Repo Men (2010)

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Critic Consensus: Repo Men has an intriguing premise, as well as a likable pair of leads, but they're wasted on a rote screenplay, indifferent direction, and mind-numbing gore.


Movie Info

In the futuristic action-thriller "Repo Men," humans have extended and improved our lives through highly sophisticated and expensive mechanical organs created by a company called The Union. The dark side of these medical breakthroughs is that if you don't pay your bill, The Union sends its highly skilled repo men to take back its property -- with no concern for your comfort or survival. Remy is one of the best organ repo men in the business. But, when he suffers a cardiac failure on the job, he … More

Rating: R (for strong bloody violence, grisly images, language and some sexuality/nudity)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Eric Garcia, Garrett Lerner
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 27, 2010
Box Office: $13.2M
Runtime:
Universal Studios - Official Site

Cast


as Little Alva

as T-Bone

as Larry the Lung

as Salesman

as Salesman

as Young Remy

as Young Jake

as Obese Man

as Chipped Tooth

as Cab Passenger

as Q Nurse

as Hallway Nurse

as Remy's Female Custom...

as Remy's Male Customer

as Jump Rope Girl

as Jump Rope Girl

as Jump Rope Girl

as Gruff Repo Man

as Doctor

as TSA Guard

as TSA Agent

as TSA Agent

as TSA Agent

as TSA Agent

as Passenger

as Passenger

as Curious Man

as Technician

as Repo Trainee

as Sick Father

as Doctor

as Woman in Bathroom

as Newswoman

as Newsman

as Raggedy Dude

as Artiforg Arm

as Repo Woman

as Subway Girl

as Bikini Girl

as Young Debtor

as Bikini Girl

as T-Bone
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Critic Reviews for Repo Men

All Critics (146) | Top Critics (32)

This was too long, mean, and gory for me, though the satirical gloss and well-executed trick ending will probably impress some.

Full Review… | December 15, 2010
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Better and smarter than you might expect.

Full Review… | July 6, 2010
Newsday
Top Critic

The overused homages and a tacked-on twist ending are just failed attempts to save Repo Men from its own shallow blood lust.

Full Review… | July 4, 2010
NPR
Top Critic

Law and Whitaker are disastrous in the lead roles. It's a dreary and violent film that betrays its three years spent on the shelf.

Full Review… | April 15, 2010
Time Out
Top Critic

Although it's an interesting premise, its lack of originality gives away where much of the film is going to go, that is, right up until you get to the unexpectedly bad ending.

Full Review… | October 1, 2012
Examiner.com

I've seen a lot of this dystopian future in science fiction... so much so that it's become cliche.

Full Review… | July 31, 2012
7M Pictures

Audience Reviews for Repo Men

½

Working for a mysterious, nefarious organization, two men collect organs on lease in the near future.
Released in 2010, after the latest financial meltdown ravaged the U.S. economy, Repo Men is a satire clearly aimed at American big business, equating their greedy foreclosures with stealing people's lifeblood. It's clever, and the novel on which this film is based probably works better, but as a film, the exposition is entirely too long. Also, the characters degrade into gangster film cliches. Remy has the disapproving wife and innocent child, and he eventually grows a conscience about his work (but seems to have no problem with the blood-letting of his former co-workers), and Jake is as gung-ho as ever. We've seen these characters in many genres, and the concept doesn't do enough to set them apart.
Other reviewers have revealed that there's a twist ending, so I'm able to say that I liked it without giving it away.
Overall, there's a lot to like about the concept and the story here, but the characters remain types, not unique or fleshed-out people.

hunterjt13
Jim Hunter

Super Reviewer

The RZA was pretty cool...I guess. The acting by Jude Law and Forrest Whitaker can't stop the terrible mess this film becomes in its 2nd half. The ending is like Brazil, a deus machina, but fails flat. Overall, the only outstanding positive part would be the gore and action which shows that you don't mess with the organ business.

paul o.
paul oh

Super Reviewer

I loved it all the way to the end. I thought it was a total buzzkill.. no coworker is going to be that malicious. Get Real. It sorta felt like Carlito's Way. It's brutal as hell. Total dude movie. Whatever. I needed to watch a happy movie or take a shower right after.

theylovealexis
Alexis Nomm

Super Reviewer

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