• Released
  • August 17, 2012
  • (NY; 8/24 LA)
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 30 min
  • Comedy
  • 136 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: An aging ex-con (Frank Langella) re-enters a life of crime with the help of a robotic caretaker.

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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A hard, funny and realistic movie about the future.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Robot & Frank is sentimental high-concept fluff that works.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
It's an Alzheimer's allegory, full of humanity, heart, and humor.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
The feature directorial debut of Jake Schreier, has a smart script by C.D. Ford and an impressive supporting cast.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It also addresses questions of aging and neglect that Hollywood likes to run from. Langella, who's played everyone from Dracula to Nixon...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
Robot & Frank reminds quirk-hardened veterans that an odd premise and big heart don't have to add up to too-precious awards bait.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This is a framework that could have benefitted from more irony and complexity, especially with the resources of Langella, but at the end, I...
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
No one conveys late-life elegy and cool intellectual cunning like Langella.
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50

Boston Globe

By Mark Feeney
Robot & Frank isn't sure whether it's a comedy or drama, buddy movie or sci-fi fantasy, family melodrama or social satire.
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40

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The concept is schematic and predictable, and watching first-rate actors - the cast includes Susan Sarandon as a local librarian - doing...
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Rated PG-13 | For Some Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Offbeat sci-fi buddy movie isn't likely to attract teens.
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