Autómata Reviews

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July 19, 2019
A visually compelling film, Autómata fails in its philosophy.
September 6, 2018
If robots are doing all of the hard work, where are the profits coming from in this slave economy? Who is this corporation exploiting? It only has one market. This makes no sense.
February 26, 2016
The dialogue and the central narrative arc do not live up to the ideas present throughout.
May 26, 2015
This film begins well... but after a while it becomes way too ordinary. [full review in Spanish]
May 4, 2015
Automata has some interesting ideas but is let down by its clunky script and even clunkier acting.
October 23, 2014
Unfortunately, like some of the malfunctioning robots in the movie, Automata is a clunker.
October 13, 2014
Too many thoughts, not enough focus in this neatly realized futurist film
October 10, 2014
The cliched conventions of the futuristic sci-fi genre are all present and accounted for in this particularly arid and harrowingly slow example of the form.
October 10, 2014
Visually inspired but thematically derivative, the apocalyptic sci-fi drama "Automata" pits humans against robots with predictable results.
October 10, 2014
Personally, if I were you, I'd bypass it for a double feature of "Cherry 2000" and "Runaway."
October 9, 2014
"Autmata" is a movie that's all look and no feel, all sizzle and no steak; while it's remarkably easy to appreciate a film with such nimble visuals, the lead-footed storytelling makes it difficult to care.
October 9, 2014
There are interesting ideas here, but they are swallowed up in dull, poorly choreographed shootouts and other action nonsense.
October 9, 2014
Autmata's generic urban 2044 dystopia is a realm of hazily gray CGI buildings, many rubble-strewn and abandoned.
October 8, 2014
A mid-budget science-fiction effort that borrows so freely from so many other genre favorites, "Automata" barely has an original piece of circuitry in its mainframe.
October 8, 2014
Antonio Banderas does work hard to keep us engaged in this convoluted sci-fi thriller about rebellious robots. After an hour, though, you'll wonder why you didn't just stay home to watch "Blade Runner" again.
October 8, 2014
Automata approximates the look and feel of idea-driven science fiction, but it doesn't have any actual ideas.
October 7, 2014
The effort to make thinking man's sci-fi is admirable, but it requires a steadier, surer hand.
October 7, 2014
The poetry in Ibez's soul has to cohabit with a lot of spray cheese.
October 7, 2014
Much like a spate of recent summer blockbusters, there's a tiring sense that every single facet of the narrative has to be rendered with truculent solemnity.
October 7, 2014
Good looking, good leading man, but in the end, just another predictable, empty-headed "Blade Runner" knock-off
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