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Repo Men Reviews

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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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-
April 1, 2010
Unfortunately, the filmmakers treat things with such deathly seriousness the whole thing tends to drag creating an air of overly familiar boredom difficult to get past.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
March 29, 2010
...a frustratingly uneven yet sporadically electrifying sci-fi thriller...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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