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Run Time: 131 minutes
Director: Chris Columbus
Starring: Robin Williams, Sam Neill
DVD Release: May 6, 2003
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Possibly one of Robin Williams more underrated performances, Bicentennial Man is a story of human understanding, as told through the eyes of an android. Based on the Isaac Asimov story of the same name, Bicentennial Man tracks the 200 years that make up the “life” of Andrew, a robot put into service to assist the Martin family. The Martins discover Andrew is “flawed,” in that he exhibits characteristics that border on human. The movie traces Andrew’s quest to foster his human qualities and search for other android beings like him. Through Andrew’s own search for humanity, we are reminded what it means to be human. If you’re a fan of Asimov’s stories, or a looking for a more cerebral sci-fi story, compared to most of the genre, this is a definite must view movie.
Region 1 Encoding (US and Canada only)
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
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