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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 39%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Surrogates is an A-list blockbuster that would fit, damn proudly, on the lower half of a double bill."
‑ Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York
"Surrogates is entertaining and ingenious, but it settles too soon for formula."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Ultimately, Surrogates isn't going to break any records, but it's the kind of movie I'd stop at while channel surfing and watch the whole thing on a Saturday afternoon."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"A film that raises many interesting ideas but follows through on few of them."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Movie Views
"Surrogates establishes an intriguing premise for exploring a world in which virtual life trumps physical reality, but the thematic potential is squandered in favor of a by-the-numbers police procedural."
‑ Mark Pfeiffer, Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
"Whatever the reason, Surrogates was shielded from the eyes of critics before its opening, and that's a shame. Because, whatever its flaws, it is a good movie."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"The premise for this sci-fi actioner makes sense for about four seconds, after which you begin to wonder why everyone on the planet would willingly become a shut-in, how the poor are supposed to shell out for these high-tech androids, etc."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Underneath its typical Hollywood exterior there is a decent movie waiting to shine through. But so much else is just typical of the genre, it's hard to summon any more enjoyment from it."
‑ Joshua Starnes,
"I wish I had a surrogate to watch it for me."
‑ Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel, 3BlackChicks Review
"Yetta nudder cautionary tale issuing dire warnings about the pitfalls of technology run amuck."
‑ Kam Williams, NewsBlaze
"If the whole point of this surrogate society is to appear as a perfectly beautiful avatar, why would Bruce Willis choose that ludicrous blond wig that looks like he plucked it off a mannequin at Boscov's?"
‑ David Hiltbrand, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Give credit to filmmaker Jonathan Mostow for keeping the movie on track; give credit to star Bruce Willis for keeping a straight face."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"Fails to land a killing blow that pays off the simplified mystery with any distinct urgency. It's a flawed film, but far from unbearable. Nothing a DVD director's cut couldn't fix."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"A smart little genre outing, an endangered species in modern Hollywood. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"Sure, it's made capably, in a technical sense. But it's banal, utterly predictable and often quite stupid."
‑ Brian Webster, Apollo Guide
More reviews for Surrogates on Rotten Tomatoes

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