I, Robot
I, Robot (2004)

Director Alex Proyas (Dark City, The Crow) helmed this sci-fi thriller inspired by the stories in Isaac Asimov's nine-story anthology of the same name. In the future presented in the film, humans have become exceedingly dependent on… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: July 16, 2004
DVD Release Date: December 14, 2004
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Bearing only the slightest resemblance to Isaac Asimov's short stories, I, Robot is a summer blockbuster that manages to make the audience think, if only for a little bit.

Rex Reed
New York Observer

For all its flaws, I, Robot is arresting to look at.

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Stephanie Zacharek

Strives to be so many things that it ultimately falls away to nothing, a heap of expensive metal parts.

Will Self
London Evening Standard

The plot unravels rather than cranking up. The McGuffin with Spooner can be seen coming from a long way off, while the film jinks rather than twists towards its inevitable climax.

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Debbie Day

A reasonable, if not entirely engrossing,105-minute summer escape.

Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

Rather than a thoughtful adaptation of a venerated piece of sci-fi lit, we get a dumbed-down litany of deliberate clichés and digital white noise.

Tim Brayton
Alternate Ending

A dreary action-mystery that spends far too much time mucking around a villainous plot that isn't nearly as difficult to unravel as the protagonist makes it.

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James Berardinelli

By adeptly combining action and ideas, it proves that Hollywood can still produce astonishing entertainment.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

... a slick, consistently entertaining thrill ride ...

Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

. . .the movie starts to really lose its way, and tries to distract us, the audience, with lots 'o big stupid action moments and slow-mo shots of Will Smith flying through the air, yelling "YARGHHHHH!!" spraying bullets as he goes.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
xGary Xx
When a prominent robotic scientist seemingly commits suicide, robot-hating detective Will Smith suspects that one of his creations is the true culprit. Well,… More
Daniel Perry
Two stars, because I feel asleep; one if I had stayed awake.
Phil Hubbs
So Hollywood took a classic collection of sci-fi literature and turned it into an action packed bullet time fest for Will Smith, hmmmmm. I think this film had… More
Kevin M. Williams
Asimov's game changing speculation on "the next big thing" is prostituted into a Hollywood moneymaker: flashy, toothy, and vacuous. Two minutes… More
Albert Kim
What bothered me about "I, Robot" was how pretentious it was to have Will Smith as the main character. The humor didn't flow smoothly but the… More
Directors Cat
Although I, Robot is only a loose adaption of the amazing and gripping short stories it manages to make the audience think and is actually smarter than… More