Robot and Frank details
|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Peter Sarsgaard, Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon, James Marsden, Liv Tyler, Jeremy Strong|
|Collections:||July - Comedy/Drama|
Robot and Frank
|Run time:||1 hour 25 minutes|
|Rental release:||15 Jul 2013|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
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An indie gem with brains and heartBy TangoUrilla (2 reviews) , 12 Feb 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]A truly wonderful film on every level. The central performance from Frank Langella shows why he is one of the most highly regarded actors in film and theatre today. It is beautifully written - funny, poignant, sad, uplifting, etc. with a great storyline. I can't recommend this highly enough.
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Very GoodBy a customer , 04 Dec 2013It looks like a film which will not work, but it is a very enjoyable film to watch, do not miss it.
Enjoyable movieBy sweepie (26 reviews) , 01 Dec 2013Very enjoyable film which at times was quite moving and emotional, the robot SX was abit pants as it was clearly an actor playing the robot with human movements not robotic but acting by the leads was spot on and I in a movie that little happens it kept the interest all the way
Sad MovingBy a customer , 29 Nov 2013Loved this film from beginning to end. The old timer getting to grips with a new technology robot. Quite amusing bits but also very sad as well.
very goodBy Patrickbrum (16 reviews) , 27 Nov 2013I enjoyed this film, I thought it was going to be a stupid film but no, I was wrong. It was a excellent thought provoking movie that again kept me following the story right to the end . Very good.
Better than I thoughtBy TheWatchman (745 reviews) from Suburbia , 23 Nov 2013I have to say that the films premise of an old guy and a robot didnt really grab me. I preferred the all-out action of I Robot. However, now Ive watched it, I found I actually liked it. In the near future, our aging hero Frank is given a robot to look after him by his family. Frank is naturally grumpy and the two dont really get along. If it was left as that, it probably would have been pretty dull. But, what brings the story to life is the fact that Frank is a habitual thief, so, with his newfound toy, he decides to train it to help him pull of some jobs. There is some very dry humour in all this, plus you actually will care about the characters, even the robot, who comes across as more alive than most daytime TV stars. Its certainly not an all-out action epic. Its far more subtle, rolling along at a deliberately slow pace. So, you probably have to be in the mood for something a little more gentle to fully appreciate this. I now want my own robot. All I have is a Speak and Spell from the eighties that doesnt work any more.