A.I. Artificial Intelligence

A.I. Artificial Intelligence

DVD - 2003
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Visions of a future full of astonishing android technology. David, an advanced android, embarks on an extraordinary adventure to discover the secret of his own identity. Believing in the story of Pinocchio, David dreams of becoming a real boy.
Publisher: Pyrmont NSW : 2003. Warner Home Video,
2001. ,
Branch Call Number: DVD AI
Characteristics: 2 DVDs (140 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Artificial intelligence

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Derringer
Aug 11, 2019

IMO - If you were to actually edit out all of the dazzling glitz and all of the distracting glitter that is flashed before your eyes in "Artificial Intelligence" - You'd be, pretty much, left with a very sad and pathetic story about demented marital strife and serious family dysfunction.

I look at this picture as being the up-dated and re-imagined story of Pinocchio as seen through the decidedly unbalanced and overly sentimental eyes of director, Steven Spielberg.

And, speaking about Spielberg (and his questionable directorial abilities) - The more I see of his movies, the more I'm convinced that his apparent competence and flair for brilliant movie-making is grossly over-rated.

And, as of now - I am definitely going to be steering clear from watching any production that I see which has his name attached to it.

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akirakato
Aug 02, 2019

Written and directed by Steven Spielberg in 2001 loosely based on the 1969 short story "Supertoys Last All Summer Long" by Brian Aldiss, this American SF fantasy depicts the story of David, a child-like android uniquely programmed with the ability to love.
Although the special visual effects appear fantastic and awe-inspiring, the story seems mangled and unforcused with a dotted storyline.
However, the scenes of a sub-merged Manhattan look impressive.
Spielberg might have tried to accomplish something like "2001: A Space Odyssey".
Unfortunately, the impact seems way less than that of Kubrick's masterpiece.

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ManMachine
Jul 22, 2019

I'll tell you one thing for certain - At 145 minutes - A.I.'s story was definitely an almost unbearable endurance test when it came to the clueless "lost boy" android who was desperately searching for his "mommy".

This "I-Want-My-Mommy" business was literally flogged to death where there was so much syrupy sentimentality being rubbed into my face that it, literally, made my skin crawl, big-time.

And, if that wasn't bad enough on its own - The horrible miscasting of that totally despicable actress, Frances O'Connor (as the "mommy" figure in the story) was enough to make me gag and retch every time she went into her neurotic scenery-chewing shtick (just like an amateur schoolgirl in a second-rate high school play).

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l_periard
Mar 05, 2019

Excellent movie and great soundtrack. It is one of my all-time favourite movies. It is basically the story of Pinocchio, but set in the future. In fact, A.I. is probably an accurate prediction of things to come. I own the movie and whenever I meet someone who hasn't seen it, it is one of the movies I will sit down and watch again with that person.

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Ron@Ottawa
Jun 02, 2018

This film is over a decade old and by today's standard the special effect is dated. But surprisingly it is still fairly impressive. The story of the robot child spans a period over 2,000 years, which is very ambitious for the script writer. It is too ambitious in my view and there is no need for it. Overall, it is still a decent sci-fi film with a message: man is heartless and doomsday for mankind is inevitable.

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patch666
Mar 21, 2017

Kubrick would have been awesome Spielbergs is saccharine. Good the first time I saw it now I can't sit thru it at all. Has no staying power that great films possess. Looks great and fine music well made but to much Spielbergs sugary kitsch to leave an aftertaste. Great line in the movie " I wish I told you about the world" will Bring tears

donnyrayh Aug 22, 2015

awesome flick...many plot twists yet the main theme is always there...one of the best "robot" movies ever produced!

BookReviewer2015 Apr 27, 2015

A great sci-fi film!

Fascinating, as well as being Stanley Kubrick's unofficial final film!

Quimeras Jul 20, 2014

A wonderful modern fairytale.

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d067227817
Apr 30, 2014

A.I. robot-David is a perfect model of the true human heart in all in it's simplest and purest form. The acting is at perfection.

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Calgovin
Jul 24, 2008

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Calgovin
Jul 24, 2008

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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Calgovin
Jul 24, 2008

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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bdls206
Jul 24, 2012

Gigolo Joe: They ask for me by name. Gigolo Joe, What do you know?

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bdls206
Jul 24, 2012

David: Mommy? Will you die?
Monica: Well, one day, David, yes, I will.
David: I'll be alone.
Monica: Don't worry yourself so.
David: How long will you live?
Monica: For ages. For 50 years.
David: I love you, Mommy. I hope you never die. Never.

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bdls206
Jul 24, 2012

Narrator: Those were the years when the icecaps melted due to the greenhouse gases and the oceans had risen and drowned so many cities along all the shorelines of the world. Amsterdam, Venice, New York forever lost. Millions of people were displaced. Climate became chaotic. Hundreds of millions of people starved in poorer countries. Elsewhere a high degree of prosperity survived when most governments in the developed world introduced legal sanctions to license pregnancies. Which was why robots, who were never hungry and did not consume resources beyond those of their first manufacture were so essential an economic link in the chain mail society.

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bdls206
Jul 24, 2012

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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alexandermorr
Jul 26, 2012

A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother.

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bdls206
Jul 24, 2012

A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother.

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