Robots

Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 33
  2. Negative: 1 out of 33
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  1. If sheer cleverness were everything, Robots would be the best computer-animated cartoon yet…Yet, unlike the very best CG animation, Robots doesn't quite connect with the emotions and humor for which one yearns in cartoons.
  2. Reviewed by: Angel Cohn
    60
    Though the script is best described as mechanical and it takes a while to get into gear, this computer-generated "reach for the stars" story is a well-calibrated piece of entertainment.
  3. 50
    On a storytelling level, Robots is in dire need of an upgrade.
  4. The visuals are spectacular at times, but the screenplay is trite, intermittently vulgar, and just not funny.
  5. The movie can be funny in fits, but too often the scripters go for the obvious and uninspired.
  6. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    50
    The visuals have so much intrinsic motion that it's too bad Robots is oppressively rollercoasterish.
  7. The story fails to really engage on any level save the kinetic.
  8. In the end, though, Robots is hollow and mechanical, an echo chamber of other movies and an awkward attempt to turn the intrinsically scary sensitive-robot theme into something heartwarming and cute.
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 161 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 59
  2. Negative: 14 out of 59
  1. Jan 12, 2013
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Robots is my best favorite movie I ever watched. It's filled with excitement, spectacular real-life animation, fun, humor, romance, danger, and good music. Full Review »
  2. Nov 4, 2011
    5
    Parts Of This Movie Are Genuis And Laugh Out Loud Funny... But Some Arent. Somtimes I Fell There IS NO CREATIVITY WHATSOEVER.... Because It'sParts Of This Movie Are Genuis And Laugh Out Loud Funny... But Some Arent. Somtimes I Fell There IS NO CREATIVITY WHATSOEVER.... Because It's "Robots"...
    This Isent A Bad Movie... Im Just Stumped On How To Score It...
    5
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  3. WesE.
    Nov 6, 2005
    4
    It's good at first, but by the midway point of it's slightly overdrawn conclusion, Robots delves into a virtual cornocopia of It's good at first, but by the midway point of it's slightly overdrawn conclusion, Robots delves into a virtual cornocopia of childish stupid. No matter what talent was put into the pleasing visual/aural achievement (it's the best looking animated film to date), it doesn't quite compensate for a story this immature and goody-goody. Full Review »