A.I. Artificial Intelligence

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2 h 25 min2001X-RayPG-13
In a futuristic world, humans share their lives with sophisticated companion robots. But when an advanced robot child is programmed to show unconditional love, his human family isn't ready for it.
Directors
Steven Spielberg
Starring
Haley Joel OsmentJude LawFrances O'Connor
Genres
Drama
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English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Brendan GleesonWilliam HurtSam Robards
Producers
Kathleen KennedySteven SpielbergBonnie Curtis
Studio
Critically Acclaimed
Rating
PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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4.6 out of 5 stars

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Jaewoo KimReviewed in the United States on May 14, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Just like movie 2001, this movie will stand the test of time.
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I watched this film in theaters back in 2001.

I loved the film back then, but I love it even more now.

Just like Kubrick's great movie 2001, I also think this movie will stand the test of time and might be ranked as one of the greatest science fictions ever filmed.

There are two important things about this movie I had missed when I had watched it in theaters.

First is what made David (the AI) unique was his desire to fulfill his purpose, which was to both love and be loved by his "mother". For his purpose, David is willing to do anything and his intense desire to fulfill his purpose is what sets him apart from all previous robots.

Second, the musical score in this film is simply breathtaking. I mean it is one of the best of all time great.

Number of people have mistakenly concluded the ending involved aliens. But they are not aliens but a future advanced artificial intelligence humanoid.

Just like humans seek their purpose by seeking their creator, so too the AI seek their own purpose by seeking their creator, which is us.

17 years after the release of this film, the advent of AI has become real. We will almost certainly have AI in the next ten years and we may even have our first "David" with real emotions, within couple of decades. Because AI do not have end-of-life and does not depend on organism to support itself, any AI we build may not only be self-sustaining but very long-lasting, and probably will outlast the human race. Unlike humans, AI humanoids are not bound by time or the frailties of the flesh. They can absorb and compute information exponentially better than any human. For those reasons alone, they will achieve things that us humans can only dream of, such as infinite wisdom, technology, and interstellar travel.
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sixthreezyReviewed in the United States on January 27, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Artificial Intelligence - Real Emotion
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I've been putting off watching this film again after repurchasing on Blu-ray awhile back. Last time it was viewed I definitely added some appreciation to the overall feeling for this movie, but I couldn't remember why I had no desire to watch it again. I couldn't hardly remember how the story went, but could only remember pieces of the ending. I now remember why I may have omitted the film's overall presence from my memory, and it's because it's super depressing.

This is a beautiful film, without a doubt and it can't be stated enough how good of a film it is. One wonders what could have been if Stanley Kubrick had made the film himself, or been around to oversee more of the movie in its release. It's an amazing tale that serves as a futuristic fairy tale, but also examines so many heavy and relevant topics of existence. Considering the film is anchored with a performance from a kid, it's an absolute achievement in so many ways.

The CGI still holds up really well all these years later, but I found the audio to sound a bit canned in this release. I'm not sure if it's the age of the movie or the transfer, but it really was only noticeable in the scenes in the house. The acting is phenomenal with of course the fantastic performance from Haley Joel Osment that grows throughout the film, and Jude Law's perfectly executed gigolo robot that dances like he's in an old musical. Robin Williams turns in a cameo-ish performance and plenty of others pepper this Steven Spielberg gem with tons of acting talent.

The special features were somewhat underwhelming, but considering that this is a DVD-era release it's not surprising. There were a few cool features but the lack of a Play All options made it a little tedious. No director's commentary or any for that matter, which is another disappointment but considering those involved is not surprising.

Overall, this looked great and the scenes in the neon lit cities of the future really stick out, as well as the Flesh Fair. It's a good pickup if you're looking for a great sci-fi film that does more than flash lights and robots at you. This movie is exactly what someone like Spielberg proves you can do with a genre film like this, and that actually makes it important. This will be a classic for years to come, and plays like a PG-13 children's movie fever dream that never lets up until the very peaceful, bittersweet ending.

This release does not include a DVD or digital copy. Case came in great condition.
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Amazon customerReviewed in the United States on April 17, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
just one of the worst films Ive ever seen
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wow. I was not expecting this to be so terrible. it's endless-over two hours. none of the storylines has any pay off or any conclusion-- not jude law's story of escaping the law, not the parents' and their real son, not this blue fairy nonsense and weirdly not even haley joel osment's character. it is bizarre but somehow in 2 hours, nothing of substance actually happens. Every time the movie wants to feel sad for the characters, or moved or impressed by something, you just think, god this script is awful and this movie is flat and manipulative.
worse of all, all the "deep" and profound questions it poses about artificial intelligence are utter nonsense. tries so hard to be profound, every two minutes some character is spouting some ridiculous line like "it is the first robot to try to have soul!" or something equally stupid. The story is from the 60s and truly, the ideas about computers and uncanny valley are simply outdated and dusty.

