Bicentennial Man

Starring: Robin Williams, Sam Neill, Embeth Davidtz, Oliver Platt

Directed by: Chris Columbus

Produced by: Columbia Pictures Corporation, Touchstone Pictures, 1492 Pictures, Laurence Mark Productions, Radiant Productions

Distributed by: Buena Vista

Genre: science fiction

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Review by Xibo Date seen: December 18, 1999
Viewing Location: Guttenberg Grade: B+
Summary: A nice feel-good movie about a robot who grows human.
Robin Williams delivers his annual dose of sugary sap in fine fashion, with this telling of Isaac Asimov's tale about a robot who, over a period of 200 years, becomes more and more human. Oliver Platt delivers a superb performance as the technician who uses his high science and engineering to make the robot appear more and more human. Embeth Davidtz does a fine job as the love interest, and Sam Neill is superb as the father figure. While the film is more than a bit sappy, it is nonetheless enjoyable-- there's nothing wrong with feel-good movies now and then. 

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Review by wonderman Date seen: January 2, 2000
  Grade: A+
Summary: Profound
I thought this movie had some profound statements about how we all take the people around us for granted and then one day, we out live them and try desparately not to miss them. The ending was harsh on the emotions which is a very bold thing for modern flicks. 

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Review by smeehrrr Date seen: May 21, 2003
Viewing Location: WA somewhere Grade: C-
Summary: Enough already
I swear to god if I have to see another movie where Robin Williams teaches me how to be a better human being, I'm going to climb up on a clock tower somewhere and wreak a terrible vengeance on mankind.  

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