Surrogates

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Touchstone Pictures Released 2009

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Director:
Jonathan Mostow
Released:
2009
Rating:
PG-13

Surrogates centers around a futuristic world in which remote-controlled humanoids known as surrogates assume the lives of humans. While the human operator stays within the confines of their own home, their stronger, more beautiful and physically fit surrogate double interacts with the outside world. FBI agent Tom Greer and his partner Jennifer Peters are called in to investigate the mysterious murder of Jarod Canter, who is also the son of surrogate creator Dr. Lionel Canter. Although humans are supposed to be safe from any physical harm suffered by surrogates, several of the humanoids are dying, thus killing their human host. As Greer and Peters dig deeper into the mystery, they come across a strange anti-surrogate leader known as The Prophet. The agents also stumble across a sinister plot that exposes who wants to put surrogates out of commission and why.

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Metacritic Score

  • 70

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    Mostow's smart speculative suspenser imagines a time when people can live through ideal versions of themselves while they sit wired up at home.

  • 40

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    In this kind of industrial entertainment, particularly one that seems to be missing some connective narrative tissue, it's hard to know if the writers or the director can be credit...

  • 40

    Los Angeles Times

    An interesting idea, but unfortunately, the film's narrative and emotional engine operate as mechanically as the titular, dead-eyed glamazoids.

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    • Production Budget -  $80,000,000
      Domestic Gross - $38,577,772 (76th)
      Worldwide Gross - $122,444,772 (48th)

      Domestic adjusted for 2013 - $41,149,623
      Worldwide adjusted for 2013 - $130,607,757

    • Other production companies:
      Mandeville Films
      Top Shelf Productions
      Wintergreen Productions
      Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (UK distributor)

    • Filming locations:
      Boston, Massachusetts
      Hopedale, Massachusetts
      Lawrence, Massachusetts
      Lynn, Massachusetts
      Milford, Massachusetts
      South End, Boston, Massachusetts
      Taunton, Massachusetts
      Wayland, Massachusetts
      Woburn, Massachusetts
      Worcester, Massachusetts

    • Taglines:
      1. Human perfection. What could go wrong?
      2. How do you save humanity when the only thing that's real is you?

    • Music:
      HiJacker
      Written by Deane Ogden
      Performed by Deane Ogden
      Skin Trade
      Written by Deane Ogden
      Performed by Deane Ogden
      I Will Not Bow
      Written by Benjamin Burnley and Jasen Rauch
      Performed by Breaking Benjamin
      Goodies
      Written by Sean Holland
      Performed by Debra Dolce
      Bach Air
      Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
      Performed by cal Masters
      Phase Three
      Written by Alexander Roeder
      Performed by Eurobeat Club
      Election Campaign
      Written by Jack Waldenmaier
      Performed by Jack Waldenmaier
      This Game Of Love
      Written by Rachel Lipman, Jonathan Mostow and Jeffrey Pescetto
      Performed by Robbyn Kirmsse
      Beethoven's 9th
      Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
      Performed by cal Masters

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Comic Book & Graphic Novels, Futuristic, Robots & Androids, wine