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Surrogates

Overview


Genre :

Action, Thriller, Sci-Fi

Release Date :

September 25, 2009

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Jonathan Mostow

Starring :

Bruce Willis, Radha Mitchell, Ving Rhames, Rosamund Pike, Valerie Azlynn, David Conley, Michael Cudlitz, Trevor Donovan, Ned Vaughn

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

4 of 5

“..surprisingly strong entry into the ever-shrinking arena of serious sci-fi..”
by Bill Gibron [Filmcritic.com]
Review rate : B

“..surprisingly efficient and smart..”
by Tom Long [Detroit News]
1 of 5

“..so poorly shot..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [NY Daily News]
Review rate : B

“..serviceable sci-fi thriller..”
by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
3 of 4

“..nudges the robo-thriller in an interesting direction..”
by Kyle Smith [New York Post]
1.5 of 4

“..Mostow succeeds only in delivering an action film that's as artificial as its subjects, without even approximating the benefit of their surface beauty..”
by Ryan Stewart [Slant Magazine]
2 of 5

“..hints at much, but grapples with little..”
by Roger Moore [Orlando Sentinel]
2 of 4

“..Half a howler but not nearly funny enough..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
Review rate : B+

“..Fans of actual sci-fi literature will probably enjoy this more than fans of slam-bang action..”
by Luke Y. Thompson [E! Online]
3 of 5

“..entertaining..”
by Andrew Pulver [The Guardian]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Liam Lacey [Globe and Mail]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Stephen Whitty [Newark Star-Ledger]
Reviewed by Manohla Dargis [NY Times]

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