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Bicentennial Man

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Bicentennial Man

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
131 minutes
performer:
Embeth Davidtz, Robin Williams, Bradley Whitford
director:
Chris Columbus
distributor:
Touchstone Pictures
author:
Nicholas Kazan
genre:
Drama, Comedy, Romance, Sci-fi and Fantasy

We gave it a B-

In Bicentennial Man, Robin Williams plays a 21st-century robot who, amid his whirs and clatterings, discovers he has a heart — or, rather, that he wants one. The android’s 200-year world-spanning journey toward humanness (his humanity’s evident from the start) proves blandly saccharine — and a tad creepy. When the anatomically improved automaton returns to find his beloved Little Miss an old lady, he instead tries out the new equipment on her look-alike granddaughter. Ah, eternal love. B-

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