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March 23, 2019
An indie sci-fi recalls the classic relations in portraying futuristic reality with subliminal themes that Frank Langella nicely demonstrates in the film's genuine meditation towards aging from past reminiscent to loneliness then possession at an understanding matter, while also accompanied by a nice cast and backed-up by good chemistry and humor. (B+)

(Full review TBD)
December 7, 2018
Brilliant writing. Great story. Excellent cast. Didnā(TM)t see that coming.
½ November 25, 2018
A comedy drama about an OAP befriending a robot could have been a disaster. However this near future odd couple works.

It's an old-fashioned meditation on dementia, which is funny and never soppy.
½ November 16, 2018
This film was solid.
½ October 28, 2018
Sweet drama about aging hinges on Frank Langella's effective performance.
½ September 20, 2018
Cute film but some plot inconsistencies are bothersome.
April 8, 2018
Old man and a robot. No schmaltz. Nice work.
March 13, 2018
A great performance by Frank Langella this movie is an interesting Sci-fi that leaves you satisfied. It is a nice change having a friendly robot, rather than one that is constantly trying to undermine a mission or the protagonist. a fun journey that can pull at the emotions.
½ January 10, 2018
I really enjoyed this movie. Cast was good. Frank Langella was amazing.
½ October 15, 2017
This made me cry, but its really good.
October 9, 2017
Enjoyable little film, now where is my robot butler?
½ August 21, 2017
7/10 A sweet fairytale about the strange friendship between an old man losing his memory and a robot, it is a bit slow but interesting.
½ May 7, 2017
While weighed down by a cliched plot, Robot and Frank is filled with creativity, cleverness quirkiness, and well developed and lovable characters.
March 19, 2017
A cute and simple story without the expected moralising. A few implausibilities need to be overlooked, like the incompetent police work.
January 15, 2017
Touching, heartwarming and very amusing.
½ September 5, 2016
Entertaining and thought provoking as well, it is a short, must see film for those interested in contemplative science fiction.
August 21, 2016
One of those films whereby you only realise how clever and touching this storyline was after it has ended. At the time, it's quite a slow moving tale involving just Frank and the robot, with limited interaction with others (even if they are stars like Susan Sarandon and Liv Tyler). Frank is an older man suffering from memory loss, loneliness and also a degree of stubbornness, refusing to accept that he is becoming weaker, and physically less able to do the things he used to. With his family too busy to care for him full time due to their high profile careers, they enlist the help of a multi-purpose robot who is capable of performing all household chores as well as possessing the intellectual capacity to guide Frank into living a more healthier lifestyle. With no concept of morals or legal obligations, Frank soon establishes that the robot can be used to aid him in his former addiction to cat burglary, and the two soon form a grand partnership in petty crime. Before too long though, the strangely warming relationship between the two becomes unbreakable with Frank eventually having to make a tough decision that will change his life forever. The concluding scenes give an added twist to this that contrary to my beliefs at the start of this film, delivers a strong emotional message, that for some, could bear a striking resemblance to everyday family life. It is the perfect blend of comedy and tragedy that combine together to give a well constructed film about reality. This will undoubtedly be appreciated more by some than others given its sense of direction, but despite not being the typical spectacle I would normally go for, I came away fully respectful of the 90 minutes entertainment I had witnessed.
August 1, 2016
Ihan kiva ja hauska robottileffa. ^_^
July 27, 2016
Robot & Frank is slower and uneventful in its first half and it should have been a bit more complex, but the second half is great, the relationship between the titular characters is amazing, the characterization and acting are excellent and, although lacking at first, the ending had a lot of heart and it was so moving and wonderful.
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