It can't compete with Blade Runner, but not for lack of trying. So grateful that they didn't cast Scarlett Johansson as Zoe. The film is well done- the script, the acting,and Cigarettes After Sex on the sound track, what's not to like?
I read all the negative reviews,my mental reply was " hey, it's just not your sort of movie?
I did need to comment about the critical review that called this production "a plagiarism of the Pygmalion story " It is not! . It's the exact opposite- the Creator can not love his Creation. Indeed the Creator is incapable of surrendering to Love for anyone- flesh or synthetic. . I thought his ex-wifes role was vital to the plot- not too much screen time yet enough to provide a limited Greek Chorus.
I have seen enough of this film concept ( Ex Machina (2014) ,Her (2013),Archive (2020),Simone (2002), Muse (VIII) (2015) A.I. Rising (2018) ,Eva ( 2011 ) , My only wish is that the novel Galatea 2.2 by Richard Powers becomes a film as well.
I believe that most of the One-Star reviews lack an appreciation for the historical context in AI films.
I personally believe that most people will enjoy most of this movie. The "slowness" of the plotting allows for a degree of character development. (With the exception of the Synthetic Ash- which was a wasted opportunity).