• Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Nov 26, 2018

Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Libby Torres
    Nov 26, 2018
    The decision to have an automaton narrate a documentary about killer robots seems a bit too on the nose, and at times lends the project a distracting, though no less engaging, Westworld-esque futurism. ... The documentary is more engaging when it examines the effects of robots and automated labor on the workforce and world economies.
  2. Reviewed by: Deborah Young
    Nov 26, 2018
    Intriguing, carefully reasoned film. ... Offering periodic commentary is an irritating Japanese android with childlike features, a machine you would hate to have around the house.
  3. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Nov 26, 2018
    Killer feels lurid, thanks to creepy music and editing. That betrays and trivializes some serious issues. The narration could be more lifelike. Then again, it’s from a robot.
  4. Reviewed by: Glenn Garvin
    Nov 26, 2018
    Eventually Killer Robots dissolves into pure silliness.
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 3 out of 6
  1. Jan 12, 2019
    The title may or may not be misleading (depending on your viewpoint) but it does raise some interesting questions, and if you are at allThe title may or may not be misleading (depending on your viewpoint) but it does raise some interesting questions, and if you are at all interested in the subject matter..it is probably worth seeing. For instance it begins with Asimov's premise that a robot should 1. not hurt a human and 2. obey a humans orders, as long as it does not interfere/break rule #1..and what the documentary shows is that this rule in recent history has now been broken for the first time in history. It also goes into how automation is killing jobs and looks at the impact on society so even if you don't believe robots are or will be "killers"..it is still worth seeing. ( I found both elements very interesting, and then towards the end it introduces a possible 3rd element, but that was less clear to me.)

    Most of the negative reviews seem to be from people who, like Mark Zuckerburg, ...believe that robots pose no threat to humans, while...other people (such as Elon Musk) have some valid concerns on that...

    Definitely worth seeing if you are interested in the subject matter.
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