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Bicentennial Man Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    42

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 42

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Director Chris Columbus...seals this comedy in an impenetrable bubble of hollow humanism.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Begins with promise, proceeds in fits and starts, and finally sinks into a cornball drone of greeting-card sentiment.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Susan Wloszczyna

    The sad fact is Williams is at his best while trapped in Andrew's original sleek form. His performance is subtle, his reactions restrained. The more Robin is exposed, the more ham is served.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 10+

Film about robot who wants to be human is so-so.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this film has some mild profanity and sexual references, including a "facts of life" discussion, Andrew's adaptation so that he can have sex (but not children), a post-sex conversation in bed, and one of the most romantic descriptions of the sex act ever written. There are also ill-behaved and surly children whose behavior is not curtailed by the family.

  • Families can talk about what makes us human. Why did Andrew's makers want to remove what made him special? Why did Andrew want to find others like himself? What do you think made him different? When do you think he became human? When he created something? When he wanted freedom? When he felt love? When he allowed himself to grow old and die? Why did he stop referring to himself as "one?" Why didn't some people in the family like Andrew? Why didn't Andrew like Portia at first? Why did he want to be with her, when he didn't like her? Do you think that's what life will be like in the future? What would it be like to have a robot in our house?

What to watch for
  • violence false1

    Violence: Mild.

  • sex false0

    Sex: Not an issue

  • language false3

    Language: Some four letter words.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false2

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Social drinking.

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