In 2035 a Chicago homicide detective (Will Smith) tracks a sophisticated robot accused of murdering a visionary scientist.
" A middling entertainment. "
" ... a slick, consistently entertaining thrill ride ... "
" Plays like a compendium of summer blockbusters. "
" Succeed on its own terms as an entertaining mid-season popcorn movie. "
" Much of the movie feels dull or derivative. "
" Strives to be so many things that it ultimately falls away to nothing, a heap of expensive metal parts. "
" A CGI-laced action movie cum merchandising opportunity, warped into insensate silliness by the pop-iconic demands of Smith's megabucks macho action-hero persona and peppered with stock cop-on-the- edge action-movie situations. "
" For the most part, this is thrilling fun. "
" Rather than a thoughtful adaptation of a venerated piece of sci-fi lit, we get a dumbed-down litany of deliberate cliches and digital white noise. "
" By adeptly combining action and ideas, it proves that Hollywood can still produce astonishing entertainment. "
" Performances, plot and pacing are as mechanical as the hard-wired cast. "
" Surprisingly smart, cool-looking, nicely paced and well-acted. "
" For all its flaws, I, Robot is arresting to look at. "
" [The screenplay is] good enough to keep things moving, to supply Smith with one- liners and to provide an excuse for the compelling backdrop. "
" Substandard Will Smith action-hero vehicle. "
" This movie is blatant when it should have been subtle, and this is never more evident than in the unpleasant performance of its star, Will Smith. "
" I, Robot is fun, even when it relies a bit too much on standard police-procedure cliches. "
" A failure of imagination. "
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