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Bicentennial Man

8 Ratings: 0.8
A 1999 movie directed by Chris Columbus.

Bicentennial Manwas stung at the 1999 box office, due no doubt in part to poor timing during a backlash against Robin Williams and his treacly performances in two other, then-recent releases,Jakob the LiarandPatch Adams. But this near-approximation of … see full wiki

Director: Chris Columbus
Release Date: 1999
MPAA Rating: PG
3 reviews about Bicentennial Man
review by . February 19, 2004
posted in Movie Hype
I am a big fan of Isaac Asimov and this story is one of my favorites! Williams is excellent as a robot who wants to be accepted by society as a person. Oliver Platt steals the movie as a robotics expert who continually "improves" Williams, making him more human each time.Our heart goes out to Williams who continually argues his position in court, hoping to be legally declared a man!
review by . January 10, 2000
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Robin Williams, humorous look at the future     Cons: Message Movie, overly sentimental     Robin Williams is at a point in his career that he can be very choosy about the roles he accepts. It seems that all of his movies now are "message movies" i.e. a movie that gives the audience a hidden meaning.      Bicentennial Man was not at all what I expected. In fact I hadn't wanted to see it at all as a robot movie didn't appeal …
review by . December 26, 1999
Pros: cute, nice cinematography of S.F.     Cons: too long, cheesy, predictable     Leaving the theater, my 14-year-old brother commented, "I could have written that screenplay!" I laughed, but I have to agree with him. This movie was so sentimental, cheesy, and predictable that I had to laugh at times. I am not usually a movie cynic: I cry at movies like "Stepmom," but this movie just didn't cut it. The most annoying thing was the format. …
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