I, Robot (2004, USA) C-115m. SCOPE *** D: Alex Proyas. Starring Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, Alan Tudyk, James Cromwell, Bruce Greenwood. It's the year 2035, and humanity relies greatly on robots, to help in the household, as assistants etc. Smith plays a cop, who is suspicious of the new technology, and his doubts may be confirmed, when the robots' creator is found dead after an apparent suicide. With the help of scientist Moynahan, Smith uncovers a conspiracy. Science-fiction thriller based on the writings of Isaac Asimov sometimes has the feel of a typical Hollywood "product", but it's entertaining, well-directed and filled with great action sequences. Smith gives a slick, convincing performance. From the director THE CROW (1994) and DARK CITY (1998).

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