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Robot Overlords (2014)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 27 March 2015 (UK)
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Earth has been conquered by robots from a distant galaxy. Survivors are confined to their houses and must wear electronic implants, risking incineration by robot sentries if they venture outside.


Jon Wright


Mark Stay (screenplay by), Jon Wright (screenplay by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Kingsley ... Robin Smythe
Gillian Anderson ... Kate
Callan McAuliffe ... Sean Flynn
Ella Hunt ... Alexandra
James Tarpey ... Nathan
Milo Parker ... Connor
Craig Garner Craig Garner ... Mediator 452
Steven Mackintosh ... Danny
Tamer Hassan ... Wayne
Geraldine James ... Monique
Roy Hudd ... Morse Code Martin
David McSavage ... Watchmaker / Donald
Lalor Roddy ... Swann / Survivor
Justin Salinger ... Connor's Dad
Jonathan McAndrew Jonathan McAndrew ... VC Teen


Alien robots come to Earth and assert their control over humanity. They claim that they only want to observe humanity. They enforce a strict no one allowed outside rule. They implant humans with a device that alerts sentries to anyone who goes outside and if they refuse to comply they are destroyed. They also employ humans to be their proctors. One of these men is Robin Smythe. He tries to get Kate Flynn to be his wife but she still mourns her husband whom Smythe says died. But her son Sean, doesn't believe it. He sends messages out asking anyone who knows anything about his father to tell him. One day he and three young people are fooling around when they discover that they turned off their implant. That's when they go outside and someone answers Sean's message and tells him where his father is. So he goes out to find him But Smythe pursues him and brings his mother as leverage. And when the robots corner Sean he somehow manages to control them. So the Robots are curious why he can ... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Robots never lie.......

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action and violence, sexual references and a crude gesture | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 March 2015 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Our Robot Overlords See more »

Filming Locations:

Northern Ireland, UK See more »


Box Office


$21,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Connor is a nod to John Connor from The Terminator film franchise. In those movies, John Connor is the leader of the human resistance that is fighting back against Skynet and the Terminator robots that are bent on exterminating the human race. See more »


When Nathan is electrocuted in the first part of the film and his implant is switched off. It is behind his right ear. Though when the group venture out and he stops to complain about carrying the battery it has moved to behind his left ear. See more »


Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.185 (2013) See more »


Robots Never Lie
[Performed] by Mat Zo
Written and Produced by Mat Zo (as Matan Zohar)
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28 March 2015 | by phillipimdbSee all my reviews

I've never posted a review before.

I'm sick to death of reading reviews from nobodies full of self-aggrandising rubbish of the look-at-me-I'm-so-knowledgeable kind.

When I read IMDb reviews I want to know the answer to one question: is this film worth watching.

Answer: Yes.

Extra comment for people who need more: It is not blade runner nor star wars nor aliens nor any other visually stunning or game changing movie. It was fun to watch as long as you remember it a film for kids. Yes the story is the same basic good fights evil that, um, oh yes, 90% of all movies released in the last 20 years are about. So what. It was entertaining, it was refreshing to see a SciFi film not set in the NewYork or some other major US city. Why should every Alien invasion land on the white house lawn. I liked it. My kids liked it. We were entertained.

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