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  • Summary: In the year 2035, robots are an everyday household item, and everyone trusts them, except one, slightly paranoid detective (Smith) investigating what he alone believes is a crime perpetrated by a robot. The case leads him to discover a far more frightening threat to the human race. (20th Century Fox) Expand
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 38
  2. Negative: 1 out of 38
  1. Fabulous mental escape. It's fun and playful, rather than dark and foreboding. And there doesn't seem to be an original cyber-bone in the movie's body. But it's put together in a fabulous package.
  2. Once this movie gets going, it works, and it works well. It has a slow buildup, but its final third manages to generate some eye-popping thrills.
  3. 75
    Hollywood's umpteenth tale of robots run amok is surprisingly smart, cool-looking, nicely paced and well-acted.
  4. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    In the end, I, Robot is just an assembly-line product of a not very advanced model.
  5. 60
    Although Sonny is computer generated, Tudyk supplied his voice and body language -- provides the story's emotional core, an irony Asimov would surely have appreciated.
  6. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    A stylish, watchable, very familiar future-cop action thriller. What was once original is now almost completely derivative.
  7. If you see it, the sequel will be your fault.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 25 out of 143
  1. Aug 23, 2010
    The critics of this movie really suck. This movie is awesome and everyone I know whose scene this movie loves it. How did it get such a bad rating? Really a 59? And a 6.8? hmmm... Expand
  2. Feb 12, 2011
    Fantastic film with breathtaking effects and an interesting approach to our future in robotics. Its storyline contained sinister plots and emotional events. Many of the scenes, especially the interrogation scene, were very well done. Great movie which I have watched countless number of times. Expand
  3. Jan 13, 2011
    Entertaining and escapist. Will Smith does not disappoint. Watching it again after many years, I am surprised to see how the cinematography stood the test of time. What's even more surprising are the technology advances which has happened since. Most amazingly, the Audi R8, now available commercially. Always a Will Smith running scene, well worth watching. Expand
  4. Feb 13, 2013
    A decent enough movie. Will Smith stuck in yet another Sci-Fi role. Visuals are good, story is predictable but entertaining none the less. Overall: This is a movie design for one purpose. To be fun and enjoyable, and that it is. It isn't deep, it isn't original and it definitely doesn't have any memorable performances (aside from Sonny, who is perhaps the only character with some depth.) But again flaws aside (brain at the door) it is allot of fun. Expand
  5. Nov 4, 2011
    Do you enjoy sci-fi flicks, Will Smith, and great special effects? If you do this movie will provide you with fine entertainment. So go get yourself some snacks, a drink or whatever and enjoy this smarter than usual Hollywood production. Expand
  6. Dec 31, 2013
    I, Robot can be action-packed and fun to watch at some parts, and at some points it can be a bit jumpy and hyper. The movie is predictable, and has no twists and turns. But that's what most people who watch this are looking for. Action and gunfire for story and substance. Fair trade. Expand
  7. Feb 9, 2013
    Has nothing to do with science fiction. This is just a generic, illogical action movie for the masses. They should not call it I, Robot. The acting is bad, the story is dumbed down for children, lacking the realistic vision of the future. Bad.... Expand

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