A.I.: Artificial IntelligenceDirector: Steven Spielberg
Based on the 1969 short story Super-Toys Last All Summer Long, by Brian Aldiss, this science fiction fantasy bears similarities to Pinocchio (1940) and originated as a long-gestating project of director Stanley Kubrick that passed to his friend Steven Spielberg after Kubrick's death. Haley Joel Osment stars as David, a "mecha" or robot of the future,/i>/i>… See more details below
Based on the 1969 short story Super-Toys Last All Summer Long, by Brian Aldiss, this science fiction fantasy bears similarities to Pinocchio (1940) and originated as a long-gestating project of director Stanley Kubrick that passed to his friend Steven Spielberg after Kubrick's death. Haley Joel Osment stars as David, a "mecha" or robot of the future, when the polar ice caps have melted and submerged many coastal cities, causing worldwide starvation and human dependence upon robotic assistance. The first mecha designed to experience love, David is the "son" of Henry (Sam Robards), an employee of the company that built the boy, and the grief-stricken Monica (Frances O'Connor). David is meant to replace the couple's hopelessly comatose son, but when their natural child recovers, David is abandoned and sets out to become "a real boy" worthy of his mother's affection. Along the way, David is mentored by a pleasure-providing mecha named Gigolo Joe (Jude Law) and a talking "super toy" bear named Teddy. His adventures take him to the Roman Circus-style "Flesh Fair," where mechas are destroyed for the amusement of humans; Rouge City, where Gigolo Joe narrowly avoids capture by police; and finally a submerged New York City, where David's creator, Professor Hobby (William Hurt) reveals the secrets of the boy's creation. Brendan Gleeson and narrator Ben Kingsley co-star in A.I., which was adapted from Kubrick's treatment by Spielberg, in his first crack at screenwriting since Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977).
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Cast & Crew
|Haley Joel Osment||David|
|Jude Law||Gigolo Joe|
|Frances O'Connor||Monica Swinton|
|Brendan Gleeson||Lord Johnson-Johnson|
|William Hurt||Professor Hobby|
|Sam Robards||Henry Swinton|
|Jake Thomas||Martin Swinton|
|Michael Mantell||Dr. Frazier|
|Michael Berresse||Stage Manager|
|Kathryn Morris||Teenage Honey|
|Adrian Grenier||Teen in Van|
|April Grace||Female Colleague|
|Enrico Colantoni||The Murderer|
|Paula Malcomson||Patricia in Mirrored Room|
|Ashley Scott||Gigolo Jane|
|Clara Bellar||FemMecha Nanny|
|Robin Williams||Dr. Know|
|Meryl Streep||Blue Mecha|
|Vito Carenzo||Big Man|
|Lily Knight||Voice in the Crowd|
|Matt Malloy||Robot Repairman|
|John Prosky||Mr. Williamson the Bellman|
|R. David Smith||Welder|
|Michael Shamus Wiles||Cop|
|Diane Fletcher||Sentient Machine Security|
|Eliza Coleman||General Circuita|
|Miguel Perez||Robot Repairman|
|Jeremy James Kissner||Kid|
|Rena Owen||Ticket Taker|
|Adam Alexi-Malle||Crowd Member|
|Duane Buford||The Flesh Fair Band|
|Bobby Harwell||TV Face|
|Daveigh Chase||Child Singer|
|Michael Fishman||Teen in Van|
|Claude Gilbert||Cybertronics-Room 93056|
|Red King||Covert Information Retrieval|
|Laurence Mason||Tech Director/Luis Sarria|
|Kelly McCool||Kate the Holographic Girl|
|Kate Nei||Toe Bell Ringing|
|Tim Edward Rhoze||Laboratory Technician|
|Jeanine Salla||Sentient Machine Therapist|
|Laia Salla||Mr. Chan's Assistant|
|J. Alan Scott||Worker|
|Mark Staubach||Teen in Van|
|Brian Turk||Backstage Bull|
|Al Jourgenson||The Flesh Fair Band|
|Paul Barker||The Flesh Fair Band|
|Max Brody||The Flesh Fair Band|
|Ty Coon||The Flesh Fair Band|
|Adam Grossman||The Flesh Fair Band|
|Richard Alvarez||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Richard L. Blackwell||Stunts|
|Dawn Brown-Manser||Set Decoration/Design|
|Rick Carter||Production Designer|
|Mitchell Dubin||Camera Operator|
|Brigitte Ferry||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Fredrick D. George||Stunts|
|Chris Haarhoff||Camera Operator|
|Nancy Haigh||Set Decoration/Design|
|Jan Harlan||Executive Producer|
|Pacific Data Images||Animator|
|Industrial Light & Magic||Animator,Special Effects|
|Craig A. Israel||Special Effects|
|Richard Johnson||Art Director|
|William S. Judkins||Stunts|
|Ronald Judkins||Sound Mixer,Sound/Sound Designer|
|Pamela Klamer||Set Decoration/Design|
|Michael Lantieri||Special Effects Supervisor|
|Pie Lombardi||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Anandess Marie||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Masako Masuda||Set Decoration/Design|
|Richard Mays||Set Decoration/Design|
|Sergio Mimica-Gezzan||Asst. Director|
|Thomas Minton||Set Decoration/Design|
|Bryan H. Moss||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Walter Parkes||Executive Producer|
