A.I. Artificial Intelligence
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

The minds of two cinematic geniuses meld in this visionary sci-fi epic directed by Steven Spielberg and based on a treatment by Stanley Kubrick. Haley Joel Osment is extraordinary as a robot programmed to have human emotions. After he is… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 29, 2001
DVD Release Date: March 5, 2002
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A curious, not always seamless, amalgamation of Kubrick's chilly bleakness and Spielberg's warm-hearted optimism, A.I. is, in a word, fascinating.

William Goss

A confined domestic drama, a considerable morality tale, a fleeting futuristic noir, a persecution parable, an on-the-nose fairy tale adventure... and then it keeps going.

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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

Temperamentally, Spielberg and Kubrick are such polar opposites that A.I. has the moment-to-moment effect of being completely at odds with itself.

R. L. Shaffer

Flawed, to be sure, but beautifully crafted, unimaginably complex, visually dazzling, rich with metaphor and deeply affecting.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

At heart it's a terribly anguished expression of rejection, loneliness and love. If only it knew when to stop.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

The most puzzling, trippiest piece of pop fantasy of Spielberg's career.

Nick Rogers

An unsettling sci-fi fairytale mélange of "Pinocchio" and "The Wizard of Oz" that's elegantly written, visually opulent and thematically challenging and discontented. One of Steven Spielberg's finest, and most fiercely misread, films.

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Time Out

At heart it's a terribly anguished expression of rejection, loneliness and love. If only it knew when to stop.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

The most philosophical film in Kubrick's canon, the most intelligent in Spielberg's, and quite possibly the film with the most contemporary relevance that either one has made since Kubrick released Dr. Strangelove in 1964.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Provocative movie suitable for teens.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
mr. spielburg's continuing attempt to find the real filmmaker hiding inside of him...although still interesting
Phil Hubbs
Damn it Spielberg you did it again! I thought you wouldn't get me but once again you made me cry whilst watching one of your films, sheesh!.… More
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Dan Schultz
A well-constructed fairy tale concerning a robot boy (Haley Joel Osment), the first of his kind, and how he tries to fit in with his adopted family, especially… More
Alex roy
A.I. Artificial Intelligence was a project originally started by director Stanley Kubrick, but never completed due to his death in 1999, and taken over by… More
Daniel Perry
If you didn't already know: Stanley Kubrick had the rights to film this Brian Aldiss short story, but when he died, Steven Spielberg took the project over.… More