Stephen Vaughan
Lisa Schwarzbaum
September 23, 2009 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Surrogates

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
runtime
83 minutes
Wide Release Date
09/25/09
performer
Bruce Willis, Radha Mitchell, Rosamund Pike, Ving Rhames
director
Jonathan Mostow
distributor
Touchstone Pictures
author
Michael Ferris
genre
Mystery and Thriller, Sci-fi and Fantasy

We gave it a B

In this serviceable sci-fi thriller set in a near future where imperfect humans stay home and program prettier robots to represent them out in the world, the moral is this: Be yourself, even if, in the case of Bruce Willis, it means accepting your male-pattern baldness. Willis stars in Surrogates as an FBI agent investigating irregularities in the lucrative surrogacy biz. Rosamund Pike plays his wife, who prefers things plastic and pretty. There’s fun robot stuff, some good philosophical ideas, and a brief, nutty Willis-Ving Rhames reunion 15 years after Pulp Fiction. B

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