Surrogates

Surrogates

People are living their lives remotely from the safety of their own homes via robotic surrogates — sexy, physically perfect mechanical representations of themselves. It's an ideal world where crime, pain, fear and consequences don't exist. When the first murder in years jolts this utopia, FBI agent Greer (Willis) discovers a vast conspiracy behind the surrogate phenomenon and must abandon his own surrogate, risking his life to unravel the mystery.--©Official Site 3.0 out of 5 based on 11 reviews
Surrogates

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Genre Sci-Fi / Fantasy
Director Jonathan Mostow
Cast Radha Mitchell, Rosamund Pike, Ving Rhames, Michael Cudlitz Bruce Willis
Studio Walt Disney UK
Release Date September 2009
Running Time 104 mins
 

People are living their lives remotely from the safety of their own homes via robotic surrogates — sexy, physically perfect mechanical representations of themselves. It's an ideal world where crime, pain, fear and consequences don't exist. When the first murder in years jolts this utopia, FBI agent Greer (Willis) discovers a vast conspiracy behind the surrogate phenomenon and must abandon his own surrogate, risking his life to unravel the mystery.--©Official Site

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Reviews

The Daily Mail

Chris Tookey

Its great achievement is that it communicates a persuasive view of the future, where most people prefer to live as 'operators' within the safety of their own homes and send idealised robotic surrogates of themselves out to face the dangers, diseases and myriad inconveniences of the real world.

24/09/2009

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Variety

Todd McCarthy

A film about robots that might find its biggest fans among Luddites, "Surrogates" is an intense and eerily plausible sci-fi thriller. Set in a future that uncannily resembles the present day (it must be one of the first pictures with a car chase featuring a Prius), Jonathan Mostow's smart speculative suspenser imagines a time when people can live through ideal versions of themselves while they sit wired up at home.

24/09/2009

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Channel 4 Film

Catherine Bray

An attractive slice of glossy dystopian sci-fi shenanigans from the team behind Terminator 3 sees Bruce Willis reprising the one-cop-against-the-system role that he could by now play in his sleep. Or even via a remote controlled robotic surrogate.

02/10/2009

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The Independent on Sunday

Nicholas Barber

Surrogates doesn't quite have the scale or the vision to match its closest competitors, Blade Runner and The Matrix, but the screenwriters have tremendous fun examining how such androids would affect every aspect of society – from police work and warfare to drug use and sports – without ever slowing the pace of what is essentially a taut, hardboiled detective yarn.

27/09/2009

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The Daily Telegraph

The Telegraph

This comic-book transfer has a premise which feels limply derivative of any number of Philip K Dick adaptations, but it’s passable, thanks to the wit and graft of capable genre technician Jonathan Mostow (Breakdown, T3). The action scenes feel curtailed and a little cheesy, but it has veneer of day-glo creepiness which holds the attention.

24/09/2009

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The Guardian

Andrew Pulver

Even if events all get a little hysterical as Willis nears his quarry, and much as it all comes to a faintly disappointing conclusion, there's enough sugar-rush energy on display to ensure it's never dull.

25/09/2009

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The Mirror

Mark Adams

Early glimpses look like the film is a smart sci-fi romp with ol' Brucie back in action man form.

20/09/2009

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Time Out

Trevor Johnston

Essentially, Jonathan Mostow’s film is a terrific pop sci-fi conceit in search of a plot, and while the detective story uncovering a sinister conspiracy is a functional enough hook for sundry revelations and car chases, it’s also somewhat foursquare and predictable.

24/09/2009

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The Times

Kevin Maher

Surrogates is a Bruce Willis B sci-fi thriller that plays like an idiot cousin of The Matrix.

25/09/2009

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The Scotsman

Mike McCahill

DISNEY were guarded about screening the new Bruce Willis vehicle to critics – not, alas, because its images are so dazzling they might sear themselves onto our sensitive eyes; more likely because this disjointed if sporadically striking science fiction gives the impression of having been heavily re-cut.

25/09/2009

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The Observer

Philip French

The movie goes around in obscure, ever-decreasing circles...

27/09/2009

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