|David Perrone||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Bob Ringwood||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Gary Rydstrom||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Sara Markowitz Samuels||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Roland Sanchez||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Steven Schwartz||Set Decoration/Design|
|Easton M. Smith||Set Decoration/Design|
|Patte Strong-Lord||Set Decoration/Design|
|Jim Teegarden||Art Director|
|Tom Valentine||Art Director|
|Don Vargas||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Darrell L. Wight||Set Decoration/Design|
|John Williams [composer]||Score Composer|
|Kanani Wolf||Costumes/Costume Designer|
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A.I. was the best sci-fi/famtasy movie I have seen in a long time. I'm not to fond of these types of movies but this one got me thinking and I just admired Stephen Speilberg and Stanley Kubrick's work. In this movie there is the first artificial child created by the name of David, (the young, talented Haley Joel Osment) who is created to love. His mother, Monica, whom he calls ''Mommy'', (Frances O'Conner) programmed him to love her but at first she can't seem to love him. When she starts having a sincere relationship with him her son Martin comes out of a coma and he doesn't like David all to much and Martin makes it look like David is dangerous so Monica abandons him in a forest with his supertoy, Teddy. Along the way he befriends a love making mecha named Gigolo Joe, (the sexy British Jude Law) and they begin a trek to find the Blue Fairy so David can be a real boy and his mother than will love him. A sweet, emotional ending in the future tops this movie off to be one of the best.
I don't get why lots of people hated this movie, it was great. Yeah, it was sad but so is A Beautiful Mind, Saving Private Ryan, , Schlinder's List and look how good those movies did. :) Osment delivered something that I WAS NOT expecting and Law, well he usually is always great. The critics just have to be harsh on this film b/c it is Speilberg. He did an awesome job to have finished the late Kubrick's work. And how long has it been since we have seen a movie with such awesome computer graphics? Bye this movie and lighten up Hollywood critics.
Wow! This was an awesome movie that couldn't have been as good as it was without Jude Law. He is a very talented actor and was superior to all the other actors and actresses and a great robot. Haley Joel Osment is great as well for being so young. Stephen Speilberg deserves a huge pat on the back for this futuristic film. The graphics are flawless! Just the thought into this movie is great!
*Spoilers* ''A.I.: Artificial Intelligence'' is my absolute most favorite movie, a true masterpiece that is poignant, somber, deep, sentimental, melancholic, and often times depressing. The first time I watched this, I found it depressing, resolving not to like it. However, I watched it a second time then a third then I began to realize the true beauty of this Spielberg film. It's not anything like he's done before, a true unique film, though it was Stanley Kubrick's original idea. Spielberg just improved upon his original script proceeding Kubrick's death. I think the casting was great, especially Haley Joel Osment who portrayed David so well showing obvious talent and professionalism. My favorite part in the whole movie has to be the last half hour when Monica is resurrected, nearly moving me to tears as David finally gets the happiness he had worked so hard for. Some people say that the movie gets much to fantastical and cliché from the point of the aliens, yet I felt that fit perfectly, and after all, this is a science fiction film (and the surprising thing is, I don't even regularly like science fiction films). In the end, David finally lets his soul rest next to his beloved mother's, to the place ''where dreams are born''. It is an absolutely beautiful portrait of a combination of the intimate love between child and mother, the ultimate devotion that an artificial robot may be able to give, and the responsibility that a human's love holds for that robot. Infinite love is shown and described through David's actions whereas it may be more difficult to express in words. This movie also compelled me to search for Brian Aldiss' short story ''Super-Toys Last All Summer Long'' the story in which this movie was based on. I loved that as well, most likely by influence of the movie. By what I've seen, most people tend to love or hate this movie, and between those two extremes, I loved it. Recommended for those who like sentimental movies within elements of fantasy/science fiction.
