Stage 6 Films | Release Date: August 17, 2012
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tethysdustFeb 14, 2017
While this is a comedy about an elderly cat burglar teaming up with his robot caretaker, it's also a very sad story about declining cognitive ability late in life and the difficulties of caring for aging parents. It is an emotionallyWhile this is a comedy about an elderly cat burglar teaming up with his robot caretaker, it's also a very sad story about declining cognitive ability late in life and the difficulties of caring for aging parents. It is an emotionally affecting film that finds its moments of levity. Expand
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AijixeSep 27, 2015
A heartwarming movie that features the great Frank Langella in a role that somehow beats his performance in Frost/Nixon, and he's incredible in that too. Also, the robot is absolutely adorable.
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DCEdmondsNov 13, 2014
"Robot & Frank" 10 Scale Rating: 7.0 (Good) ...

The Good: A very different take on science fiction and robotics. An interesting concept in a very believable future setting. Frank Langella was amazing and I am surprised that neither he or
"Robot & Frank" 10 Scale Rating: 7.0 (Good) ...

The Good: A very different take on science fiction and robotics. An interesting concept in a very believable future setting. Frank Langella was amazing and I am surprised that neither he or this film garnered more attention. Perfect ending.

The Bad: Does drag on somewhat in the middle. It felt like the writer and director had a great idea and knew how they wanted to end it, but weren't sure what to do in-between.
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beingryanjudeSep 2, 2014
Frank Langella beams in this role as a retired burglar in the early stages of losing his memory. Robot & Frank touches into the future with the addition of a service robot, which Langella ultimately befriends. A unique sentiment is developedFrank Langella beams in this role as a retired burglar in the early stages of losing his memory. Robot & Frank touches into the future with the addition of a service robot, which Langella ultimately befriends. A unique sentiment is developed and we swoon. Expand
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chwJul 19, 2014
Robot & Frank was an alright movie. It's not what I expected, but it wasn't a complete waste of time watching it. Frank Langella was a great actor, so was Susan Sarandon. But then there was Liv Tyler...
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jimjonMar 17, 2014
Great film with a great, touching story. Frank's relationship with the robot was both inspiring and depressing. Frank's relationship with his children seemed inconsistent, at it was never really clear whether or not they even liked eachGreat film with a great, touching story. Frank's relationship with the robot was both inspiring and depressing. Frank's relationship with his children seemed inconsistent, at it was never really clear whether or not they even liked each other. It also seemed to base Frank's character too much on old age stereotypes. Aside from the inconsistencies and unoriginal character portrayal, it was still an excellent film. Expand
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BrianMcCriticMay 2, 2013
Robot and Frank has a lot of great comedic scenes between Frank and the robot and despite the lack of emotional connection, I would recommend seeing this film for those scenes.
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eliteco3Feb 17, 2013
Langella delivers with this top notch performance. The robot serves as a reminder of the human condition and how we all grow old. Everybody needs a friend or companion. The plot is simple but moves carefully to the climax. A fantastic movieLangella delivers with this top notch performance. The robot serves as a reminder of the human condition and how we all grow old. Everybody needs a friend or companion. The plot is simple but moves carefully to the climax. A fantastic movie that will have you reaching for your phone to call your parents. Expand
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pabloaimarFeb 13, 2013
A very sweet and simple movie. Id call it a masterpiece if it had a bit more content to it.
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amboyOct 31, 2012
This is not a robot movie--it is very much about people who love, age, cope. It is beautifully done, light in tone but finally very moving. Ig's a shame that some people are avoiding it because its title suggests a science fiction film toThis is not a robot movie--it is very much about people who love, age, cope. It is beautifully done, light in tone but finally very moving. Ig's a shame that some people are avoiding it because its title suggests a science fiction film to them. Langella is fine in an unusual role for him, and Susan Sarandon has a transcendent moment near the end. Highly recommended. Expand
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BarbaramswSep 3, 2012
Enjoyable from beginning to end. Great performance from Frank Langella. Finally a good movie without blood, explosions, dead people! If only there were more . . .
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TVJerrySep 3, 2012
Frank Langella plays a retired cat burglar who's starting to lose his memory. His concerned son buys him a service robot (this is the near future), which is greeted with disdain
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GreatMartinAug 31, 2012
Sometimes you walk into a movie not expecting much and when it says
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slimchanceAug 27, 2012
What a delightful, surprising and resonant first film about aging, dementia, and the ambivalent prospect of robotic care of the elderly to have emerged from the collaboration of a youthful screenwriter (Christopher Ford) and director (JakeWhat a delightful, surprising and resonant first film about aging, dementia, and the ambivalent prospect of robotic care of the elderly to have emerged from the collaboration of a youthful screenwriter (Christopher Ford) and director (Jake Schreier). This deceptively modest film is blessed by a tour-de-force performance by the brilliant Frank Langella complemented by a dream team supporting cast and a whimsical mechanical contraption brought to eerie cybourg life by Peter Saarsgard's pitch-perfect robotic voice. With nary a moment of violence or nudity, it manages to be simultaneously amusing, provocative and edifying. A little gem of a timely film appropriate for all ages. Collapse
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MarcDoyleAug 25, 2012
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. We were surprised to find the director of the film addressing our audience last night before it started, which was a treat. He said he wouldn't be able to stay for questions at the end, but that the answers would be Yes, No, and There's A Girl Inside the Robot. I'm actually really glad he told us that in advance because I know that would have bugged me the whole way. Frank Langella is terrific in this role, and his relationship with the robot is touching. Not sappy or over-the-top, but you feel for him. It's set in the future, but other than some video phone calls, it's not distracting. There's also a serious and excellent twist toward the end which sheds some emotional light on the family's struggles with Frank's dementia. Expand
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