Bicentennial Man
Bicentennial Man (1999)

"Bicentennial Man," follows the life and times of the title character, an android, who is purchased as a household robot programmed to perform menial tasks. The Martin family quickly learns that they don't have an ordinary… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 17, 1999
DVD Release Date: January 15, 2002
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Critic Score: 37% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Bicentennial Man is ruined by a bad script and ends up being dull and mawkish.

Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Columbus lays on the sentimentality thickly, sometimes letting it get in the way of the storytelling. The longer the movie continues, the more overt he becomes in his emotional pandering.

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Tom Keogh

Part of the deep appeal of this film is its undercurrent of yearning beneath surface ironies.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Film about robot who wants to be human is so-so.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

It's one thing to ask an audience to love a mechanical man, but quite another to love a mechanical performance.

Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

This tin man has a heart, but his movie needs a pulse.

Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...aspires to an almost adult level of seriousness.

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Bicentennial Man has heart, but lacks bite.

Roger Ebert
At the Movies

A cornball drone of greeting-card sentiment.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Bicentennial Man is sometimes sweet, but it's also a phenomenal waste of talent, and a continuation of a Williams' trip down the wrong road.

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Top dollar went into this sci-fi rendition of an Asimov/Silverberg update/spin of a familiar old childrens tale of a robot that only wants a brain, a heart, the… More
Michael Edwards
hands down, Robin Williams best film. the character Andrew is likable and you feel all the things he goes through, the pain joy and all other emotions. The film… More
Alex roy
Bicentennial Man is an overlooked family film that isn't perfect, but nonetheless doesn't deserve all the negativity it has received. Chris Columbus… More
Dead Angel
You know when they keep inventing internal parts of a human body, that was pretty cheesy to me. This was 1999s movie, more than 10years have passed but still… More
Aj V
This movie sucks the life out of you, turning you into a robot. Seriously I am tired of all these robot movies where we're supposed to feel bad for them,… More
James Alvarez
Only bad things can happen when you make a Robin Williams sex Robit.