Alice King
June 16, 2000 AT 04:00 AM EDT

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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