Better Than Us (2018) - Drama, Sci-Fi

Hohum Score

20

Watchable

A family on the brink of splitting up become the owners of a cutting-edge robot being sought by a corporation, homicide investigators and terrorists.

IMDB: 7.4
Director:
Stars: Paulina Andreeva, Kirill Käro
Length: N/A Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 14 out of 111 found boring (12.61%)

One-line Reviews (65)

Still, very enjoyable!

I expected it to be more "B" quality but it's a great and entertaining show.

Its too boring, more like a typical russian melodrama without any action or tension.

Empty six-lane highways go nowhere under leaden skies.

Very interesting and intriguing show.

Very distracting to the point I found it unwatchable.

The very slow pace accentuated the flaws.

However, for a show based on ultra modern tech, it felt formulaic and pedantic.

Really good drama with a compelling story line.

Really enjoyed it.

Superior Russian sci-fi with a compelling killer nanny .

The serie got a little slow mid-way and then really catched up.

The weakest part of the series was the contrived escape that puts the bot on the streets and on an intercept course with Georgy Safronov and his family.

Aside from that, Better Than Us takes a number of admittedly somewhat cliché characters (tough suspended cop with history, teenager in love, crazy mum who's lost a son, surgeon who's unfairly sued & persecuted etc.) and re-instills a good deal of credibility through an all-round talented cast.

Entertaining .

You have a teen coming of age story.

Very entertaining , good story, great acting .

The story is solid and complete with humans good and bad trying their very best to come out on top in a violent game where Arisa, the empatic female robot, over and over again shows the unexpected powers of an evolving AI (the orginal title Lutche tchem lyudi - Better than humans, is not misleading).

Unique, intense and brilliant .

They take for ever to set up the story and the dialogue moves at snail's pace.

Just dull and stupid .

I watched all the episodes back to back and i enjoyed it.

All the episodes are very exciting , with a complicated story line.

Gripping human v robot futuristic series .

Enjoyable, to a point .

Well worth a watch, lots of tense moments and unexpected outcomes.

Definitely worth watching.

I am blown away at how much better this Netflix original is over the US produced Another Life and Lost in Space sci-fi originals that lacked good scripts and compelling actors.

If you want to be bored in Russian, watch this snooze fest.

The surgeon's family unravels while Arisa bonds with his two children, displaying startling levels of human empathy and insight, a compelling killer nanny.

Boring .

Slow, poor script, visuals arent mind blowing.

Actually very entertaining (check your Netflix settings) .

It's fascinating, and will keep you guessing enough to want more.

boring .

But perhaps the most engaging aspect of the show is its cunning misdirection.

Ok but slow going .

Actors are mostly solid as well; Paulina Andreyevna is impeccable as Ariasa and Olga Lomonosova as the torn ex-wiife of the main protoganist (Kirill Käro) has an especially compelling on-screen presence.

Enjoyable to the end .

After having dragged myself through the first two episodes of season one I concluded that that if you replaced the robot with an illegal immigrant then you probably would get the same story.

So unexpected in quality .

The main flaw of this series is that it starts very, very slow.

Still there is something Intriguing about this series the maybe the different story.

The male cast has some very boring faces and the acting is only average.

Nothing happens after EP1

At times the story seems a bit lazy and predictable.

The story becomes increasingly complex and involved, you start rooting for certain characters and it's quite an enjoyable watch.

It did tend to start to feel stretched in the third quarter of episodes, but it finished in a rather compelling manner while offering speculation as to the perils of AI, automation and robots.

It just popped up on Netflix and it looked intriguing.

It's worth watching regardless the voice probs.

This is dull.

Very entertaining .

The show is very entertaining, the acting is good for the most part.

Enjoyable sci-fi .

Arisa, played with an engaging balance of subtly human facial expressions and smooth, deliberate robotic action by the inimitable Paulina Andreeva, is a mystery wrapped in an enigma.

This is a highly entertaining and engrossing film, Well-written script.

A few borrowed ideas from AI robot SciFi, but ultimately dull.

Surprisingly entertaining .

Given that it's voiced over in English for me it's still gripping.

The storyline is intriguing.

Intriguing Cyberpunk .

The self control of the actress playing Arisa is awe inspiring to watch, for example.

It is really entertaining.

The story is clever even though it relies on a lot of often used-on-TV problem or conflicted characters: Teenage angst, broken cop, corrupt cops, robot-trying-to-understand-humans, killer-robots, strong and very gun-happy bad guys, girl hacker, social-minded protesters gone too far, etc. But it works to keep the story from being boring and too keep you watching and waiting for the next episode.

Somewhat entertaining.