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Repo Men Reviews

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Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook
October 7, 2015
It easily takes home the Josef Mengele award as the vilest movie in recent memory.
Jeff Beck
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
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
July 31, 2012
I've seen a lot of this dystopian future in science fiction... so much so that it's become cliche.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Michael Dequina
April 8, 2012
Sapochnik, Law, Whitaker, and Schreiber have so much fun with all the extremes, wallowing in their shameless excess with the right dollop of macabre, self-aware humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dave White
April 4, 2011
Enthusiastic stealing from other movies is great if I can feel the enthusiasm. I couldn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
January 31, 2011
Sapochnik is completely unable to create suspension of disbelief, at least with the preposterous plot he had to work with.
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
December 15, 2010
This was too long, mean, and gory for me, though the satirical gloss and well-executed trick ending will probably impress some.
Simon Miraudo
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
Jordan Farley
SFX Magazine
August 24, 2010
Repo Men never quite finds its own identity, abandoning any attempt at serious comment early on in favour of ludicrous levels of lopped limbs, cartilage and claret.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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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Rafer Guzman
July 6, 2010
Better and smarter than you might expect.
Joshua Starnes
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
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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
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
April 22, 2010
Beyond its shapeless sense of the future, humdrum story and fairly routine plot mechanics . . . this flick mostly recycles old action-movie parts.
Tony Horkins
Total Film
April 22, 2010
It takes itself far too seriously when it should be having more fun with its speculative (high) concepts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Bochenski
Little White Lies
April 21, 2010
One of the worst endings of any film, ever. Seriously. Ever.
| Original Score: 1/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
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

April 19, 2010
The film bounces from knockaround black comedy to gruesome action film to not-quite-clever-enough sci-fi mindbender, without ever establishing a consistent tone or a style that works.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Peter Bradshaw
April 16, 2010
Great stuff at first, but when Law grows a conscience and goes underground with the uninsured, the narrative excitement slumps.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
April 16, 2010
As an example of how not to make a movie, Repo Men deserves to be studied by film students.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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