Repo Men Reviews

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Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
October 1, 2012
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
July 6, 2010
If you like strange, dark humor and can sit through a lot of boredom to get there, you might like it about as middling as I do. Most people won't be able to put up with it that long, though.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
October 21, 2010
'You wouldn't steal a car. You wouldn't steal a handbag. You wouldn't steal a movie...' Well, hang on now. Those anti-piracy warnings shouldn't simply be reserved for the download-happy consumers at home.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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July 4, 2010
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 | Original Score: 3.4/10
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
March 18, 2010
It's actually complete nonsense, but the filmmakers seem too self-satisfied to know any better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Martin Roberts
Fan The Fire
April 15, 2010
Served up in a high-concept soup, Repo Men's morally dubious characters and divisive splatter elements will certainly sour the tastes of some viewers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture
April 14, 2010
So desperately wants to be seen as socially relevant that it'll probably feel outdated by the time it shows up on DVD.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
March 17, 2010
This is not a bad cast, but whatever wit the script aims for is lost in the queasy details director Miguel Sapochnik found more fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Coco Forsythe
Future Movies UK
March 19, 2010
Watch Blade Runner again instead.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Margot Harrison
Seven Days
March 24, 2010
Chances are that, in our own dark future, this film will be remembered solely by virtue of its easy confusion with the immortal '80s punk comedy Repo Man.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
April 15, 2010
The script has a resonance of sorts with today's debt-ridden society. But it's also derivative, violent and lacking in both suspense and the sort of characters we cared for in Stephen Frears' organ drama Dirty Pretty Things.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 18, 2010
I don't know if the makers of this film intended it as a comedy. A preview audience regarded it with polite silence, and left the theater in an orderly fashion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
March 19, 2010
It's tough to recommend Repo Men outright, but you could do worse when trolling multiplex halls.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
March 19, 2010
Repo Men is basically a soulless slasher flick, and one that demeans its gifted performers.
Alex Zane
Sun Online
April 16, 2010
Just as you're settling down, convinced the film knows what it's doing, it takes a complete wrong turn. It separates Law and Whitaker, who were on form and had great chemistry, and gives the film a romantic sub plot instead.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chris Cox
Hollywood.com
March 19, 2010
This violent sci-fi retread is exactly what it sounds like: a film shoddily assembled from the vital parts of other, far superior films.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Leo Robson
Financial Times
April 15, 2010
The script, ambitious and inept in similar quantities, tries to work the set-up into an allegory for cosmetic surgery, immigration and the credit-based economy, adding a dash of confusion to the general atmosphere of callousness.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express
April 19, 2010
The plot becomes predictable before an ending that appears to have been borrowed from Terry Gilliam's Brazil. Never as cool or clever as it would like to think.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Paul Chambers
CNNRadio
April 8, 2010
Not as bad as I heard it was. Plenty of horror violence, but the improbability of the story (i.e. only one company selling artificial organs) made it tough to take. It might make you want to surgically remove your money from the box office. Paul Chambe
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner
August 3, 2010
If only Sapochnik and Garcia had stuck more to their ideas than their guns, they'd really have something.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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