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37% Tomatometer 99 Reviews 59% Audience Score 250,000+ Ratings Richard Martin (Sam Neill) buys a gift, a new NDR-114 robot. The product is named Andrew (Robin Williams) by the youngest of the family's children. "Bicentennial Man" follows the life and times of Andrew, a robot purchased as a household appliance programmed to perform menial tasks. As Andrew begins to experience emotions and creative thought, the Martin family soon discovers they don't have an ordinary robot. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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Bicentennial Man is ruined by a bad script and ends up being dull and mawkish.

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Bicentennial Man | Rotten Tomatoes (1) David Ansen Newsweek Kids will be bored, the rest of us baffled. Feb 16, 2018 Full Review Bicentennial Man | Rotten Tomatoes (2) Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly Rated: C- Sep 7, 2011 Full Review Bicentennial Man | Rotten Tomatoes (3) Nell Minow Common Sense Media Film about robot who wants to be human is so-so. Rated: 2/5 Dec 22, 2010 Full Review Bicentennial Man | Rotten Tomatoes (4) Brian Bertoldo Film Threat Williams and director Chris Columbus have crafted a moving, hanky-clenching drama, without ramming the emotion down your throat. Mar 18, 2024 Full Review Bicentennial Man | Rotten Tomatoes (5) George M. Thomas Akron Beacon Journal The film is worth a look. Williams is the primary reason. His performance has heart, brains and courage. Rated: 3/4 Oct 28, 2023 Full Review Bicentennial Man | Rotten Tomatoes (6) Catherine Graham Santa Cruz Sentinel Chris Columbus -- who is undeniably skilled at making funny movies -- has the deft touch of a steamroller when it comes to serious matters of the heart, mechanical or otherwise. Rated: F Nov 13, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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John D You will not like this movie if your idea of science fiction is 'Independence Day' or anything by Michael Bay. You will probably like this movie if you liked Solaris, or STALKER, or any other work that requires you to rub two brain cells together Rated 3.5/5 Stars • Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 06/26/24 Full Review Marijana K For me, one of the most beautiful films and I could watch it more than once With the inimitable Robbie Williams who performed this role masterfully, many people find this film boring because it needs to be understood because the film sends a message how priceless it is to be human But being a robot doesn't work like that without a human, but how much robotics can help a human today, again without human knowledge, is irreplaceable, but they can have good cooperation and it's a shame that this film is underrated.👍👍🇭🇷 For the movie Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/15/24 Full Review Michelle L Hands down one of the best movies I had ever watched. Sorry for the people who are not able to open their eyes and realize that it was an interesting and wonderful movie. I am sad that Robin Williams passed away he always made me laugh and cry in happiness and in sadness. Where ever his soul is I bet you a wooden nickel that he is bringing laughter and joy to all. Hopping his family and friends are doing good in life. May they be filled with cherished memories of the past, love and comfort in the present, and long joyful journeys into the future."Be good to yourself, be kind to others, and make the world a better place" - Gentle Spirits Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/14/24 Full Review Ben H A really good blend of SciFi, comedy and drama. I just watched it for the first time and I'm surprised how quickly the story progresses. And of course there is some to be desired in the sci fi department, but its a pretty great movie. Its solid, has a story to tell and I think everyone who is afraid of modern AI technology would be delighted to see how sacrificial Andrew is. To think, what if one day technology uses itself to discover and invent new technologies and medical breakthroughs for humans. I haven't seen one comedy drama that plays both parts so well. The sci fi is just icing on the cake! Rated 4/5 Stars • Rated 4 out of 5 stars 11/18/23 Full Review Cecilia A Very bad adaptation for Asimov's work, I advise to read his books instead, you will not regret it. Rated 0.5/5 Stars • Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 09/26/23 Full Review Sir S the movie is the absolute example of "existencialism", maybe the performance of Robin williams as Andrew get old a little bad... but the story what holds?, that have to be the best in the movie, how he started his life like a simple robot, only to live and serve for a family who doesn't look at him like a thing... almost like a human being; is after the end of the beggining when Andrew wanted to be more than steel, rubber and cables... but flesh and bone, all for be like a living being, for enjoy a lot of things we do a lot of time like enjoy a meal, feel cold or hot, get fun about our job's; that kind of things what for him is a discovery; finally in the end of the movie is where the character know's what to do for finally be a complete human being, giving up everything only for go with the one he love's... Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/23/23 Full Review Read all reviews

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Chris Columbus Director Robin Williams Andrew Martin Sam Neill Sir Richard Martin Embeth Davidtz Little Miss Amanda Martin Oliver Platt Rupert Burns Wendy Crewson "Ma´am" Martin
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Synopsis Richard Martin (Sam Neill) buys a gift, a new NDR-114 robot. The product is named Andrew (Robin Williams) by the youngest of the family's children. "Bicentennial Man" follows the life and times of Andrew, a robot purchased as a household appliance programmed to perform menial tasks. As Andrew begins to experience emotions and creative thought, the Martin family soon discovers they don't have an ordinary robot.

Director
Chris Columbus

Producer
Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan, Gail Katz, Mark Radcliffe, Laurence Mark, Neal Miller, Wolfgang Petersen

Screenwriter
Nicholas Kazan, Isaac Asimov

Distributor
Touchstone Pictures

Production Co
Laurence Mark Productions, Columbia Pictures, 1492 Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, Radiant Pictures

Rating
PG (Sexual Content|Language)

Genre
Sci-Fi

Original Language
English

Release Date (Theaters)
Dec 17, 1999, Wide

Release Date (Streaming)
Aug 10, 2016

Box Office (Gross USA)
$58.2M

Runtime
2h 11m

Sound Mix
SDDS, DTS, Surround, Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio
Digital Projection, Flat (1.85:1)
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