Rated PG-13 · 90 minutes · 2013

Comedy drama, Science fiction
We keep hearing that the robots are coming. Robot and Frank takes a rather droll look at the future, one in which robots are home health aides and librarians. Concerned that their father’s memory is slipping, Frank’s kids get him a robot to help him eat the right foods, stay on a schedule, and keep his memory nimble. Frank (Frank Langella) has other plans: A retired petty thief, Frank trains the robot to pick locks and do the little things his aging body can no longer get away with. There’s not much in the way of supporting help (from Susan Sarandon, Liv Tyler or James Marsden), but the sparring between Langella and the robotic voice of Peter Sarsgaard keeps the action lively and amusing.
Director: Jake Schreier
Producer: Jeremy Bailer, Lance Acord, Galt Niederhoffer, Jackie Bisbee and Sam Bisbee
Cast: Frank Langella, Peter Sarsgaard, Susan Sarandon, Liv Tyler, James Marsden, Jeremy Strong, Jeremy Sisto and Liev Schreiber


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Charleston City Paper Grumpy old man meets machine in Robot & Frank A buddy flick pairing a grumpy old man with a charmingly innocent robot: what's not to like? Especially when, as in the case of Robot & Frank, the grumpy old man is played by Frank Langella and the robot (named Robot) is cute enough to look like it jumped right out of a Disney film. Indeed, Robot & Frank has far more in common with Wall-E than 2001: A Space Odyssey — Robot is about as far from HAL as it is possible to get. And he's a hell of a lot more useful. by Elizabeth Pandolfi 09/05/2012
Colorado Springs Independent Authentic intelligence: Robot & Frank Considering the Lifetime movie it threatened to be, however, this bit of sugar is tolerably sweet. by Tricia Olszewski 09/12/2012
Portland Mercury Robot Dreams Robot and Frank: A robot! And Frank Langella! by Erik Henriksen 08/30/2012
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Style Weekly Movie Review: "Robot & Frank" This tale plugs human emotion into an overly programmed story. by Wayne Melton 09/04/2012
The Coast Halifax Robot and Frank A sombre film about old age with an unusual comic pairing by Jacob Boon 09/06/2012

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