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R.I.P.D. Reviews

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Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
October 2, 2013
R.I.P.D may look like something that you've seen before (and you kind of have) but with deft direction, the primal allure of redemption and lightning pace; prepare for a surprisingly entertaining ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Tim Martain
The Mercury
September 19, 2013
It was nice to watch a movie that had no delusions of grandeur, a simple flick that both plays to its strengths and makes light of its own weaknesses.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Matthew Turner
September 19, 2013
A decent amount of fun, thanks to some amusing gags, a handful of nice ideas and a pair of enjoyable comic performances from Reynolds and Bridges.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
September 18, 2013
You won't die laughing...but it's a pleasant enough diversion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Erin Free
FILMINK (Australia)
September 10, 2013
The brilliant Jeff Bridges is pretty much the whole show in this lazily enjoyable tale of afterlife cops doing battle with ghostly ghouls.
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
July 25, 2013
This spends little time on exposition and doesn't go in for any false pathos; compared with most recent comic-book movies, this is lean, unpretentious filmmaking--and to my taste, a lot more fun for it.
Jackie K. Cooper
July 24, 2013
A good action adventure with some comedy thrown in, and Mary Louise Parker steals the show
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Rafer Guzman
July 19, 2013
Despite its flaws, "R.I.P.D." is a fairly entertaining and frequently funny movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Scott Foundas
July 19, 2013
Benefits from a hilariously free-associative performance by Jeff Bridges.
Chris Knight
National Post
July 19, 2013
You won't see it popping up on any best-of lists, but it is an adequate 96-minute time-waster.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
July 19, 2013
... the execution is pretty lively, irreverent, visually engaging, and every now and then almost actually witty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3
Daniel M. Kimmel
New England Movies Weekly
July 18, 2013
It's the sort of movie that, if the air conditioning is working and the popcorn is handy, can provide a nice way to beat the heat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Pierce
The Verge
January 22, 2014
It's not a buddy-cop movie, nor is it an action movie. It's just one vaguely funny joke told for 98 minutes.
Robert Kojder
What Culture
October 30, 2013
It's a predictable and cliché filled soap opera mess played straight with an afterlife gimmick.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
James Luxford
The National
October 18, 2013
a film so preoccupied with style, (the stars) wander around the film without anything of note to do
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Andy Lea
Daily Star
October 1, 2013
Bridges may be doing this for the pay cheque but at least he seems determined to give value for money.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 29, 2013
It's MIB meets Ghost via Ghostbusters in this flat, FX-driven drivel...Apparently, they're not just scratching the bottom of the Hollywood ideas barrell, they've worn all the way through and are now hitting the floor.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 27, 2013
The script is never actually funny, and the filmmakers' desperate attempt to crank up the mayhem with digital trickery is merely exhausting.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Mark Kermode
Observer [UK]
September 23, 2013
Overall, it's a directionless mess: too expensive for a B-movie, too grown-up for a kids' movie (funerals, bereavement and jokes about Steely Dan) and too infantile for everyone else.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
September 20, 2013
The Oscar-winning Bridges sounds like he's chewing marbles and suddenly looks 10 years older than 63.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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