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A.I. Artificial Intelligence - 8/10/2005 8:15:17 PM   
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Excellent but... - 17/1/2006 10:32:49 PM   
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A very intriguing and intelligent film on the subject of AI, and really gets you thinking about what defines someone who can love. That teddy bear is awesome, the CGI on it is totally seamless! Also Osment gives a breath-takingly powerful performance.

The ending was so annoying, it wasn't completely crap, but for me it was unfulfilling, I wish someone would spell it out for me in plain English so maybe I could understand it properly. What ultimately happens to David isn't all that clear either but oh well...

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- 17/1/2006 10:35:19 PM   
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The amount of stars I gave just then was accidentally only three.

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- 9/4/2006 5:42:11 PM   
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hard to choose between 4 and 5, but i would give 4 because it is a slow film. weird and wonderful as it is, it is not worthy of 5 stars

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Please tell me why.... - 28/7/2006 10:59:51 PM   
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No disrespect to anyone who likes this film but WHY does everyone seem to rant and rave about this film?! I saw it when was at the box office and i can't recall a single person comin outta that theatre havin enjoyed the film; to this day, i still havent found a singlye one of my m8s who likes this film. I mean, granted the SFX are not to be criticised but this is by no means Spielberg at his best; I dont mean in terms of his directing (coz that could never be criticised) but in my opinion the plot woz flimsy, the acting wasn't gr8and there was a lot of loose threads in the story that weren't tied off. Other Spielberg works such as Jaws and Jurassic Park- classics that Speilberg ought to be proud of, but A.I., I don't think so. Sorry Empire but I think u called this one wrong...

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- 14/6/2007 2:44:05 AM   
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Good Movie. Good acting, direction, and special effects, but just too long.

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- 14/6/2007 2:44:13 AM   
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Good Movie. Good acting, direction, and special effects, but just too long.

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- 14/6/2007 2:44:14 AM   
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Good Movie. Good acting, direction, and special effects, but just too long.

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- 14/6/2007 2:44:16 AM   
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Good Movie. Good acting, direction, and special effects, but just too long.

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- 21/10/2007 1:09:02 AM   
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one of the worst films iv been unfortunate enough to see. just plane bad

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- 21/10/2007 1:09:02 AM   
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one of the worst films iv been unfortunate enough to see. just plane bad

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Excellence a compassionate film about humanity and the ... - 25/10/2007 3:29:57 PM   
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AI: Artificial Intelligence is an incredible film. The subject matter hits the very heart of the human condition and our destructive nature. By creating Artificial Intelligence we believe that we created servants to humanity, when what we created was a race. And in creating an artificial being who can love to fill gaps in our lives, we have created the very thing that the society in the film have forgotten to use, or to have. Not only does the film ask the question, 'what is love?' but it shows a society that has forgotten how to function with it. As Haley Joel Osments character - David - progresses through the film in search of the key to bring him love, we see a society that has pushed love away. Awash with corruption, quick fixes and bitter pastimes (the arena's where the 'mecha'(Artificial beings) are routinely destroyed by techno phobic humans, with no compassion for the race that humanity is responsible for creating). Gigolo Joe - Played excellently by Jude Law - plays David's inadvertent guide who is on the run after being framed for a murder committed by a human. Provoked by self preservation and meeting David Joe begins to shown subtle signs that he is evolving beyond his basic functions. Ultimately the human society in this film destroys itself as global warming comes to fruition. But the mecha race evolves beyond what it was. Is this because the mecha that were created held onto that which humans readily throw away or attempt to do without? SPOILER: It should be noted that the race of beings at the end of the film are evolved mecha's not aliens. The film is full of pain and beauty. 'AI: Artificial Intelligence' shows a possible reality as well as the darker and idealistic sides of the human condition. Science fiction and storytelling of the highest order. And yes - it is written as a fable or a story tale. A work of fiction containing an important human truth. 'Will we understand and nurture life of a different order that we create?' Considering the inev