I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS MOVIE. IT'S SO AWSOME AND MADE ME THINK A LOT OF THIS WORLD. THE MOVIE EVENTHOUGH IS FICTION IS WHAT EVERYBODY TALKS ABOUT THESE DAYS. THERE ARE ALL THESE MECHANISMS ALL AROUND US. MACHINES ARE REPLACING HUMAN LABOR. COMPANIES MAKE MILLIONS SELLING TOY ROBOTS AND OTHER SIMILAR OBJECTS. CHINA IS VERY WELL KNOWN FOR THE HIGHLY TECHNICAL ROBOTS THEY MAKE. ON THE OTHER HAND, ALMOST EVERY CORNER OF THE WORLD SOMEONE KNOWS ABOUT THE MELTING OF THE ICE(GLOBAL WARMING). EVENTHOUGH THIS IS NOT RELIGION, IN THE BIBLE SOMEWHERE I READ AND I ALSO HEARD, THAT WHEN JUDGEMENT DAY WILL COME IT WILL COME AS WATER KILLING EVERYBODY IN THE PLANET, AND THAT'S WHAT IT SHOWS IN THE MOVIE. IT IS SO INSPIRING BECAUSE THERE IS SO MUCH HATE IN THIS WORLD, BUT WHEN YOU SEE SOMETHING(I.E. A MECHA) YOU QUESTION YOURSELF...IF WE ARE CAPABLE OF MAKING A ROBOT "LOVE" WHY WITH SUCH A POWER, WE DON'T STOP WARS AND MAKE SOMETHING THAT FOR ONCE AND FOR ALL END DIFERENCES AND START CONSTRUCTING A BETTER FUTURE?????? STEVEN YOU ROCK!!
PLEASE, before anyone buys this movie, realize that it is rated PG-13! It is definitely not for children under the age of 13! It contains a strong reference to a sexual encounter between a robot made for sex and a human woman. It also has a scene where it shows a person dead with their throat cut and blood splattered.
I am a male Soldier with over 18 years of service in the U.S. Army. With that said I cry everytime I watch this movie. It is very hard to bring me to tears. This movie is effortless in making that happen. The tale of a son's love for his mother reminds me of my mother so much. When he finally gets to see his mother again in the end is when the tears cannot be held back. Wonderful movie. I am sending it to my mother for her birthday which is a week from today as soon as I finish this review. Today is 13 FEB 2011.
Man, what a freaky story. It was incredibly odd. I'm afraid I didn't enjoy it very much, although I will give it credit for being an incredible work of art. The special effects were amazing, and the story is very well-defined and presented. However, this story gave me no joy. It could be said that it was a combination of Pinocchio and Earnest Hemingway. Very sad, very strange, and very unrealistic. It was a great movie 'till the end. It seemed like Speilburg ran out of ideas and decided to bring his trademark into the picture: aliens. It was a good movie, but you might not want to see it if you cry easily.
the movie was good no doubt, creatively directed but it was too slow, could make anyone sleep anytime.
