(2012)

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Based on 33 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
A hard, funny and realistic movie about the future.
83
Robot & Frank is sentimental high-concept fluff that works.
80
Everything about Robot & Frank is as unlikely as it is irresistible. Charming, playful and sly, it makes us believe that a serene automaton and a snappish human being can be best friends forever.
75
It also addresses questions of aging and neglect that Hollywood likes to run from. Langella, who's played everyone from Dracula to Nixon onscreen, is giving a master class in acting. Enroll now.
75
It's an Alzheimer's allegory, full of humanity, heart, and humor.
75
The feature directorial debut of Jake Schreier, has a smart script by C.D. Ford and an impressive supporting cast.
70
Robot & Frank reminds quirk-hardened veterans that an odd premise and big heart don't have to add up to too-precious awards bait.
63
This is a framework that could have benefitted from more irony and complexity, especially with the resources of Langella, but at the end, I felt the movie was too easily satisfied.
63
Very charming but very slight.
63
Ultimately a movie that could have been a little jewel is unpolished.
60
No one conveys late-life elegy and cool intellectual cunning like Langella.
40
The concept is schematic and predictable, and watching first-rate actors - the cast includes Susan Sarandon as a local librarian - doing third-rate material is a dubious pleasure.

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