A.I.: Artificial Intelligence

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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 ...
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Overview

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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Special Features

Creating A.I.; Acting A.I; Designing A.I; Lighting A.I; A.I./FX; The Robots of A.I.; Special Visual Effects and Animation: ILM; The Sound and Music of A.I.; Closing: Steven Spielberg: Our Responsibility to Artificial Intelligence; A.I. Archives; 2 Theatrical Trailers HD
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
As is often the case with science fiction, Steven Spielberg's futuristic drama is concerned with simple if profound questions. In this case, Spielberg seems to ask, "What is love?" -- and follows up with an even larger issue in a world where artificial life comes closer to reality each day, "Is human love uniquely unlimited?" Whether or not the master filmmaker answers these questions to every viewer's satisfaction, there's no denying that his effort achieves heartrending poignancy. Haley Joel Osment, the young sensation of The Sixth Sense, is deeply affecting as "David," a technically sophisticated "mecha" robot companion programmed to look, think, and even feel like an 11-year-old boy. David's circuitry is so advanced that he actually believes he loves his adoptive mother beautifully played by Frances O'Connor, who tries hard to reciprocate but eventually realizes that she can't. This presages a centuries-long odyssey for the indestructible David, cast out of the only home he's ever known and determined to some day secure the love he so inexplicably craves. Based on a short story by Brian Aldiss, originally developed for the screen under the auspices of Stanley Kubrick, A.I. was brought to fruition by Spielberg, whose uncharacteristically stately direction suggests Kubrick far more than it does the man who gave us Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Saving Private Ryan. Modernistic sets, gadgetry, and special effects are skillfully employed to sustain the illusion of a not-too-distant future, but the core of A.I. is pure emotion. The deeply affecting performances of Osment and O'Connor are supplemented with memorable supporting turns by Jude Law as a robotic gigolo and William Hurt a visionary scientist. At various points this movie will bemuse, confuse, and perhaps even outrage you -- but it will evoke feelings so powerful that you'll want to revisit it over and over again. The DVD offers two making-of documentaries featuring interviews with Spielberg, Osment, and Law. Additionally, there are three segments devoted to specific aspects of production, including a visit to the special-effects studios of Stan Winston and George Lucas's Industrial Light and Magic. Multiple trailers, storyboards, and hundreds of photographs round out this highly collectable package.
All Movie Guide - Karl Williams
A.I. is a heady but surprisingly mournful blend of styles from two filmmakers whose disparate artistic points-of-view mix uncomfortably yet produce fascinating results. This highly anticipated science fiction fable is a somber meeting of Pinocchio (1940) and the dystopian visions of humankind's downfall that fueled such futuristic films as Soylent Green (1973), Logan's Run (1976), and Blade Runner (1982). Despite the obvious parallels with the Disney feature, this emotionally wrenching picaresque is a lot closer in cynical spirit to the latter films, the story's dim view of humanity's woes astonishing coming from director Steven Spielberg, whose tastes until recently ran to the sickly sentimental. Blame it on Stanley Kubrick, whose sardonic take on humankind might have made this long-simmering but aborted project even darker still, had he lived to complete it. His and Spielberg's world views are ill-suited bedfellows and the final result shows it: depressing but poignant, by turns silly and heartbreaking, with an ending that will either leave viewers giddy with awe or giggling with glee (or both). Still, while the film unfolds schizophrenically, it also benefits from this multiple-personality aesthetic by creating a welcome, though never quite satisfied, ache for the hero's woes to be assuaged. Spielberg sets viewers up for rousing psychological completion à la E.T. (1982), but channeling Kubrick, he heads for a slightly different destination. So it is that in an age when all films must, according to corporate dictates, end happily or in buckets of tears, the quiet dignity of the film's final curtain call is a stunner. Notice must be paid to young actor Haley Joel Osment, probably the best child actor since Jodie Foster and one of a miniscule handful ever to succeed on acting talent and not apple-cheeked, adorable precocity. A.I. is not the classic it should have been, but it's one of the most unusual, eccentrically enchanting films of either director's resumé, and probably the biggest-budgeted experimental film ever made.
New York Times - A.O. Scott
A.I. is the best fairy tale -- the most disturbing, complex and intellectually challenging boy's adventure story -- Mr. Spielberg has made.