THIS MOVIE WAS ABOUT A LITTLE ROBOT BOY WHO WANTED TO BE LIKED AS A REAL BOY. DURING THIS MOVIE WAS BASED ON THE LITTLE BOY,AND HOW HE WANTED A MOMMY. HE WAS TAKEN TO A FAMILY, WHERE IN THE FAMILY HE WAS TO SUBSTITUDE THE WOMEN'S SON. AT THE BEGINING THE MOTHER DIDNT WANT THE ROBOT THERE BECAUSE HE WAS JUST A ROBOT, SHE THOUGH THAT THE LITTLE BOY WAS SO SIMILAR LOOKING TO HER SON. HER SON WAS IN A MEDICAL FACILITY, BECAUSE HE HAD SOME PROBLEMS WITH OF LEGS. AFTER A WHILE, THE MOTHER STARTED TO LOKE THE LITTLE BOY, THE LITTLE BOY WAS NICE TO HER AND HE EVEN WENT UP TO HER AND CALLED HER MOMMY. SHE WAS THEN TOUCHED BY THE LITTLE BOY. AFTER A COUPLE OF DAYS WENT BY THE MOTHERS REAL SON CAME OUT OF THE FACILITY HE WAS IN, AND HE WENT BACK HOME. THE MOTHERS REAL SON WAS THEN RECOVERING BUT AT THAT TIME, HER SON WAS MAKING THE LITTLE BOYS LIFE IMPOSSIBLE. THE ROBOT WAS BROUGHT TO THAT HOUSE TO SEE IF THAT ROBOT WAS ABLED TO FEEL OR TO HAVE FEELINGS. HE WAS THE FIRST ROBOT TO BE CHALLENGE INTO THIS. AFTER A WHILE THE MOTHER'S REAL BOY WAS MAKING MESSES IN THE HOUSE AND THEN ACCUSED THE ROBOT OF DOING IT, BECAUSE HE WANTED THE LITTLE ROBOT BOY TO LEAVE THE HOUSE OR FOR HIS MOM TO TAKE HIM OUT OF THE HOUSE. SO THERE FOR HID MOTHER GOT REAL TIRED OF THE ''SUPPOSED MESSES THAT THE ROBOT DID'' AND TOOK HIM TO THIS FOREST. IN THIS FOREST THE ROBOTS THAT WERE NOT WANTED WERE DISTROYED. SO SHE THEN TOOK THEN THERE AND LEFT HIM ALL ALONE. THERE HE MEET A COUPLE OF ROBOTS THAT WERE JUST LIKE HIM, LEFT BEHIND BY THEIR BOSSES. THEN>>>>>...... YOU WOULD HAVE TO SEE THE MOVIE YOUR SELF
In this very futuristic movie, humans are threatened by the very human-like robots. This is a heart-warming tale of a little robo-boy named David (played by the little kid in The Sixth Sense, you know what I'm talking about the kid that says, ''I see dead people.'') and his quest in becoming a real boy. I really liked this movie and the first time I ever saw it was in my Biology class. I was really good.
AI shortchanges itself in the very beginning, glossing over how everyone got to the point where they needed little robot boys. It also doesn't give us very much to go on as to why the couple was so attracted to the concept of the insta-kid. The fact that there are Flesh-Fairs asks us to make some leaps of logic. More explanation would have helped. Overlooking these problems, the story begins in the future. A bleak future where the earth has been defaced by human actions, the coasts as we know them are no more, since the polar ice caps melted, Manhattan is now submerged. Famines and other disasters develop, causing people to censor their birth rates. Blame global warming, the greenhouse effect out of wack. Then, we have a company bent on creating human-like creatures, but the real story within the story is the question ''what makes us human?'' Does feeling, responding, reacting make us human? Apparently not. There is more. The need to be with each other? The need to please each other? The need to be needed. These are the questions explored.
Beautiful film. I cried all the way through but it was great! Haley Joel Osmont was amzing and Jude Law was amusing as a the gigolo robot. Loved every minute. Your life is not complete until you see it!
This is one of the best movies produced by Steven Speilburg. This film is very futuristic and tells the story a child robot that is longing for love. These child robots are produced by Cybertronics of New Jersey. The parents in the film, played by Jude Law and Frances O'Conner, have a son named Martin whose medical condition has not been great for a long period of time. They purchased one of these child robots named David, played by Halley Joel Osmet. This child robot has human characteristics from his looks to his emotions. David at first isn't liked much by his new mother to be. At first she gives him the cold shoulder as he tries to be the best son but begins to warm up and show him love as if he were here own. Even giving him a bear named teddy, which once belonged to her son, that is also a robot with life like characteristics. Until one day her son Martin's medical condition improves and returns home. Martin isn't very fond of David and begins to give him some problems. The mother gets sick of this and decides its time to get rid of Martin. She leaves him in the woods with teddy and thats where the real drama begins. David is faced with so many obsticles, some you think it would be impossible to get out of. He then meets up with a robot who is looking for love just like David. Together they go on an incredible adventure that will touch your heart and definitely bring a tear to your eye.
