Robot & Frank
Robot & Frank (2012)

Set in the near future, Frank, a retired cat burglar, has two grown kids who are concerned he can no longer live alone. They are tempted to place him in a nursing home until Frank's son chooses a different option: against the old… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 17, 2012
DVD Release Date: February 12, 2013
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Led by a brilliant performance from star Frank Langella, Robot & Frank works as both a quirky indie drama and as a smart, thoughtful meditation on aging.

Chase Whale

FRANK & ROBOT is a poignant tale of man and machine

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

There's a warm and poignant interplay between the co-stars.

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Ryan Gilbey
New Statesman

Robot & Frank, on the other hand, is a tonic of a film: it's all understatement. The whimsical but whip-smart tone suggests a liveaction version of a Pixar movie

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

Ultimately, it feels as though the filmmakers have settled for the soft option one too many times, and the result is a pleasant but unmemorable watch.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

Langella ... is tremendous.

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James Hoare

Genuinely funny and, by its closing chapter, heart-wrenching, [Jake] Schreier and [Christopher D.] Ford's debut feature is simultaneously one of the most safely uncontroversial and idiosyncratically lovely small scale sci-fi movies in a while.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

"Robot & Frank" hits all the right notes - romantic, fantastic, tragic and sweet.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

It may not seem like an even playing field pitting an actor as powerfully intense as Frank Langella opposite a robot, but that's the game plan behind the waywardly endearing, slightly futuristic fantasy Robot & Frank.

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Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Metro (UK)

Ageing, isolation, broken families, memory and the impact of modern technology are all playfully woven through a smart, comforting narrative that's at once immensely satisfying yet wonderfully unexpected.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
Very lovable, calm and funny film about an old burglar and his personal robot butler that stirs his old interests in him. The Sci-Fi hints are subtle but work… More
KJ Proulx
"Robot & Frank" will be one of the most simplistic films you will ever see, set in the near future, but it does a lot with the premise given and… More
Kevin M. Williams
When we first began considering the possibility of artificial intelligence in film most usually it was of an antagonistic variety, i.e. HAL in Kubrick's… More
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Alice Shen
A former jewel thief in denial of his memory lapses is forced to live with a health care robot (not an inflatable one) who unwittingly becomes his accomplice in… More
Thomas Bowler
A great performance from Langella elevates this from merely enjoyable to something more essential and far more rewarding. Full review later.