A.I. Artificial Intelligence

I was a schmuck and actually thought that this would be an excellent film. But like I said in the last sentence, I was a schmuck, and I thought incorrectly! Don't get me wrong, this certainly isn't a bad film, but director Steven Spielberg doesn't exactly live up to his expectations. It's about a young robot kid that just wants to be loved by his adopted mother. Unfortunately, the young robot causes a series of major incidents and the mother is forced to get rid of him. Instead of sending him to a place where he would be dismantled (and essentially die), the mother abandons the child in the woods. Thus, he embarks on a journey to find the Blue Fairy (you know, the chick from the Pinocchio story) to turn him into a real boy so his mother can love him. It's fairly disappointing, but not completely a waste; it's still mostly entertaining. The last half an hour or so seemed like it was "tacked on." It would have ended perfectly fine without it.

Movie reviewed by Michael Lawrence



Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, Sam Robards, Frances O'Connor, Jake Thomas, Brendan Gleeson, William Hunt.

Voices of:

Jack Angel, Ben Kingsley, Robin Williams, Meryl Streep, Chris Rock.

Directed by:

Steven Spielberg


2001 sci-fi/drama

Rated PG-13.


Don Ignacio's score: B-

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