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Reviewed by sharonsailerandrews 1 / 10

The Original Doll Was Creepier

Where is his sailor suit? Where is the little bug-eyed dog that the real Robert holds in his arms, a dog whose expression seems to scream for release? This doll looks like a plasticine meat loaf that got run over by a couple of semis. Part of the creepiness of the original doll is that it manages to combine age and innocence, including a pock-marked face that makes you think this child's toy might have had some congress with syphilitic prostitutes in foreign ports of call. Neither of the parents in the movie has the least appeal; they are defensive, emotionally constipated, whiny idiots who should never have been allowed to breed in the first place. Twenty-five minutes into the plot, you find yourself wondering where this thing called a plot is. It doesn't get any better. This sucker is turgid; it moves at the pace of a 15-part BBC adaptation of a long-forgotten British novel about people who have nothing much to do with their time. I wound up hoping Robert would kill all of them just to rescue us from the tedium.

Reviewed by Nigel P 7 / 10

Spoilers follow ...

Jen Otto (Suzie Frances Garton) isn't well, she isn't happy and she isn't finding much support from husband Paul (Lee Bane). Their son Gene (Flynn Allen) has been given a doll, a bug-eyed grinner called Robert, by recently sacked family cleaner Agatha (Judith Haley). Robert will be Gene's best friend forever, promises Agatha. This is writer/director/producer Andrew Jones' first foray into Robert's world – the doll is an enigma he would return to more than once.

From then on, strange and unaccountable things begin to happen in the family house. Naturally, poor Gene gets the blame for this, but he's adamant the doll is responsible. If only mum and dad would pay a bit of attention to the evidence. When Jen's painting is daubed with red paint, the doll's shoes are covered with red. Wouldn't there have been a few footprints? The situation is fairly unreal, but that doesn't mean that a certain logic should be ignored.

Where the film scores though is in the characters – Jones always writes really well for his characters, and you feel especially for Jen's plight: she is mentally fragile anyway, and the more outlandish things happen, the more likely it is to everyone else that it's all in her mind. The doll, however, sits and leers through it all, as relationships reveal their strained nature and resentment bubbles to the surface as a result of Robert's interference. It is pretty creepy stuff, but rather less so on the occasions when the prop is required to move.

I don't often comment on other reviews but a lot of online viewers have been negative about this and I truly don't know why. A horror story about a malevolent doll (based on a true story, apparently – according to IMDb, Robert Eugene Otto (Gene) was first given Robert the Doll in 1906, when he was just six years old, by an angry Bahamian servant with an interest in black magic and voodoo) can either make you laugh or scare you: either way, you're going to be entertained. Perhaps the lack of humour, no knowing wink to the audience, aggravates the audience. Perhaps the leisurely pace of proceedings (a trait of Jones) is to blame. Surely people aren't shallow enough to criticise a low-budget project for having a low budget? This isn't a Hollywood blockbuster and has no intention of being. A pity that people can't enjoy these films for what they, rather than when they're not.

I enjoyed 'Robert', as I have enjoyed all of Andrew Jones' output. The ending, open to interpretation, is particularly effective.

Reviewed by michaelant555 4 / 10

Very Amateur But Watchable (For Me)

This begins with an introduction scene where a couple who employed a house-keeper that owns Robert the Doll are now at breaking point because of weird happenings and have decided to get rid of her...and "Robert". The story then moves on to a new family who have employed the same house-keeper, for the last couple of years, but want to get rid of her because she's forgetful and is becoming a bit of a nuisance, in her position. After being fired she gets pretty upset and gives Robert the Doll to the family's young son as a parting gift - I thought this was a bit harsh, to be honest.

This is like a very amateur (but enjoyable to me) attempt at crossing Chucky with Anabelle. If you enjoyed those movies and don't have your expectations set too high (as it has a 3.3 rating you probably won't, anyway) you might get through this. Although the acting and the plot is pretty lame it does carry the haunted doll atmosphere quite well. I've given this a 4/10 because I managed to get to end, otherwise it would have got a 2 or 3. Apart from a few frustrating "seriously!!!???" moments this wasn't too bad. If anyone remembers the British TV series, (Roald Dahl's) "Tales of the Unexpected", back in the late 70's, early 80's, then this is a similar kind of production, quality-wise.

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