A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) Movie Review

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2001 | PG-13 | Drama, Sci-Fi, Adventure
146 minutes /

User Score: 43/100

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A.I. Artificial Intelligence Review


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

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) was directed by Steven Spielberg (Hook (1993), Jurassic Park (1993), Minority Report (2002), E.T. the Extra-Terrestial (1982)) on an insane estimated budget of $100 million only grossing $78.7 million at the box office. A.I. is rated PG-13 and has a runtime of two hours and twenty-six minutes.

A.I. Artificial Intelligence takes place during a not so far future. In this future, the polar ice caps have all melting leaving the world’s coastal cities uninhabitable. Humans have advanced in technology to the point where they can now create extremely advanced human-like robots, called mechas as servants to do whatever the humans need them to do. David ( Haley Joel Osment) is created as the first mecha with "real" human emotions. David is adopted by Monica Swinton (Frances O’Connor) and Henry Swinton (Sam Robards) as a substitute for their real son Martin Swinton (Jake Thomas). Martin was put into cryo-stasis until a cure for his disease was found. After some time a cure is found and Martin returns home. David’s life now changes and he his stricken with grieve by the love for his adoptive mother, Monica.

A.I. Artificial Intelligence features quality actors including but not limited to Jude Law, William Hurt, Clark Gregg, and many others. The problem is that the movie was hard to grasp. The movie takes on three or four different plots and genres making the movie very confusing and disoriented. There is no consistency in the movie. The movies’ elements remind me of Blade Runner (1982), Mad Max (1979), and a bad Disney movie. This movie suggests that the world will end with and ice age after global warming and the flooding of the world. This film first seems to be a horror or sci-fi movie but then ends up being something like a fairytale and a weird version of Pinocchio where the android who is the main character wants to be a real boy.

A.I. is horribly slow and most of the time is just painful to watch. Steven Spielberg, what were you thinking? I know many liked this film a lot, but I just could not get into it no matter how much I tried. I enjoyed the plot of the film, and the visuals were amazing, but it just did not resonate with me.

About A.I. Artificial Intelligence 2001

Title: A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Original Title: A.I., A.I. Artificial Intelligence, A.I.: Artificial Intelligence
AKA: Artificial Intelligence: AI
Year: 2001
Runtime: 146 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Adventure
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.1/5 stars from 7 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 7
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Luke Burnyeat, Ben Kingsley, Michael Shamus Wiles, Matt Winston, Brendan Gleeson, Keith Campbell, William Hurt, Daveigh Chase, Claudia Katz Minnick, Clark Gregg, Haley Joel Osment, Justina Machado, Ken Leung, John Prosky, Claudia Katz, Rena Owen, Kathryn Morris, Ronnie Gene Blevins, Erik Bauersfeld, April Grace, Baron Jay, Enrico Colantoni, Jack Angel, Chris Palermo, Jude Law, Robin Williams, Laurence Mason, Meryl Streep, Adrian Grenier, Brian Feldman
Writers: Brian Aldiss, Ian Watson, Steven Spielberg
Director: Steven Spielberg