Tag Archives: steven spielberg

Movie review: A.I, directed by Steven Spielberg

Webmaster’s note 1/17/2016: This is an old review from the previous version of the site, which we’re bringing in as a post so that it’ll be searchable in the reviews categories with newer content.


reviewed by R’ykandar Korra’ti

Spoiler-free picoreview:
This movie, while excellent, is more depressing than the alternate version of Schindler’s List where the Germans win.

Spoiler-free comments list:
Stanley Kubrick apparently directed about half of this and built about half the sets, all from the grave, via his production notes. (It was originally a Kubrick project.) Sixth Sense wasn’t a fluke; Haley Joel Osment is astounding. Holy crow this movie is depressing. Don’t take your kids; if they don’t understand it, they’ll be bored to tears; if they do understand it, they’ll be locked into hysterical depression for about a YEAR. And did I mention this movie was depressing?