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Parent reviews for Robots

Common Sense says

Endearing "follow your dreams" story with plenty of laughs.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 6+
Based on 25 reviews

Kids say

age 6+
Based on 33 reviews
Adult Written bybluedevil April 9, 2008

Clever, not endearing

This movie had my wife and me laughing at its cleverness and puns and there is certainly an uplifting message at its core. But there is a good deal of juvenile bathroom humor and, yes, some suggestive lines -- all designed, no doubt, to keep adults entertained. While our family enjoyed the movie we found it, at times, very busy, fast-moving and visually challenging to watch (the rollercoaster and battle scenes move too fast to truly comprehend.) Upon exiting the theater, we were on sensory overload. We took our 5 year old to see it and aren't sad that we did, but it is truly more appropriate for second or third graders or older.
Parent of a 1 and 4 year old Written byxiebob November 8, 2013

Fast paced

Very fast-paced, and most preschoolers probably miss a lot of what's going on.

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Adult Written byTefimom April 9, 2008

Modern cartoon with a little adult humor

While I agree that the fart sequence is a little unnecessary I find this movie really cute. I think all in all the lessons it's teaches are worthwhile. I think the idea to be proud of yourself no matter what is important and the idea to not give up on your dreams is endearing. I think the "violence" is well done in a way that it is goofy and child acceptable. The few suggestive comments are not in your face. They are subtle and not overly offensive. All in all me and my kids really enjoy this movie (over and over again!)
Parent of a 17 year old Written bylove2 September 26, 2009


some vilonce but very funny. In one scene a gilr robot saod to a boy robot "hey your kinda cute". besides that there is no sexual content.
Adult Written byamberdawn723 April 9, 2008
Adult Written byAmalie&Ethan'sMommy February 29, 2012

Great movie. My kids have been watching it since they were 2yrs old.

My daugther started watching this movie when she was about 2 and loved it. My son is two months shy of being two and he asks to watch this movie every night. I have no issue showing kids as young as mine this movie. There are some darker seens but they never scared my daughter or my son. They love the music. There are some cute references that adults would get that young kids most likely would not (which is kind of nice for the adults..especially if your kids are at the age where they like to watch the same movies over and over again). There is a lot of action which keeps my son entertained. He is 21 months old and this is the only movie that he will sit through in its entirety. My daugther (who is now almost 4, loves the story line). It also sends a good message which is basically, "don't give up, follow your dreams, and you will succeed."
Parent of a 9 year old Written byrobinpeggy April 9, 2008

bearable but not better than that

Robots fits the formula for recent animated movies: really talented actors' voices, some jokes aimed at adults, mild messages of social benefit. The good news: both my 11 and 6 year olds were entertained, mildly. However, it flunked my two tests: I did check my blackberry for email during the movie (and nodded off once), and never got teary, which I do at American Express commercials. Wait for the video.
Adult Written bypraiseldr April 9, 2008

Boring beyond belief

I have never had a reaction to a movie like I did this one. My reaction? BLAH. Formulaic characters. Poor dialogue. Predictable ending. There is nothing to this movie. Even Robin Williams seems like he could have done more with his character if given the chance. The movie seems to have been designed merely to showcase those visual effects everyone's talking about. Kinda like "Oh yeah, I guess we should have some kind of love story here...." Won't buy the DVD, won't need to see it ever again.....
Adult Written bynduns July 31, 2016

I didn't think much of this film until I found out the subtext behind it

I'm gonna blow your mind with a bit of information: this entire film is a metaphor for the animation industry. Yeah, the big company owners trying to force what's new onto society and tricking them into thinking that's what they want is making fun of how Hollywood rarely ever greenlights hand-drawn films anymore, and for a CG studio to make that statement, that's pretty commendable. So why do I give this three stars? Because even with the brilliant subtext, it's still pretty generic as a film in itself. It had some clever jokes here and there and give it props for making the fart joke an actual character trait instead of something thrown in for the heck of it, but at the same time, I don't find the characters particularly interesting, but the story is more interesting than I initially thought. The animations are also really good, but I expect that from Blue Sky.

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Adult Written byMidnighthaze94 August 2, 2015

Cute and funny for kids and adults

This movie has great messages that teach it doesn't matter who you are or where you come from, if you work hard and never give up on achieving your dreams, you can always reach them. Has some mild rude humor but nothing too inappropriate. Most questionable scene is when fender puts on the female lower end but children won't really get the crude reference behind this, they will just find it funny that he's in a skirt. I think this movie is an entertaining choice for any child over the age of 3, or even possibly 2, depending on the child. Showed this movie to the little girl I babysit when she was nearly 3, and she loved it, and asked me to watch every time I came over after that. :)

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Adult Written byReviewer April 9, 2008
Parent of an infant and 3 year old Written byJJ Math August 4, 2016

Is it child appropriate?

This movie is good for the family, with slight references to adult topics, so the parents can have a laugh too. It has a wonderful message about following your dreams and not changing who you are. Though it does say words such as "booty" "fanny" and "fart", if you don't want your children saying those terms, I do not recommend this movie, but if you just like the humor then feel free. It has some violence, but just fighting bad guys like any other kids movie.

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Adult Written bysmartsadult1 February 26, 2019

its a good movie but no ware near ok for little kids to watch. i loved this movie. .

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Adult Written byPeter S. March 28, 2018

More fun than Finding Nemo and The Incredibles.

Following your dreams is a great message for all. Great for families, but contains cartoonish peril.

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Adult Written byrobertajuliette April 9, 2008

Not as clever as it looks

Although the animation was fine, this movie falls flat on plot and character. The villain and his villainous mother were strictly cardboard and even the good guys had no spark.
Adult Written byCSM Screen Name... April 9, 2008

Its good but its no Shrek