a lot like minority report, but somehow so much worse than minority report
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Anne RiceReviewed in the United States on July 24, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Beautiful yet bleak; dazzling yet dark: a great creative achievement.
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This is a dark, brilliant and in many ways beautiful film. I found it frankly very frightening and horrifying a lot of the time, and the ending left me deeply sad and deeply anxious. Some might call this a horror movie. It's beautifully made, beautifully photographed, beautifully directed, acted, etc. But I can't recommend this with my whole heart to anyone and everyone. And I would be very cautious about ever exposing a child to this film. This is a true work of art that many will not find at all entertaining. And some, like me, will find nightmarish. It reminded me of "Blade Runner," but I found "Blade Runner" a much more affirmative film. This presents a bleak vision of the future, but a profound vision of human nature, exploring the great human need for and the capacity to love. It struck me as far too stark and uncompromising to ever be sentimental. Whatever my reservations about the violent, horrifying elements,and the terrifying overview of this film, I certainly see this as a magnificent creative achievement.
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Just meReviewed in the United States on September 19, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Pinocchio in a distopian future
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This is a great movie. It is getting a bit dated now but still works visually and emotionally. The things that don't work so well are the so called future tech (most specifically Mr. Know - ummm can you say Hey Google) and the "futuristic" music - way off the mark.

It starts with the story of a couple whose biological son, Martin, is in a coma. To compensate there loss the couple adopts a "mecha" boy, David (Haley Joel Osment), who has been programed to love...the first of his kind. Slowly but surely the couple bonds with there new "son". Miraculously, Martin wakes from his coma and returns home. His relationship with David is competitive and strained.

Before long David sets out on a quest to become a "real boy" so his mother will love him again. He meets some strange characters along the way, including a streetwise gigolo mecha named Gigolo Joe (played by Jude Law) and a know it all computer voiced by Robin Williams.

I don't really see the point in the ending of the movie but up until then, this is a compassionate, complicated and often harrowing story of xenophobia and irrational traditionalism.

This is most definitely in my top 100 and one I watch over and over. Just another great installment by Steven Spielberg. But it isn't aging well so if you're going to watch it, do it sooner than later.
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MariaReviewed in the United States on January 8, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Heart-wrenching but Soul-shaking Sci-Fi Masterpiece
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Just like "Bicentennial Man" (Robin Williams), this film was poignant but even more heart-wrenching. Both films are each masterpieces with the same theme; A.I. who wants to be a human. I came to learn that the idea was developed by Stanley Kubrick, who eventually requested his friend, Steven Spielberg, because Kubrick believed Spielberg would direct this film better than he himself did. Kubrick admired Spielberg's talents of directing children actors and creating the magical energy on his films. Initially Spielberg kindly declined the offer as he was involved with other projects at the time, but after Kubrick passing away, Spielberg decided to take this honorable film. And Kubrick was right – the powerful story created with his passion came to life perfectly by Spielberg's masterful direction. Haley Joel Osmond, who played the protagonist, David, has done amazing acting work, and once again Spielberg proved his talent of directing child actors. They've jointly made this heart-wrenching but soul-shaking film, that's a masterpiece. And you need a box of tissues to watch this.
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DellaReviewed in the United States on May 28, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Absolutely my favorite movie of all time
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This is absolutely my favorite movie of all time. I have it on DVD but why stress the DVD when Amazon is showing it for free? One of the handful of movies I watch every few years. If this movie doesn't touch you, then YOU must be a robot. Seriously, I can't imagine anyone not being moved by this story. Superb story, excellent acting, fantastic directing.. what more do you want? Timeless too. Still looks like a new movie just released theaters to DVD. I think it's even more relevant today with AI in the news so much lately and the progress with robots. I do believe we aren't that far away from this story becoming a reality. Maybe in our lifetimes.
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DPReviewed in the United States on June 30, 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
DVD came with cards sealed DVD played fine.
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I seen the movie when I was younger so I thought I'd give it a chance now that I'm older, nope still depressing. I find it odd that the more advanced AI was actually less understanding of life than the teddy bear. I feel sorry for the teddy bear character who ultimately is let alone. The bear was more human and caring than the main character who was simply bonded by proagramming to someone that was actually less caring than the AIs that crossed paths with the boy. Jude laws character got no end, nor the other characters, all their stories are left untold. All we get is a machines foolish misunderstanding of a fairy tail and missed opportunity to find what he was looking for because he didn't understand life at all. The teddy bear, Jude law's character they understood life more than the programed AI boy. I know many will say he found life in the end but I think he never understood life at all and was the subject of a father's desire to bring back his deaf son and a woman who he was bonded to by programming, no free will, no true understanding of life nor love. The bear cared more about him but he was oblivious to that caring as well as the sacrifice of the others, he literally had a family under his nose and was blind to it as well as the caring he was receiving in the end all because he was a machine bonded to a person who never really loved nor cared for him because she did what was in her best interest not his.
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