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Excellence a compassionate film about humanity and the ... - 25/10/2007 3:29:57 PM   
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AI: Artificial Intelligence is an incredible film. The subject matter hits the very heart of the human condition and our destructive nature. By creating Artificial Intelligence we believe that we created servants to humanity, when what we created was a race. And in creating an artificial being who can love to fill gaps in our lives, we have created the very thing that the society in the film have forgotten to use, or to have. Not only does the film ask the question, 'what is love?' but it shows a society that has forgotten how to function with it. As Haley Joel Osments character - David - progresses through the film in search of the key to bring him love, we see a society that has pushed love away. Awash with corruption, quick fixes and bitter pastimes (the arena's where the 'mecha'(Artificial beings) are routinely destroyed by techno phobic humans, with no compassion for the race that humanity is responsible for creating). Gigolo Joe - Played excellently by Jude Law - plays David's inadvertent guide who is on the run after being framed for a murder committed by a human. Provoked by self preservation and meeting David Joe begins to shown subtle signs that he is evolving beyond his basic functions. Ultimately the human society in this film destroys itself as global warming comes to fruition. But the mecha race evolves beyond what it was. Is this because the mecha that were created held onto that which humans readily throw away or attempt to do without? SPOILER: It should be noted that the race of beings at the end of the film are evolved mecha's not aliens. The film is full of pain and beauty. 'AI: Artificial Intelligence' shows a possible reality as well as the darker and idealistic sides of the human condition. Science fiction and storytelling of the highest order. And yes - it is written as a fable or a story tale. A work of fiction containing an important human truth. 'Will we understand and nurture life of a different order that we create?' Considering the inev

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- 3/3/2008 8:53:26 PM   
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This is Spielberg's most disturbing film to date. A terrifying view of the future from the excellent brain child that is Stanley Kubrick. This is visually stunning, intelligent and uncompromising, It isn't Spielberg's greatest but it is most intriguing

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- 8/4/2008 12:08:28 PM   
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An outstanding, complicated, intelligent masterpiece.

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- 10/4/2008 7:55:58 PM   
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slick, clever and fun. A Speilberg classic.

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- 10/4/2008 7:56:14 PM   
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slick, clever and fun. A Speilberg classic.

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My Favourite Film - 13/6/2008 1:19:19 PM   
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What are you on about, 'overlong, outthere ending'?!? The ending is a masterpiece, has me in tears everytime! What can I say about this film... Everything about it ticks every box - the acting, the score, the camera shots, the affects... Take the best sci-fi robot movie you can think of, mix it with a little Disney-esque emotion and a pinch of Tim Burton and you are at A.I. One of the best films I have ever seen, I can watch it twice in a single day.

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Sorry... - 14/8/2008 10:35:21 AM   
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but I really just don't like this one. Talky, over-ponderous and boring I found it. Special effects laden but cold with no heart.
Haley Joel Osment and Jude Law made a solid contribution but it seemed like a pale reflection of Close Encounters of the third kind.

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Sorry... - 14/8/2008 10:35:22 AM   
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but I really just don't like this one. Talky, over-ponderous and boring I found it. Special effects laden but cold with no heart.
Haley Joel Osment and Jude Law made a solid contribution but it seemed like a pale reflection of Close Encounters of the third kind.

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The Most Realistic Non-Exaggerated Practical Scientific... - 25/9/2008 2:09:05 PM   
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The Out-of-this-world fantasy 'Star Wars' - anyone can make - a whole series of it. There is no proper reference material for it to compare to. But it requires gumption to create a single difficult complex masterpiece like 'Artificial Intelligence(2001)'. Because it is based on a proper study. One aspect gone wrong in a movie like AI means the whole movie gone wrong. But thankfully, Spielberg carried the movie through.

