88

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
The perfect sci-fi movie for a post-9/11 world, in that it tells us we're afraid of threats hiding in plain sight.
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
This is a movie to restore the faith of those who had given up on science fiction after "The Matrix Reloaded/Revolutions." By adeptly combining action and ideas, it proves that Hollywood can still produce astonishing entertainment.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Although I, Robot provokes thought, it doesn't exactly deliver thought, despite the occasional Cartesian reference to "ghosts in the machine."
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
For its first two acts this flashy vehicle is an anodized titanium streamline baby. Then comes a robot rumble that brings the action to a crashing halt.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
It's a high-tech thriller that really works.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A routine Will Smith cop-on-the-hunt thriller at heart, I, Robot lacks imaginative excitement.
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Impressive for Patrick Tatopoulos's production design but depressive for the juiceless story.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A stylish, watchable, very familiar future-cop action thriller. What was once original is now almost completely derivative.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Performances, plot and pacing are as mechanical as the hard-wired cast.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The film works best as a kind of mindless, action-packed B-movie. But on the A-level at which recent science fiction/fantasy films operate -- meaning the "Spider-Man," "Harry Potter" and "Terminator" series -- this movie falls woefully short.
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59 out of 100
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