Robot & Frank
2012
Worried about their aging father living alone, Frank's kids give him a humanoid robot that's programmed to be his caretaker. Reluctant Frank -- a retired cat burglar -- soon warms up to his new helper and begins to treat it as a partner in crime.

Scott Hardie: “It ruled.”

A sweet little comedy about an old curmudgeon befriending his robotic helper. It's promoted as science fiction, but the documentary footage of real helper bots shown with the closing credits makes it clear that this future isn't far away. Frank Langella is great as always.

− September 23, 2012 • more by Scottlog in or create an account to reply

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Evie Totty: “It ruled.”

The reviews I'd read going in were so-so (though obviously looking at Rotten Tomatoes I had not looked there as it is at 88%) and I did not expect to enjoy the film as much as I did.

It is a cute story basically about anyone's dad. But this dad happens to be a master thief who is getting senile. So his family sends him a robot to watch him - make sure he's eating and exercising.

What they didn't expect was for the robot to become his friend. The robot becomes a character you truly care about that can bring you to tears.

And for me there was a neat little addition at the end I wasn't expecting but I said to myself 'Of course!'

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