7.4/10
99
1 user 1 critic

Dr. Easy (2013)

Dr. Easy, a medical robot, is activated when a confused man becomes a threat to his bystanders and himself.
Reviews
2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

State Zero (2015)
Short | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In the near future, the capital of Sweden has turned into a post-apocalyptic wasteland. we join four soldiers on a routine mission in 'zone 3', with the assignment to investigate an old surveillance tower that just went offline.

Director: Andree Wallin
Stars: Teddy Nicholas, Luke Rampersad, Charles Babalola
A Poet in New York (TV Movie 2014)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A look at Welsh poet Dylan Thomas's fatal visit to New York City, and his stormy relationship with his wife Caitlin.

Director: Aisling Walsh
Stars: Tom Hollander, Phoebe Fox, Ewen Bremner
Table 7 (2010)
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A couple has an intimate conversation in a restaurant, unaware that their every word is being closely monitored.

Directors: Marko Slavnic, Andrew McDonald
Stars: Ray Rosales, Stephanie Lozos, Isaac Kim
Arene (2016)
Short | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A young woman finds herself captured on board a military aircraft. The soldiers don't think much of her until their commander confirms her identity and all hell breaks loose.

Director: Henrik Bjerregaard Clausen
Stars: David Cheung, Isky Fay, David Masterson
Sight II (2012)
Short | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A short futuristic film featuring Augmented reality and Gamification. by Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo. This is our graduation project from Bezaleal academy of arts.

Directors: Daniel Lazo, Eran May-Raz
Stars: Ori Golad, Deborah Aroshas
The Cub (2013)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A couple send their young daughter to be raised by a pack of wolves.

Director: Riley Stearns
Stars: Davey Johnson, Savannah Brooke Lathem, Alexis McGraw
Dédalo (2013)
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Trapped inside the Space Freighter/Refinery DÉDALO, SIENA tries to survive an infestation of diabolic creatures.

Director: Jerónimo Rocha
Stars: Sofia Helena, Frederico Amaral, Cesário Monteiro
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Michael
...
Dr. Easy (voice)
...
Superintendent
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Swat Team
Steve Campbell ...
Police Officer
...
Police Officer
Julian Klinger ...
Tactical Officer
Chris Rochester ...
Driver / Paramedic
...
Swat Team
Rodney Tosh ...
Swat Team
Edit

Storyline

Dr. Easy shows us a futuristic world where robots are trained to deal with emergency situations. When a confused man becomes a threat to his bystanders and himself, the medical robot Dr. Easy is activated to withhold him from his act. For this task Dr. Easy must not only predict and interpret human behavior, but also show human empathy. The movie is based on the first chapter Matthew de Abaitua's novel 'The Red Men'. Written by Tim Eenennaam

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Sci-Fi

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 June 2013 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Engaging and well made but leaves the viewer a bit unsatisfied at the brevity and incompleteness of it all
30 March 2014 | by See all my reviews

This short film drops us into the middle of siege on a flat where a man is holed up with a shotgun. He has been injured and the police send in a Dr Easy robot to serve as medic and also as negotiator.

I read after watching the film that this was based on the opening section of a much bigger book and I suppose knowing this at least provide context for the short, because it does very much feel like we are getting a tiny part of something bigger. We get no context here for the robot or the situation with Michael. The majority of the film is initial interactions between Easy and Michael and then the situation escalates to a conclusion of that specific scene, although without context it is hard to feel satisfied with the conclusion as it is. I have seen shorts with this same problem – a bigger story to tell and the short is a step towards being able to get the resources to tell it, but the better ones can still satisfy as a standalone short and leave you wanting more because of how good it was – not, in this case, wanting more because so little was delivered in a satisfying way.

It is a shame because there are a lot of resources here already. The effects work very well and Easy never looks fake or like an effect. On top of this the cast features very familiar faces in the shape of Hollander and Macqueen, with balanced voice work from James. It feels very big and professional and it does work as you watch it, but the end result doesn't pay off. There is a bigger story here for sure, but it is a shame that this short film couldn't show us that while also delivering a self-contained and satisfying one at the same time.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page