RoboCop Reviews

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
April 21, 2014
Paul Verhoeven on blockbuster explosions like Douglas Sirk on lachrymose households
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
February 18, 2014
A perfect version of the thing it sets out to be, one of the most intellectual and propulsive of all '80s action films.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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Michael Wilmington
Los Angeles Times
February 11, 2014
Verhoeven's strong suits have always been visual energy and a Rabelaisan realism: a gutsy, jovial way of ripping through social systems.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
February 11, 2014
RoboCop relies for most of its impact -- and, more disturbingly, for much of its comedy -- on an absurd exaggeration of physical force.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
February 11, 2014
The story amounts to a celebration of brute force in a crudely etched law-and-order context.
Ben Yagoda
Philadelphia Daily News
February 11, 2014
It proceeds from a vision, and it takes that vision seriously. It ends up being moving -- and for a comic book of a movie, that's no small achievement.

Film4
February 11, 2014
Paul Verhoeven's glorious sci-fi satire combines searing social comedy with some of the most graphic ultra-violence ever to grace legitimate cinema.

People Magazine
February 11, 2014
Robocop is a strangely perverse pleasure. Who would expect such a rattletrap concoction to emerge as this summer's sleeper?
Juan Carlos Coto
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
February 11, 2014
Robocop may sound like another bubble-gum science fiction techno-blaster, but it`s more than that. Don`t let the title fool you.
Alan Jones
Radio Times
February 11, 2014
It's Verhoeven's scabrous dissection of American social issues, trashy sitcom culture and corporate greed that makes this comic-book opus a subversive and thought-provoking edge-of-the-seat treat.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Clark Collis
Empire Magazine
February 11, 2014
A sardonic but perfectly-realised depiction of a mayhem-fuelled near future.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
February 11, 2014
When the law-enforcing RoboCop cleans up corrupt Motown, his victory is satisfying because he's got machinery and morals on his side. RoboCop is where high-tech meets High Noon.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
February 11, 2014
Like the tormented figure at its center, this movie combines the mechanical with the human. And though much of the film is made up of spare parts from cop shows, exploitation flicks and comic books, it nevertheless comes to life.
Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm
February 6, 2014
As the years pass, RoboCop seems more prescient than ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
August 18, 2013
Prime science fiction.
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
September 17, 2012
The 25-year-old flick still feels as if it was made tomorrow.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 23, 2009
More intelligent than the usual action-packed sci-fier.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
July 14, 2009
A sci-fi action film with a silly title that turned out to be a biting satire of big business practices.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
December 7, 2007
deals with Reagan's mad vision of a bellicose, secretive consumer wonderland as the City on the Hill.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
August 20, 2007
RoboCop set the tone for much of Dutch auteur import Paul Verhoeven's career in America.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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