Surrogates

Metascore
45

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 21
  2. Negative: 5 out of 21

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Critic Reviews

  1. 60
    Willis is fine, both as his blond action figure (Zack Morris hair) and actual self, in trusty bruised palooka mode. Mostow does good meat-and-potatoes genre work, coherent even when reckless.
  2. The questions the movie raises have less to do with science than movie execution: Do the actors sound so robotic because they are playing robots well or humans badly? And did a machine write this dialogue? If so, could we please apply for an upgrade?
  3. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    50
    Half a howler but not nearly funny enough.
  4. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    50
    A reasonably watchable sci-fi B movie, a case of a good director and some intriguing ideas struggling to overcome formula plotting, limp dialogue, and a serious case of the sillies.
  5. 42
    Relentlessly plods from one dour moment to the next, coming to life only in a late-film car chase that takes the possibilities of a world filled with robots to an absurd extreme.
  6. A mechanical sci-fi'er absent of logic or emotions. It functions as an expensive place-filler on the Disney release schedule and, as such, will be welcomed by only the least discriminating thriller fans.
  7. An interesting idea, but unfortunately, the film's narrative and emotional engine operate as mechanically as the titular, dead-eyed glamazoids.
  8. In this kind of industrial entertainment, particularly one that seems to be missing some connective narrative tissue, it’s hard to know if the writers or the director can be credited or blamed for what’s left on screen.
  9. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    40
    An ambitious but sub-ordinary SF epic in which, as so often, Willis is better than his material.
User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 129 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 46
  2. Negative: 11 out of 46
  1. CormacE
    Feb 16, 2010
    0
    The only reson i watched this was because i was on a 4 hour ferry ride and there was nothing beter to do not a good movie.
  2. Oct 5, 2011
    6
    "Surrogates" is a disjointed SF movie that doesn't quite grasp the idea of what its talking about. However, it still provides you elegant"Surrogates" is a disjointed SF movie that doesn't quite grasp the idea of what its talking about. However, it still provides you elegant cinematography as well as decent entertainment thanks to the "old" Bruce Willis. Full Review »
  3. Avery
    Jan 14, 2010
    4
    Bad movie. the whole surrogate thing is an excuse for wooden acting. i like willis' movies, but this one sucks. it's not about Bad movie. the whole surrogate thing is an excuse for wooden acting. i like willis' movies, but this one sucks. it's not about physical perfection. it's about fear of aging. if you're forty or over (as i am), it'll strike a nerve. all the main characters are in their forties and fifties and hiding in surrogates that are younger versions of themselves. almost none of the possibilities for surrogate athletic action are exploited. this is a film about botox, basically. Full Review »