7.6/10 (IMDB)

Robot Dreams

1h 42m Animation | Drama | Music
Robot Dreams
Robot Dreams


DOG lives in Manhattan and he's tired of being alone. One day he decides to build himself a robot, a companion. Their friendship blossoms, until they become inseparable, to the rhythm of 80's NYC.

One summer night, DOG, with great sadness, is forced to abandon ROBOT at the beach. Based on the popular graphic novel by the North American writer Sara Varon.


Pablo Berger


Ivan Labanda, Tito Trifol, Rafa Calvo


Not Rated




Spain, France


No dialogue

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  • "With its soulful tin heart, ROBOT DREAMS moves us to appreciate the fortune of having a precious pal. Whether for a season or a lifetime."
    - IndieWire
  • "ROBOT DREAMS is one of the best films of the year, animated or otherwise."
    - The Film
  • "This is a sweet, fuzzy movie, possibly a little soft-hearted. Still, I dare anyone to watch the final moments without a lump in the throat."
    - Guardian
  • "Bolstered by the resilient spirit of New York City, this is one of the loveliest movies that you will see this year, animated or otherwise."
    - TheWrap
  • "A colorful mediation on the rewards and demands of meaningful friendship."
    - Toronto Star
  • "While adult viewers may or may not opt to bring some kids along, a wad of Kleenex is non-negotiable."
    - Daily Telegraph (UK)
  • "Make no mistake, this is a love story."
    - The Playlist
  • "A wordless wonder that will live long in the memory."
    - Little White Lies


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