Surrogates (2009)

People are living their lives remotely from the safety of their own homes via robotic surrogates-sexy, physically perfect mechanical representations of themselves. It's an ideal world where crime, pain, fear and consequences don't… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 25, 2009
DVD Release Date: January 26, 2010
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Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though it sports a slick look and feel, Surrogates fails to capitalize on a promising premise, relying instead on mindless action and a poor script.

Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

Every sci-fi and action flick cliché is crammed in here and Mostow couldn't give a damn if you've seen them all before. He might not do them better, but he'll do them well enough.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Surrogates is entertaining and ingenious, but it settles too soon for formula.

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Shaun Davis

Sleek and shiny but ultimately lifeless, an interesting premise becomes terribly humdrum in this sci-fi thriller. There's nothing to offend, but little of note either.

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James Berardinelli

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.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

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.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

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.

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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer

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?

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Give credit to filmmaker Jonathan Mostow for keeping the movie on track; give credit to star Bruce Willis for keeping a straight face.

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Joshua Starnes

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 38% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Not a bad sci fi move. Some plot holes here and there but otherwise not a bad flick.
xGary Xx
In the near future, the population has taken to living their own lives vicariously through the use of robotic avatars but when an assassin starts destroying the… More
Nicki Marie
Not a movie I would have ever picked out for myself to watch - wasn't too thrilled when husband chose it. Oh great, another dumb Bruce Willis action… More
Stuart Brooks
Decent enough movie, just nothing special. Could have been so much better.
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Dead Angel
I actually liked this movie. It was quite entertaining. Though the rating looks bad.