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At Theaters: 6/29/2001 On Video: 3/5/2002
Rated: PG-13 Length: 2 hr. 26 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 309912
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Inc.
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It is a time when natural resources are limited and technology is advancing at an astronomical pace. Where you live is monitored; what you eat is engineered; and the person serving you is not a person at all. It's artificial. There is a robot for every need. Except love. And Cybertronics Manufacturing has created the solution. His name is David, a robotic boy.
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Drama Sci-Fi - Those expecting a warm and fuzzy Steven Spielberg film will be a bit surprised by this often dark and sometimes strange science fiction yarn. Die hard fans of Spielberg and the project's creator, the late Stanley Kubrick, may be disappointed by the mixed bag approach. Some intense scenes of violence against robots will upset younger children.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Haley Joel Osment PAY IT FORWARD, THE SIXTH SENSE
Jude Law ENEMY AT THE GATES, THE WISDOM OF CROCODILES
Frances O'Connor ABOUT ADAM, BEDAZZLED, MANSFIELD PARK
Sam Robards AMERICAN BEAUTY
Jake Thomas TV's LIZZIE MCGUIRE
Dir/Prod: Steven Spielberg SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
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Production Notes Heading
Introduction
Getting The Cast
The Special Effects
About The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: One instance of profanity.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Violence against robots.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None.
ACTION: One chase.
COMEDY: Some kid humor and sexual innuendo.
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Entertainment Weekly   Full Review
Very Good "There aren't many at all like Spielberg and Kubrick, directors willing to lasso dreams (that's Steven) and nightmares (that's Stanley) or die trying. ''A.I.'' is a clash of the titans, a jumble, an oedipal drama, a carny act. I want to see it again.''

The Hollywood Reporter   Full Review
Good "The film is never less than fascinating. Certain to open big, "A.I." has plenty for audiences and critics to glom onto -- a riveting, awesome performance by child actor Haley Joel Osment; brilliant production design and special effects; and a provocative theme that in these days of synthetic life forms and genetic tampering is worth re-examining.''

USA TODAY  Full Review
Good "The long-nurtured sci-fi fantasy that Spielberg took over from Stanley Kubrick is as strange, disjointed and wondrous as you'd expect from such an odd cinematic coupling.  A.I. touches the emotions, but only in individual scenes.''

James Berardinelli, Internet Critic  Full Review
Good "A.I. is consistently involving, and has moments of near-brilliance, it is far from a masterpiece. In fact, as the long-awaited "collaboration" of Kubrick and Spielberg, it ranks as something of a disappointment. For all of its underdeveloped potential and truncated subplots, there's still enough of value in A.I. to make it a captivating experience.''

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 165 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
12
Fairly High
83%
13-19Teens (F)
18
High
89%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
18
High
78%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
15
Fairly Low
60%
30+Adults (M)
43
Fairly High
74%
30+Adults (F)
59
Fairly Low
66%
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The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

WOW, this is CERTAINLY NOT A MOVIE FOR EVERYONE! It's very rare to see so many very low opinions. But, on the other hand, there are a lot of very high opinions. This is one of those "love it or hate it" movies with very few opinions in-between. On these types of movies, it's pretty much impossible to predict who will enjoy it. The best thing you can do is BE SURE TO READ THE DETAILED OPINIONS to see the negative comments made. They will probably be very helpful in deciding if this is a movie you might enjoy.

This is a movie the critics enjoyed. Most of the time when they enjoy a science fiction movie, it contains LOTS of in-depth story and characterizations. This usually translates into "slow and boring" to many sci-fi fans and A.I. is no exception. So, if your taste in movies usually runs close to that of critics then you will probably enjoy A.I. For everyone else, it's a gamble.

I was surprised to see that neither age or gender seemed to make any difference. Young viewers, both male and female, rated it both very high and very low.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
It is a time when natural resources are limited and technology is advancing at an astronomical pace.  Where you live is monitored; what you eat is engineered; and the person serving you is not a person at all.  It's artificial.  Gardening, housekeeping, companionship, there is a robot for every need.  Except love.

Emotion is the last, controversial frontier in robot evolution. Robots are seen as sophisticated appliances; they're not supposed to have feelings.  But with so many parents not yet approved to have children, the possibilities abound.  

And Cybertronics Manufacturing has created the solution.

His name is David (HALEY JOEL OSMENT).

A robotic boy, the first programmed to love, David is adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee (SAM ROBARDS) and his wife (FRANCES O'CONNOR), whose own terminally ill child has been cryogenically frozen until a cure can be found.  Though he gradually becomes their child, with all the love and stewardship that entails, a series of unexpected circumstances make this life impossible for David.

Without final acceptance by humans or machines, and armed only with Teddy, his supertoy teddy bear and protector, David embarks on a journey to discover where he truly belongs, uncovering a world in which the line between robot and machine is both terrifyingly vast and profoundly thin.

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