Repo Men Reviews
Repo Men begins with an immersive and engaging idea, it builds a world with rest production design but as it comes continues it's clear that the film is incredibly hollow and out of its depth. The performances are strong with Law incredibly surprising with a strong role, as is Whitaker. Unfortunately the film in its last act takes a turn for the worst, it decides against exploring its own mythology and turns into a predictable thriller, with a climax that had I imagine the upmost best intention but the result is a patronising mess.
My Review: A fantastically built near future setting (minus the cars which look older than the release date) with an equally brilliant plot, script and cast. The execution of this movie only lacks in sound critiques by its audience.
This movie is a breath of fresh air, maybe not in complete originality of the plot's skeleton, but certainly in its meaty insides. Flush with quotable one-liners, realistic presentation of the actual "repossession" jobs, compelling and believable acting by both of it's main stars and an overall adeptness in hitting the mood between horror style gore and dark comedy. A completely original take on the presentation of graphic violence and melancholy unparalleled since the titan that is Pulp Fiction. The soundtrack alone is worth watching this movie.