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By Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Human drama is focus of sci-fi film with violence, language.

Movie R 2021 110 minutes
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Seemingly based in the premise that human emotion is at the heart of all compelling sci-fi, this film misfires a bit by focusing too heavily on the drama of a pregnant couple in an apocalyptic world. Mother/Android is much more "mother" than "android." There's some tension around Georgia and Sam's survival (and that of their imminent baby), but the murderous robots and the circumstances involving their rebellion deserved more development.

The performances are compelling -- particularly Moretz, who's a very credible pregnant woman on the run -- and the grey tonality of the film successfully conveys the harshness of their situation. But the story's focus may disappoint both those looking for romantic drama and those looking for sci-fi action. And the ending forces the actors into a scene that feels disconnected from the rest of the film.

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