Autómata Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 6008

Average Rating: 2.6/4

# of Ratings: 30

Theatrical Release Date: 10/10/2014

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 11/18/2014

Language: English

Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Gabe Ibáñez

Actors: Antonio Banderas, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Melanie Griffith, Dylan McDermott, Robert Forster, Tim McInnerny

Plot: Set 50 years in future, the Earth is slowly drying up while man and robot have been designed to co-exist. Insurance agent Jacq Vaucan works for ROC robotics, investigating claims involving the manipulation of robots. When he finds that robots have started manipulating themselves, it will have profound implications on the future of humanity. -- Chris Kavan

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Rating of
2.5/4

Chris Kavan - wrote on 03/15/2015

Same old law of robotics, somewhat different twist. I love the opening showing the public enthusiastic and cheering the robot army meant to stem off the encroaching desert that is swallowing humanity - only to show them turning against them when, of course, this savior of humanity fails spectacularly. Now the world is crawling with robots who are breaking down, along with the world around them, and things go form bad to worse when apparently one of them starts to think for itself (which is supposed to be impossible). Not quite enough heart or deep enough story to make it anything other than average - but at least it brings an interesting take on a familiar story.

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Yojimbo - wrote on 12/03/2015

An insurance investigator from the world's leading robotics manufacturer stumbles upon a case in which the robots seem to be experiencing self awareness. Is this a result of a rogue engineer modifying their products, or something else...? Anyone who has seen more than a couple of sci-fi films over the years will no doubt already have worked out the answer to that question in this near future tale that bears more than a passing resemblance to I, Robot. Other "inspirations" are also obvious, the early scenes showing a desperate yearning to be Blade Runner and the metaphysical nature of the plot echoes much of the science fiction of the 1970s. A shaven-headed Antonio Banderas makes a suitably confused and desperate protagonist although Tim McInnerny's villain lacks the menace required for …

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ikkegoemikke - wrote on 02/23/2015

“To die, you got to be alive first.”

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Snoogans - wrote on 12/08/2014

'Automata' is the kind of sci-fi movie that ponders big ideas through means of exploring new technology. The focus here is on the evolution of man vs the evolution of the on-screen robots. Certain lines of dialogue sum up the intent in an intelligent and easily deciphered manner. However, the film continuously shows us these points in long scenes of repeated ramblings, or obvious quiet symbolism from the robots. This is a slow burn that drags and stretches it's simple plot to the point of breakage. The beginning is a good draw, with it's mystery element, but a half hour in that is resolved and things trudge onward. The rest hits all the beats of the usual 'robot finds a conscious' story I've seen done the exact same way many times. The bits of intended emotion are needlessly …

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