A.I. Artificial Intelligence

A.I. Artificial Intelligence

A.I. Artificial Intelligence

Haley Joel Osment plays a highly advanced robotic boy who longs to become "real" in this Oscar-nominated sci-fi drama written and directed by Steven Spielberg.

Set in a futuristic post-climate change society, A.I. tells the story of David (Osment), a childlike android uniquely programmed with the ability to love. Before his adopted family are done testing him, David sets out on his own to pursue his dream of becoming human and to understand the secret to his existence.

Development of the film initially began with Stanley Kubrick in the early 1970s. The project languished as Kubrick wasn't confident that the CGI technology of the time could create the character of David, whom he believed no child actor would be up for playing. Kubrick then handed the project to Spielberg in 1995.

2001Rating: M, Adult themes146 minsUSA
AdventureDramaScience FictionBlockbuster
Director:
Steven Spielberg ('Saving Private Ryan', 'Schindler's List', 'Catch Me If You Can')
Writer:
Steven Spielberg
Cast:
Haley Joel OsmentFrances O'ConnorSam RobardsJake ThomasJude LawWilliam HurtKen Leung

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A.I. Artificial Intelligence / Reviews

Vulture

Vulture

Temperamentally, Spielberg and Kubrick are such polar opposites that A.I. has the moment-to-moment effect of being completely at odds with itself.

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Variety

Variety

Deeply thoughtful and thoroughly fascinating.

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Time Out

Time Out

At heart it's a terribly anguished expression of rejection, loneliness and love. If only it knew when to stop.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The best fairy tale - the most disturbing, complex and intellectually challenging boy's adventure story - Mr. Spielberg has made.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

A movie both wonderful and maddening.

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New York Post

New York Post

The combination of genres - science fiction with fairy tale - often triumphs but sometimes misfires.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

A not quite seamless, not completely satisfying but invariably attention-grabbing combination of divergent themes, genres and even story lines.

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