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Surrogates (2009)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  25 September 2009 (USA)
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Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others' surrogates.



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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 discovers a vast conspiracy behind the surrogate phenomenon and must abandon his own surrogate, risking his life to unravel the mystery. Written by Touchstone Pictures

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Human perfection. What could go wrong? See more »

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence, disturbing images, language, sexuality and a drug-related scene | See all certifications »

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25 September 2009 (USA)  »

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$80,000,000 (estimated)

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£961,271 (UK) (25 September 2009)


$38,542,418 (USA) (27 November 2009)

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Entertaining Sci-Fi!
15 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Surrogates is just an entertaining science fiction film that is there to please movie-goers and not win any awards. This is good science fiction but I have to say Avatar and District 9 were much better. But still I like to enjoy Bruce Willis.

This is about how technology invaded human life. Most humans have their own surrogates which are robots they control and inhabit with their minds. Things begin to get out of hand when a weapon is used that will not only kill the robot, but the human occupying it. What will happen? The acting is pretty good.

I like Bruce Willis in anything so it's not surprising that I like this. James Cromwell is pretty good too.

Overall, this is a cool science fiction movie. I was entertained most of the time. I rate this film 8/10.

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