This futuristic adventure lets us imagine a society in which humans stand on the cliff of extinction as man-made intelligence threatens to rule the world. This story is about a young robot-boy, (Haley Joel Osment), who wants to be a real boy and be reunited with his ¿mother¿ after he is taken to the forest and dropped off. This quest to become real lasts more than 2,000 years. This movie is rated ¿PG-13¿ for some sexual content, violent images. Some strong language, including profanity, occurs throughout the movie. Issues examined in this movie include the following: the impact the death of a child has on a family, cryogenics, the search for the meaning of our existence, and the importance of love. This movie will help you appreciate your parents more because they are never going to just get rid of you like you were a robot. Over all it is a great family movie and I could watch it over and over again.
AI: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIEGENCE This futuristic sci-fi adventure lets us imagine a society in which humans stand on the cliff of extinction as artificial intelligence threatens to rule the world. This story is about a young robot-boy, (Haley Joel Osment), who wants to be a real boy and be reunited with his ¿mother¿ after he is taken to the forest and dropped off. This quest to become real lasts more than 2,000 years. This movie is rated ¿PG-13¿ for some sexual content, violent images. Some strong language, including profanity, occurs throughout the movie. Issues examined in this movie include the following: the impact the death of a child has on a family, cryogenics, the search for the meaning of our existence, and the importance of love. This movie will help you appreciate your parents more because they are never going to just get rid of you like you were a robot. Over all it is a great family movie and I could watch it over and over again.
AI is about a highly advanced robotic boy who longs to become 'real' so that he can regain the love of his human mother. It was released on June 29, 2001 and was rated PG-13 because it contains very little, but some, sexual content and few violent images. This movie is considered SCI-FI, drama, and adventure. It¿s one hundred and forty-six minutes long. Stephen Spielberg wrote it. The robotic child's name was David and he was 11 years old. He is 4 feet, 6 inches tall. Haley Joel Osment played David. He has brown hair. His love is real. But he is not. AI starts out slow. It's all about the little details of how David and the Swintons learn to accept one another. The action picks up near the middle of the movie as David, Teddy his robot bear toy and Gigolo Joe (Jude Law) embark on a quest. The three of them encounter incredible sights and sounds - 3 mile long bridges, holograms and sunken cities - as they travel through a bizarre futuristic city, meet Dr. Know (Robin Williams) and journey to the ends of the earth to help David find love. AI is also considered as a family movie but I wouldn¿t recommend letting the little ones watch it alone. It has a lot of scientific meaning to it. For example, the way David was made and the way they put him back together when he melted in that scene where he ate actual human food. David isn¿t supposed eat human food because of the fact that he is not human. Also, they have a seen where they are stealing a police car and no one is chasing them, but in real life if someone steals a police car they will be chased. I believe that more children would appreciate or have a connection to this movie better than adults because from what I have observed, adults have mocked AI more thoroughly. All in all, AI was a very interesting movie and I¿d love to see it again. I¿d guarantee that any teenager would enjoy this movie.
a well-made movie. worth 10 stars, really!! this movie is so high-tech, u know steven spielberg is truly a great director. i recommend this movie if you're into sci-fiction. you'll love it!
This movie was really sad. I couldn't help from crying at the end with the whole blue fairy thing! The acting was very good and the movie was interesting. I recommend it to everyone.
This movie is an incredibly unique example of love, the power of love and how it trancends all time, all obstacles, all things. I thought the first time I saw this movie that it was a bit off and boring. What brought me back to it was the score. I kept hearing the music in my head long after I saw the film. When I revisited, I realized how deep the message of love was and how the music really meshed with the journey of young David searching for his 'mother'. The end is a three box tissue alert. There is an incredible softness to this movie, a far away feeling into another existence, but the message is the same, love is undeniably strong. If you are a soundtrack buff, this one is amazing, with haunting piano version of the theme song, as well as 2 vocal versions - one solo by a canadian french artist with an amazing voice, the other, she duets with Josh Crobin "before he was famous". It is beautiful as is the movie.
This is the most profoundly sad movie I have ever seen!
Artificial Intelligence by Steven Spielberg, starring Haley Joel Osment and Jude Law is an exciting sci-fi drama, which is ultimately a tale of the powerful love of a boy for his mother. An android child named David id procured by a man desperate to heal his wife's depression brought on by the death of their son. David is programmed to love his mother unconditionally, but when the couple's son awakes from a comma, David is discarded. At first on his own, but then assisted by a streetwise android (Jude Law) he embarks on a quest to find out how to become a real boy so that his mother will love him again. This film is visually stunning, filled with fantastic special effects and it delivers a deep emotional impact. It's wonderful.