And I am a software engineer by profession and completed post-graduation in the subject of Artificial Intelligence at academic levels vouching for this movie to be Better than the Best Sci-fi movie ever made. It is better than the current movie at no. 3 - Star Wars : Empire Srikes Back. This movie is beyond the IQ of normal movie-loving public and can only be adjudged by people like me or experts in Robotics. If you don't grasp this movie, don't under-rate this movie. Ask someone who is a specialist in the subject of this movie. 5 out of 5

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Beyond The IQ of nornal movie-loving public. - 26/9/2008 4:43:26 AM   
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If you are a fan expecting that a sci-fi movie ONLY means black leather, Ray-Bans, bullets, guns, explosions, ruthless man-killing robots and mind-boggling action scenes, this is not the movie for you. Sorry, but ordinary REAL life situations in a realistic sci-fi movie do not demand fireworks. (I do love the Terminator / The Matrix series but they are a LOT futuristic and contain Time warping events.) 'AI' is a LOT PRACTICAL and talks of only practical near-future life of any ordinary human being / Robot. Get Real.

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Beyond The IQ of nornal movie-loving public. - 26/9/2008 4:43:28 AM   
Amol

 

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If you are a fan expecting that a sci-fi movie ONLY means black leather, Ray-Bans, bullets, guns, explosions, ruthless man-killing robots and mind-boggling action scenes, this is not the movie for you. Sorry, but ordinary REAL life situations in a realistic sci-fi movie do not demand fireworks. (I do love the Terminator / The Matrix series but they are a LOT futuristic and contain Time warping events.) 'AI' is a LOT PRACTICAL and talks of only practical near-future life of any ordinary human being / Robot. Get Real.

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AI - 31/3/2009 2:50:12 PM   
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"Snore..... snore..... oh... I have slept through the film.
Well suppose its better than watching it."
I disagree with all the 5 stars, sorry 1 star from me.

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I'm surprised I liked it so much! - 6/7/2009 10:59:02 PM   
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I saw this film many years ago when it first came out. I watched half of it and turned it off because I didn't seem to get it. I must have been about 14.
I'm now 20 and this film was on TV a few nights back so for some reason I decided to give it another go. I loved it. It was sad, creepy, strange, interesting, amazing. The Sci-fi aspect towards the end came close to interrupting my focus and losing my attention but the human element of the film brought me back! Truly great. Why don't I own this film?!

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Disappointing - 18/12/2009 12:01:38 AM   
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I am afraid that this time I'll have to disagree with you, Empire. I just think that AI would've been better if written and directed by Stanley Kubrick. It had boring moments and the ending is a little flawed. And, another thing, the movie is way too long (142 min) and, well, Spielberg's vision of the future can never be compared with a film that is, in fact, disturbing: A Clockwork Orange. Verdict: Okay, the acting was good and the FX were mind-blowing, but the story is not what you may call complicated and mesmerizing. Good hearted but flawed. A.I. is (kind of) disappointing.

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A.O Scott, Ian Nathan and Chris Murray I thank-you - 6/7/2010 9:31:32 AM   
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Three people and not the only who hit this one on the head

It's an Exdroadinary android movie that I enjoyed as a kid and watched again recenently.....A.I really is one to treasure

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Come Back Stanley - 21/8/2010 3:26:10 AM   
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More soppy drivel from Spielberg. It inspired him to new levels of soppy-ness for the ultra soppy Minority Report.

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Excellent - 29/6/2011 1:16:59 PM   
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Frankly I am baffled as to why people do not like this movie. They complain about the ending. They complain about the sentiment- is it a crime now to have sentiment in a movie? It's an affecting subject, a boy's love for his mother, how else would you handle it I scream in frustration. As this review points out so well, this film is a showcase for Spielbergs genius and intellect. It's easy and somewhat fashionable to accuse him of smaltz- but to do so it to entirely miss the genuinely disturbing and dark moments in this movie. David (and Teddy in a way) are the only innocents in the film, a film about man's constant mistake of creating things then denying any responsibility for them.

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180 Degree U Turn - - 31/7/2011 3:55:43 PM   
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I saw this at the cinema 10 years ago and hated it - i gave the film 1* - having gone back to it a decade later I have completely changed my mind - I now see it as one of Spielberg's best films and certainly one of his most intelligent -

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