I, Robot

I, Robot

Alex Proyas (2004)

12A Certificate


Our Score
Stories by sci-fi writer Isaac Asimov provide the inspiration for this futuristic action thriller set in Chicago in the year 2035 when robots have been fully integrated into society, occupying the positions of trusted servant and menial worker. Asimov's laws of robotics state that a robot may not allow a human to come to harm. When a top scientist from the US Robotics corporation turns up dead, Detective Del Spooner (Will Smith) suspects the involvement of a prototype that may not be bound by the laws that govern its brethren. Smith gives a charismatic performance in a blockbuster that succeeds chiefly because of the use of CGI - the robots are seamlessly blended into the human environment. As a meditation on whether robots are capable of human emotions, this may not delve as deeply as AI: Artificial Intelligence or Blade Runner, but director Alex Proyas keeps the action racing along with enough invention and thrills to make this well worth the ride.


The inventor of an advanced form of intelligent robot is found dead, and the detective investigating the case is certain that one of the scientist's mechanical creations is responsible - but no one believes his theory because the robots have been programmed to prevent them from harming humans. Sci-fi thriller, inspired by the Isaac Asimov stories, starring Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan and Alan Tudyk.

Cast & Crew

Detective Del Spooner Will Smith
Dr Susan Calvin Bridget Moynahan
Lawrence Robertson Bruce Greenwood
Dr Alfred Lanning James Cromwell
Lieutenant John Bergin Chi McBride
Sonny Alan Tudyk
Granny Adrian Ricard
Baldez Jerry Wasserman
Director Alex Proyas
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century FoxGuidance: Violence, swearing.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 6 Aug 2004