Prime science fiction.
The 25-year-old flick still feels as if it was made tomorrow.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
More intelligent than the usual action-packed sci-fier.
| Original Score: B
deals with Reagan's mad vision of a bellicose, secretive consumer wonderland as the City on the Hill.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
RoboCop set the tone for much of Dutch auteur import Paul Verhoeven's career in America.
Though extremely violent, Robocop showcases an invigorating style even in its goriest scenes. Paul Verhoeven makes every scene sparkle with tilted angles, oddball twists, and special-effects wonders.
There's a brooding, agonized quality to the violence that almost seems subversive, as if Verhoeven were both appalled and fascinated by his complicity in the toxic action rot.
Vile, violent, and very funny. The pace is breakneck, and when the wit does run out, way-out weaponry and whole-scale destruction keep the appalled excitement burning.
A graphically violent sci-fi actioner (especially in its uncut version) with Verhoeven's now trademark demented sense of humor. The scenes with the ED-209 will blow you away.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
"Robocop" is an action buffs dream - Larger than life robots, inexorable villains, cartoonish template and jaw-dropping special effects
| Original Score: 4/5
One of the smartest, funniest and most exciting satires of the year. And the ravages of time have barely touched it.
...a surprisingly smart and funny satire that just gets sharper as the years go by.
| Original Score: 4/4
...a genuine classic, a unique blend of violence, humor, poignancy, and imagination.
| Original Score: 8/10
Sort of amusing in a smart-alecky way.
| Original Score: 3/5
Great sci-fi action. Gory, satirical and thrilling.
Whatever may have been in the minds of the writers, Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner, has more trouble emerging from Mr. Verhoeven's sizzling battles than poor Murphy does from his robosuit.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
An ultra-violent cyberpunk comic book come to life. Kurtwood Smith serves up one of the most deliciously nasty villains in movie history.
| Original Score: 5/5
Smart, satirical and nefariously vicious, this is easily one of the finest sci-fi flicks of the 1980s.
ultraviolent sci-fi that meets its goals
RoboCop is weighed down by its humor, action, and abundant special effects; its humanity is its distinguishing trait.