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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
James Francis Ginty
Michael O'Toole
Bruce Willis
Rosamund Pike
Radha Mitchell
James Cromwell
Ving Rhames
Directors
Jonathan Mostow
Screenwriters
Michael Ferris
John Brancato
Running Time
88 minutes

Surrogates
Does Bruce Willis dream of electric sheep?


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Surrogates

Plot
In the near future, the human race will have largely retreated indoors, experiencing a risk-free, pleasure-filled life through their robotic avatars, or surrogates, which roam the streets. But when someone starts murdering surrogates and their owners, it falls upon FBI agent Tom Greggs (Willis) to unhook himself and solve a larger conspiracy before the plug is pulled on the world for good.


Verdict
There’s enough here to tickle the brain cells, and just enough to satisfy the eyes, but the whole thing is so slight and so low-key that it borders on the redundant. If you can somehow find a surrogate to go watch it, by all means do so.


Reviewed by Chris Hewitt

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