A. I.: Artificial Intelligence Movie Review 2001

Information and Film Reviews for A. I.: Artificial Intelligence the Movie

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4.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

Definitely an acquired taste--the uneasy melding of a long-cherished idea by late director Stanley Kubrick and the homage directed by Spielberg. Global warming has submerged the world's coastal cities but advanced humanoid robots, or "mechas," keep things going. Professor Hobby (Hurt) has made a child mecha, David (Osment), designed to be loving and extremely loyal--in this case to his human mother Monica (O'Connor) who eventually abandons him to the cruel wide world. Having heard the Pinocchio story, David (and his mecha bear Teddy) go in search of the Blue Fairy who can make David a "real" boy. Along the way, David meets mecha Gigolo Joe (Law), who profers good advice about the perfidity of human beings. It's long, it's dark, it's confusing, it's sometimes boring, and sometimes touching. Law's role is small but, as usual, Osment carries the picture. Based on the 1969 short story "Supertoys Last All Summer Long" by Brian Aldiss.

Distribution

DreamWorks SKG, 1000 Flower St., Glendale, CA 91201, Phone: (818)695-5000, Fax: (818)695-7775, URL: http://www.dreamworks.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 145 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Robots & Androids, Sci Fi, Adapted from a Story, Post-Apocalypse, Family Ties, Childhood Visions, Future Shock
Screenplay
Steven Spielberg
Cast
Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, Frances O'Connor, Sam Robards, Brendan Gleeson, William Hurt, Jake Thomas, Clara Bellar, Enrico Colantoni, Adrian Grenier, Emmanuelle Chriqui
Cinematography
Janusz Kaminski
Director
Steven Spielberg
Music
John Williams
Other
Robin Williams, Chris Rock, Meryl Streep, Jack Angel, Ben Kingsley, Ronald Judkins, Michael Kahn, Richard Johnson, Jim Teegarden, Thomas Valentine, Bob Ringwood, Rick Carter
Producer
Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg, Sylvester Stallone, Amblin Entertainment, Warner Bros., Dreamworks Pictures

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