I thought that it was overall rather poor (most of the acting was horrible, but the main character did a good job), but it tends to be a bit confusing/twisted in some points, especially concerning the purpose of certain scenes, as well as the time between certain scenes. It's like three or four shorter movies that were mashed together and stitched so that they would hold together.
The biggest problem would be the lack of outstanding protagnists; when the coolest characters in the entire movie are a little boy and a teddy bear, you know something's wrong.
This was a Spielberg one, yes? Not quite on par with his other work...
Spielberg had a choice to make. He could either make "Harry Potter" or he could make "A.I.". Spielberg chose "A.I.", and he chose wrong. "A.I." is not only long and boring but its' themes are pure plagiarism from other and better made films. The film steals from "Blade Runner" and "Bicentennial Man", among others. In fact, if you've seen "Bicentennial Man" then you've seen a better film.
A.I. is sappy, sentimental, boring, slow, depressing, and full of plot holes. Now, don't get me wrong, I enjoy sentimental and sappy stuff but this just simply stunk.
The idea that the polar ice caps have melted and have flooded coastal areas, including Manhattan, works to the contrast of the films' attempt to create a sense of reality.
So my advice is, skip this one and instead go watch something that won't make you want to kill yourself.
This movie evoked mixed feelings in me. The plot was interesting but not well executed. However, I was haunted by visions from it for months.