6.7/10
101
2 user 2 critic

Robot & Scarecrow (2017)

A love story between a robot and a scarecrow who meet and fall for each other at a summer music festival.

Director:

Writers:

(additional writing by), | 1 more credit »
Reviews
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Home VIII (2016)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Thousands of men, women and children struggle to get into Europe as a comfortable English family leave, on what appears to be a holiday.

Director: Daniel Mulloy
Stars: Jack O'Connell, Holliday Grainger, Tahliya Lowles
Jonah II (2013)
Short | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Mbwana and his best friend Juma are two young men with big dreams. These dreams become reality when they photograph a gigantic fish leaping out of the sea and their small town blossoms into... See full summary »

Director: Kibwe Tavares
Stars: Daniel Kaluuya, Malachi Kirby, Louis Mahoney
Animation | Short | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Brixton has degenerated into a disregarded area inhabited by London's new robot workforce - robots built and designed to carry out all of the tasks which humans are no longer inclined to do... See full summary »

Director: Kibwe Tavares
Stars: Yung Swizz'Agg, Kibwe Tavares
9 Kisses (2014)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The 2014th most prominent actors pair up in a series of intimate encounters.

Director: Elaine Constantine
Stars: Patricia Arquette, Chadwick Boseman, Steve Carell
Melocotones (2017)
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

When Diego's girlfriend decides to leave him after a disastrous anniversary getaway, he will find any means possible to amend or fix what happened. Even if it means competing with different versions of himself when traveling through time.

Director: Héctor Valdez
Stars: Peter Vives, Joaquín Ferreira, Frank Perozo
Animation | Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Toby is selling his childhood home. Walking through empty rooms, he is assailed by memories of happiness unravelling, break-down, and the helplessness and rage of being child. Why do close ... See full summary »

Directors: Daisy Jacobs, Christopher Wilder
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
... Scarecrow
... Robot
... The Man
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Declan Murphy ... Son
Edit

Storyline

A love story between a robot and a scarecrow who meet and fall for each other at a summer music festival.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Animation | Short

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Release Date:

4 June 2017 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Weep stupidly
2 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

If you like emotional films and wish to find yourself weeping stupidly over a short... this is the one for you.

I find most shorts annoyingly lacking in script and plot-- and I admit this short is not "fully filled in". But it doesn't have to be. We don't need the back story, the reasons, the explanations to get the point of this simple statement. Nor do we need the writer / director (in this one case) to explain to us their entire thought process behind producing this as they did.

Usually I deplore "lazy" production teams leaving big gaps and holes in a story, leaving it up to the viewer to deduce the overall meaning. In this case however it works, splendidly. The CGI is very well done, the actors well-chosen (especially the robot; her face is ideal for the part). The beauty of production is eclipsed only by the rather astounding question of what is reality here and what isn't. (Was it a real or staged rock concert, was the robot ever really on stage or was that added in later, how many people were involved in producing this?). A film that succeeds in blurring the lines between fantasy and reality to the point the viewer can't tell which is which is rare. That this film actually makes that blur part of the story itself is masterful.

I rarely rate short films highly, usually because they're just rotten. This was splendid. I give it 8 rather than 10 stars only because it was limited in length and story line (ie, it isn't 10-star "above-and-beyond perfect"). It deserves every bit of 8 stars... and possibly a bit more.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed