Automata

Automata

Automata

Antonio Banderas leads this robotic sci-fi set 50 years in the future, where the planet has been reduced to a desert wasteland. As the human population dwindles, the call for manmade humanoid robotic companions rises...

Technology combats the prevailing uncertainty with the creation of the first quantum android, the Automata Pilgrim 7000, by ROC Robotics. But despite programming preventing the robots from self-modifying, that's exactly what insurance agent Jacq Vaucan (Banderas) discovers is taking place and he sets off to identify the source of the tampering and protect humanity from a possible rise of the machines.

2014Rating: M109 minsSpain, USA
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Variety

Variety

Even for sci-fi, some logic has to enter the plot, which also needs to be devoid of major holes if it's not to fall into ridiculousness, and that, unfortunately, is where Automata lies.

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Time Out

Time Out

The effort to make thinking man's sci-fi is admirable, but it requires a steadier, surer hand.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

There are interesting ideas here, but they are swallowed up in dull, poorly choreographed shootouts and other action nonsense.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

Approximates the look and feel of idea-driven science fiction, but it doesn't have any actual ideas.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Visually inspired but thematically derivative, the apocalyptic sci-fi drama "Automata" pits humans against robots with predictable results.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The overwrought, uncontrolled sci-fi thriller Automata is a disappointing example of a film that lacks the imagination to follow persuasively through on its engaging initial premise.

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