut by the predictable story and a drawn-out, overblown ending."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"A computer-generated animated adventure featuring few product placements, which is quite a departure from the norm for such children's fare."
‑ Kam Williams, Princeton Town Topics
"... in a world populated by living machines, not a single soul can be found..."
‑ Kevin A. Ranson,
""Robots" is fraught with silly one-liners, plot contrivances and predictable solutions. There's nothing for mature minds except toilet humor."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
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