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Repo Men Reviews

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Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
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
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
Philip De Semlyen
Empire Magazine
April 15, 2010
While Forest Whitaker's conflicted thug brings languid menace, there's little to up the tension. And among all the film's icky incisions, there's a feeling a better film is lying on the cutting room floor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
April 15, 2010
Law and Whitaker are disastrous in the lead roles. It's a dreary and violent film that betrays its three years spent on the shelf.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
April 15, 2010
The concept of organ repossession is introduced in masterful fashion by director Miguel Sapochnik, through a glorious juxtaposition of sound and vision entwined with a viciously dark humour.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
Robbie Collin
News of the World
April 15, 2010
There's the seed of a good idea here. But good geh-RIEF, has it been turned into an all-clucking, all-squawking turkey twizzler of Foghorn Leghorn dimensions.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Matt Risley
Sky Movies
April 15, 2010
Taken as a fairly inoffensive action flick, it's perfectly serviceable. Jude Law is easily the least irritating he's been in years, and the decade-too-old soundtrack still compliments the cartilage slicing, sinew-slicing action sequences.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 15, 2010
This action movie misses the two big chances here: to play with the absurdities of its premise and to make a comment on corporate greed. Instead it's just brutally violent and staggeringly stupid.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
James White
SFX Magazine
April 15, 2010
It might not be the most original tale, but it's visceral, visual and vitriolic, with a line in sharp, dark humour.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 15, 2010
Though Repo Man is unmistakably a mess, it must be admitted that it contains some defiantly silly and entertaining moments
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.
Matthew Turner
April 14, 2010
Preposterous but nonetheless enjoyable, this is an impressively directed slice of sci-fi trash with some nice ideas and a strong performance from Jude Law.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
April 10, 2010
It's a buddy movie. Then again, it's political statement about corporate greed and the health-care crisis. No, it's a science-fiction tale.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
Steve Biodrowski
April 8, 2010
Everybody in this future is so freakin' stupid that they don't deserve to live, let alone occupy two hours of our time in the theatre.
Paul Chambers
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-
Mark Dujsik
Sci-Fi Movie Page
April 1, 2010
Repo Men desperately wants to make a statement; it's just not sure what that might be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
March 29, 2010
...a frustratingly uneven yet sporadically electrifying sci-fi thriller...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Stephen Silver
The Trend
March 28, 2010
A clear allegory of modern health care anxieties, with a little bit of the mortgage and foreclosure crisis tossed in for good measure. But structural problems repeatedly get in the film's way.
| Original Score: 2/5
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