Pin It
Favorite

Citizen Critique-A.I. 

A.I., reviewed by Rick Cot & eacute;


A.I. is what many critics have called it -- compelling, complex and I would say, above all, disturbing. It is a movie that many will find themselves talking about afterward, thinking about as they go to sleep that night. If you are thinking Spielberg plus kids plus a two-letter name equals E.T., you may be upset when you find yourself in something closer to Dark City than "E.T. phone home."


The ending is deeply flawed (in my mind, it would have been much better if it ended in front of the Blue Fairy). Contrived will be a word that comes to mind for many in terms of this ending. But before you get to that ending, scenes such as the Flesh Fair, with Gigolo Joe, and when David is activated will have imprinted in your mind. Haley Joel Osment of The Sixth Sense and Pay It Forward makes a convincing claim to the title of best child actor. Who has ever been better than him?


Maybe most disturbing is the portrait of humans in the movie. If it is accurate (and I fear it is), then this movie will not do well at the box office despite the critics' help.

  • Pin It

Latest in News

  • Bridging the Gap
  • Bridging the Gap

    Bridge Avenue stands as the dividing line between the swanky Kendall Yards and impoverished West Central. Is that about to change?
    • Sep 29, 2016
  • Rematch
  • Rematch

    Once again, Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Joe Pakootas face off for her seat in Congress. Here are some ways they differ
    • Sep 29, 2016
  • Hail to the Chief (Again)
  • Hail to the Chief (Again)

    Craig Meidl again gets the nod from Mayor Condon; plus, a WSU football player in Domino's brawl won't be charged
    • Sep 29, 2016
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Today | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu
Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science

Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science @ Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture

Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Jan. 6

All of today's events | Staff Picks

More by Rick Cot

  • Citizen critique-The Score

    The Score stars three male actors, Marlon Brando, Robert DeNiro and Edward Norton. A case could be made that these three are the best male actors of their respective generations. Probably Brando and DeNiro have this hands down, though it is t
    • Aug 16, 2001
  • More »

Most Commented On

  • To Kill the Black Snake

    Historic all-tribes protest at Standing Rock is meant to stop the destruction of the earth for all
    • Sep 8, 2016
  • Murrow's Nightmare

    Debate moderators need to be much more than an onstage prop to make our democracy work
    • Sep 15, 2016
  • More »

Top Tags in
News & Comment

election 2016


BRIEFS


trail mix


green zone


marijuana


Readers also liked…

  • 'I Do Not Trust Muzlims'
  • 'I Do Not Trust Muzlims'

    Comments by the wife of Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Haskell have raised questions about his office's impartiality
    • Feb 25, 2015
  • Wages or Wellness?
  • Wages or Wellness?

    Why paid sick leave is good for everyone
    • Mar 4, 2015

© 2016 Inlander
Website powered by Foundation