75

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Among cheesy sci-fi movies meant to make you think, I'll take Surrogates over "District 9." Both are highly derivative, but in the course of recombining the basic chromosomes of "Blade Runner," "The Matrix" and especially "I, Robot," Surrogates nudges the robo-thriller in an interesting direction.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
This represesents the smartest high-budget, high-profile science fiction film to have come along in quite some time.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
There's fun robot stuff, some good philosophical ideas, and a brief, nutty Willis-Ving Rhames reunion 15 years after "Pulp Fiction."
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Surrogates is entertaining and ingenious, but it settles too soon for formula.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A reasonably watchable sci-fi B movie, a case of a good director and some intriguing ideas struggling to overcome formula plotting, limp dialogue, and a serious case of the sillies.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
The questions the movie raises have less to do with science than movie execution: Do the actors sound so robotic because they are playing robots well or humans badly? And did a machine write this dialogue? If so, could we please apply for an upgrade?
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Half a howler but not nearly funny enough.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
A mechanical sci-fi'er absent of logic or emotions. It functions as an expensive place-filler on the Disney release schedule and, as such, will be welcomed by only the least discriminating thriller fans.
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38

Philadelphia Inquirer

By David Hiltbrand
Surrogates, which borrows tone and content freely from "I, Robot," is all windup and no pitch.
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20

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The filmmakers were too busy throwing together potential blockbuster material to notice all the loose ends and gaping holes in logic. Which may, ultimately, explain why Willis looks so confused throughout. Maybe he, too, is straining to locate some intelligence amid all the machinery.
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45 out of 100
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