Overall Rank: 6547
Average Rating: 2.5/4
# of Ratings: 140
Theatrical Release Date: 09/25/2009
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 01/26/2010
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Jonathan Mostow
Actors: James Francis Ginty, Michael O'Toole, Bruce Willis, Rosamund Pike, Radha Mitchell, Ving Rhames
Plot: 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. -- Chris Kavan
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Matthew Brady - wrote on 08/05/2014
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. But the story and the characters were flat and all of this had be done to death by now.
Alex - wrote on 06/03/2012
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.
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 10/13/2011
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. Surrogates is a movie you can be entertained with the science fiction action while being thought provoking at the same time.
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Yojimbo - wrote on 09/26/2013
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. The premise of Surrogates has a lot of promise; it's clearly a parody of the logical conclusion of social media and the obsession with superficial appearance and the decreasing face to face interactions of everyday life. In this it is reminiscent of the work of Philip K. Dick with a dash of Isaac Asimov. In fact the story plays out like a darker, seedier version of I, Robot but in a lot of ways it just isn't quite dark enough. Bruce Willis brings the same kind of desperation and vulnerability he …
MovieMike - wrote on 12/22/2011
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. There are some unsettling parallels to the current practice of people masquerading as something they really are not, on various web sites and chat rooms.
With a running time of just under 90 minutes, Mostow keeps things moving along at a brisk pace. Bruce Willis, as Detective Tom Greer, ends up channeling his John McClane character vis-ŕ-vis …
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