Robot & Frank

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Released 2012

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Director:
Jake Schreier
Released:
2012
Rating:
PG-13

Frank, an aging ex-jewel thief who lives alone, receives a robot butler from his two children. Originally meant to improve his health and well-being, the robot companion ends up becoming an unlikely partner in crime when Frank decides to pull one last heist with the hopes of impressing the local librarian.

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  • 75

    Rolling Stone Peter Travers

    It also addresses questions of aging and neglect that Hollywood likes to run from. Langella, who's played everyone from Dracula to Nixon onscreen, is giving a master class in actin...

  • 60

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    Frank Langella plays so many variations on cute and crotchety and with such suppleness - he's by turns a charming codger, a silver fox and a wise graybeard - that his performance c...

  • 60

    New York Daily News Joe Neumaier

    No one conveys late-life elegy and cool intellectual cunning like Langella.

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