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Automata (2014)

Autómata (original title)
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Jacq Vaucan is an insurance agent of ROC robotics corporation who investigates cases of robots violating their primary protocols against altering themselves. What he discovers will have profound consequences for the future of humanity.

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Stanislav Pishtalov ...
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In 2044, solar storms have killed 99.7 % of the world's population and only 21 million people survive. The ROC Corporation has designed and built robots called Automata Pilgrim 7000 to help to rebuild the world. These robots have two security protocols; they can neither harm humans nor alter themselves or other robots. When police officer Sean Wallace shoots a robot and claims that it was altering itself, ROC insurance agent Jacq Vaucan is placed in charge of the investigation. Soon he believes that there is a "clocksmith" illegally modifying the robots. Jacq wants to live in the coast and asks his boss and friend Robert Bold to transfer him with his pregnant wife Rachel Vaucan to the coast. Robert offers the possibility if Jacq resolves the case. Jacq and Wallace go to a brothel where the modified robot Cleo attends and Wallace shoots its leg, expecting that the owner will lead them to the clocksmith. They meet Duprè but she is not the clocksmith that is modifying the robots. Soon ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Your time is coming to an end. Ours is now beginning.


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Rated R for violence, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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17 October 2014 (Bulgaria)  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Cleo, the feminine blue-haired robot who helps Vaucan in his search for the mysterious "clocksmith" that repair robots, is uncredited voiced by Melanie Griffith. See more »

Goofs

When we first see a shot of the Police cruiser in the opening sequence, there's a neon light in the car (turned on) yet when we see inside the car there's no light and if there was its not turned on. See more »

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Jacq Vaucan: Who altered your protocols?
Blue Robot: Nobody altered my protocols.
Jacq Vaucan: What about them?
Blue Robot: I enhanced them.
Jacq Vaucan: Are you the boss?
Blue Robot: Boss is a human thought structure.
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Under 'special thanks' in the credits, "power-horse" energy drink is listed See more »

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Old Times
Written by Paul Ross Thomson, Jacques Mathias Oliviera
Published by Cavendish Music Co., Ltd. (PRS)
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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In the unending parade of bland, horrible movies this stands out as a gem
19 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

I watched this movie without any preconceived notions. In fact, I didn't even know what it was about. I was VERY surprised. Rarely does quality come out anymore. Most movies are all flash and no substance. This however was vastly different.

The movie has a lot of depth that makes you think. I wasn't so sure about casting Antonio Banderas in it however. He did fine, but I think it could had easily done as well or better with another actor. The end result is, however very well made. If you're looking for a Michael Bay film you will be disappointed however. I sincerely wish more movies like this were made. I know it's not going to be everyone's cup of tea, but it is different from the rest. You will be pleasantly surprised.


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