Stephen Vaughan
EW Staff
September 21, 2009 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Surrogates

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
runtime
83 minutes
Wide Release Date
09/25/09
performer
Bruce Willis, Radha Mitchell, Rosamund Pike, Ving Rhames
director
Jonathan Mostow
distributor
Touchstone Pictures
author
Michael Ferris
genre
Mystery and Thriller, Sci-fi and Fantasy

We gave it a B

STARRING Bruce Willis
WRITTEN BY John Brancato, Michael Ferris
DIRECTED BY Jonathan Mostow

Going outside is so last century. The sci-fi thriller Surrogates (based on a graphic novel of the same name) envisions a not-too-distant future in which everyone interacts with the world via humanoid robots. ”You sit around in your pajamas all day, and yet have a complete social life executed by this idealized version of yourself,” says director Jonathan Mostow (Terminator 3). Pretty cool, until a terrorist starts murdering humans by hacking into their surrogate bodies, sparking an investigation led by Bruce Willis’ character. Says Mostow, ”It’d be like if somebody could send you an e-mail that killed you.”

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