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Overall 5

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Matthew Brady, FilmCrave
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: In a future where humanity is isolated, pain-free and docile - because instead of venturing out themselves, they send surrogates, perfect mechanical counterparts, to do the work. But when a murder shatters this perfect world, an FBI agent will discover a conspiracy behind this perfect world and will have to abandon his own surrogate and risk his own life to find the truth. The way the movie is shot was really well done and Bruce Wills didn't do a bad job in this movie.
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Overall 5

"Surrogates" by Yojimbo

Yojimbo, FilmCrave
26 September 2013
  • Excerpt: In the near future, the population has taken to living their own lives vicariously through the use of robotic avatars but when an assassin starts destroying the machines and their users with a top secret weapon, a lone FBI agent begins to question the value of his isolated, second hand life.
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Overall 3

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Alex, FilmCrave
3 June 2012
  • Summary: Not a very good movie, even for a sci fi. It is hard to make a sci fi suck, for me and this one is very close. Bruce Willis has lost any acting skill he had ever had and now is just an old man with no acting or action skills. The plot in this movie is ok (though been told many times) and the direction is poor. I can't recommend this movie.
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Overall 4

So-So Sci-Fi

MovieMike, FilmCrave
22 December 2011
  • Excerpt: Directed by Jonathan Mostow (‘Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines’, ‘Breakdown’), ‘Surrogates’ has a familiar feel to it. It’s sort of a cross between ‘Die Hard’ and ‘I Robot’. While I liked the concept behind the story; the actual film was creeping me out a bit – the whole notion of people just lounging at home while their mechanical alter-egos step out into the real world to do whatever bidding their controller wants to vicariously experience.
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Overall 5

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Daniel Corleone, FilmCrave
13 October 2011
  • Summary: A flick that really tickles your imagination if it were real. The future in the eyes of the director, has some solid acting and wonderful dialogues. A better version of I, Robot and clearly executed with sophistication. You can really feel for Willis character and what he was going thru. Could have been better with better screenplay, score and supporting cast.
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Overall 5

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Chris Kavan, FilmCrave
5 August 2010
  • Summary: A good premise, as the idea of hiding your identity behind an avatar is already common online - doing it in the real world seems like the next plausible step. Technology just has to catch up with the idea. The films doesn't work as well as the idea, but it's reasonably good.
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Overall 6

A sci-fi concept well examined despite predictable story patterns

Movie_Muse_Reviews, IMDb
17 May 2010
  • Summary: With the number of mainstream movies centered around a future human dependency on robots, it would be incredibly stupid if we actually let that happen. "Surrogates" is the latest of these concepts and surprisingly one of the more well thought-out ones. Based on the graphic novel by Robert Venditti and Brett Weldele, "Surrogates" imagines a world where humans interact with the world solely through robot versions of themselves called surrogates.
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Overall 7

Better than some reviews suggest

ajasys, IMDb
2 January 2010
  • Summary: I see many reviews here that denigrate the film, and a few that celebrate it. I believe it deserves neither fulsome praise nor vitriol, as it is a somewhat better than average film betrayed by bad choices. I'll keep this short: The concept is decent, the execution is mediocre, the result is that I give it 7 out of 10 stars.
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bob the moo, IMDb
9 December 2009
  • Summary: As with most films, the trailer made this look like it would be something good – an action movie with an interesting sci-fi concept behind the world created for us. For this reason I was a bit surprised to see the "finishing time" of the film being listed as barely 90 minutes after the start time because I thought it would be hard to do all the things that the trailer proposed in such a comparatively short time.
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a fine performance by Bruce Willis

redoddball, IMDb
10 October 2009
  • Summary: Finally saw this and I'm with the majority here... a solid 7/10 film. This surprisingly compelling sci-fi film takes a while to set up its universe but delivers down the stretch. It's borderline whether they establish enough credibility so as to invest real emotion in to the characters and buy in to the premise. If you allow yourself to buy in to the bizarre concept of living life through android duplicates, then the film works on a few levels.
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