A.I. is the best fairy tale -- the most disturbing, complex and intellectually challenging boy's adventure story -- Mr. Spielberg has made.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/5/2011
  • UPC: 097361244440
  • Original Release: 2001
  • Rating:

  • Source: Dreamworks Video
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: Français
  • Time: 2:25:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 21,032

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
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
Ken Leung Syatyoo-Sama
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
Jack Angel Voice Only
Robin Williams Voice Only
Ben Kingsley Voice Only
Meryl Streep Voice Only
Chris Rock Voice Only
Keith Campbell Roadworker
Vito Carenzo Big Man
Clark Gregg Supernerd
Jim Jansen Chef
Lily Knight Voice Only
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
Matt Winston Executive
Sabrina Grdevich Secretary
Jeremy James Kissner Kid
Rena Owen Ticket Taker
Kevin Sussman Supernerd
Adam Alexi-Malle Crowd Member
Duane Buford The Flesh Fair Band
Bobby Harwell TV Face
Brent Sexton Russell
Daveigh Chase Child Singer
Tim Rigby Yeoman
Erik Bauersfeld Voice Only
Michael Fishman Teen in Van
Tom Gallop Supernerd
Claude Gilbert Cybertronics-Room 93056
Theo Greenly Todd
Haley King Amanda
Red King Covert Information Retrieval
Justina Machado Assistant
Laurence Mason Tech Director/Luis Sarria
Kelly McCool Kate the Holographic Girl
Dillon McEwin Kid
Andy Morrow Kid
Kate Nei Toe Bell Ringing
Eugene Osment Supernerd
Ken Palmer Percussionist
Tim Edward Rhoze Laboratory Technician
Jeanine Salla Sentient Machine Therapist
Laia Salla Mr. Chan's Assistant
J. Alan Scott Worker
Billy Scudder Mechanic
Mark Staubach Teen in Van
Jason Sutter Percussionist
Brian Turk Backstage Bull
Wayne Wilderson Comedian
Curt Youngberg Kid
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
Technical Credits
Steven Spielberg Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Richard Alonzo Makeup
Richard Alvarez Costumes/Costume Designer
Richard L. Blackwell Stunts
Joey Box Stunts
Dawn Brown-Manser Set Decoration/Design
Rick Carter Production Designer
Marc Chu Animator
Carl Ciarfalio Stunts
Rouge City Makeup
Whitney Coleman Stunts
Bill Corso Makeup
Sean Curran Animator
Bonnie Curtis Producer
David Drzewiecki Cinematographer
Mitchell Dubin Camera Operator
Flesh Fair Makeup
Brigitte Ferry Costumes/Costume Designer
Jene Fielder Makeup
Mark Garbarino Makeup
Fredrick D. George III Stunts
Chris Haarhoff Camera Operator
Nancy Haigh Set Decoration/Design
Kevin Haney Makeup
Jan Harlan Executive Producer
Joel Harlow Makeup
Gene Hartline Stunts
Lesley Headrick Animator
Pacific Data Images Animator
Industrial Light & Magic Animator, Special Effects
Craig A. Israel Special Effects
Francesca Jaynes Choreography
Richard Johnson Art Director
William S. Judkins Stunts
Ronald Judkins Sound Mixer, Sound/Sound Designer
Michael Kahn Editor
Janusz Kaminski Cinematographer
Avy Kaufman Casting
Shawn Kelly Animator
Kathleen Kennedy Producer
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
Kenny Meyers Makeup
Sergio Mimica-Gezzan Asst. Director
Thomas Minton Set Decoration/Design
Bryan H. Moss Costumes/Costume Designer
Greg Nelson Makeup
Douglas Noe Makeup
Chris Palermo Stunts
Jim Palmer Stunts
Walter Parkes Executive Producer
Monte Perlin Stunts
David Perrone Costumes/Costume Designer
Joni Powell Makeup
Margaret Prentice Makeup
Nathan Rillo Stunts
Bob Ringwood Costumes/Costume Designer
Sandy Rowden Makeup
Jamie Ryan Stunts
Gary Rydstrom Sound/Sound Designer
Sara Markowitz Samuels Costumes/Costume Designer
Roland Sanchez Costumes/Costume Designer
Steven Schwartz Set Decoration/Design
Michele Sebek Stunts
Easton M. Smith Set Decoration/Design
Brett Smrz Stunts
Richard Snell Makeup
Patte Strong-Lord Set Decoration/Design
Jim Teegarden Art Director
Kim Thompson Animator
Tom Valentine Art Director
Don Vargas Costumes/Costume Designer
June Westmore Makeup
Darrell L. Wight Set Decoration/Design
William Huff Makeup
John Williams [composer] Score Composer
Kanani Wolf Costumes/Costume Designer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    SIMPLY THE BEST OF ITS KIND.

    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!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Perfect

    *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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A.I.: Artificial Intelligence

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the few best movies!

    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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A.I.: Artificial Intelligence

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 13, 2011

    You will definitely cry

    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.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Artificial Intelligence

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    This is the most profoundly sad movie I have ever seen!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Emotionally Powerful

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    So Sad

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    well-made

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A.I.: Artificial Intelligence

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Artificial Intelligence

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AI (Artificial Intelligence) by Steven Spielberg

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A.I.: Artificial Intelligence

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Watch this movie!

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What will become of us?

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This movie was good!!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AFTER A I

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    was good but toooo slow

    the movie was good no doubt, creatively directed but it was too slow, could make anyone sleep anytime.

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