Bicentennial Man 1999

Critics score:
37 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Roger Ebert, At the Movies: A cornball drone of greeting-card sentiment. Read more

Susan Stark, Detroit News: Read more

Al Brumley, Dallas Morning News: Mr. Williams latches onto every cheap laugh he can find. Read more

Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune: Bicentennial Man has heart, but lacks bite. Read more

Stephen Holden, New York Times: [Robin William's] most grandiose holiday greeting yet. Read more

Steve Murray, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: This tin man has a heart, but his movie needs a pulse. Read more

Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times: You wish that the film unfolded on a more modest scale and in the real world. Read more

Bob Campbell, Houston Chronicle: Bicentennial Man's heart may be synthetic, but it beats strongly, nonetheless. Read more

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Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail: It's one thing to ask an audience to love a mechanical man, but quite another to love a mechanical performance. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: By relegating the story to a disappointing level of superficiality and never attempting to venture more than skin-deep into some intriguing themes, Bicentennial Man comes across like recycled, diluted Star Trek. Read more

Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle: It's a bit strange, and strained. Read more

Jeff Strickler, Minneapolis Star Tribune: Columbus lays on the sentimentality thickly, sometimes letting it get in the way of the storytelling. The longer the movie continues, the more overt he becomes in his emotional pandering. Read more

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Todd McCarthy, Variety: An ambitious tale handled in a dawdling, sentimental way. Read more

Jessica Winter, Village Voice: An underfunded inventor makes enough snide asides about 'relentlessly unfashionable android technology' that you half expect Williams to start speechifying about the merits of cloning. Read more