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Robot Overlords (12A)

Robot Overlords (12A)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Earth has been conquered by robots from a distant galaxy. Survivors are confined to their houses and must wear electronic implants, risking incineration by robot sentries if they venture outside.

The critical consensus

Though unlikely to give Michael Bay any sleepless nights, this family-friendly adventure has enough in its arsenal to overcome its budgetary limitations.

****(*)Neil Smith, Total Film, 23/03/2015

Less of a riot than Wright’s previous Grabbers, Robot Overlords displays the same knowing intelligence, sense of fun and deep-rooted love for post-’70s genre film. Unlike its titular villains, it’s sleek and it never malfunctions.

***(*)(*)Owen Williams, Empire Online, 23/03/2015

It's too brash for families, too babyish and obvious for teens.

**(*)(*)(*)Eddie Harrison, The List, 23/03/2015

It may lack the power of US competitors, but Jon Wright’s follow-up to Grabbers is brisk, amiable and nonconformist.

Mike McCahill, The Guardian, 26/03/2015

It combines exciting spectacle with heart.

****(*)Henry Fitzherbert, Sunday Express, 29/03/2015

Gillian Anderson and Ben Kingsley lead the cast of this ‘slightly more sweary episode of Doctor Who’.

***(*)(*)Mark Kermode, The Observer, 29/03/2015

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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