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RoboCop Reviews

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December 8, 2017
While there's enough blood and guts to satisfy the most avid cop-film fan, this version is played for as many laughs as gasps. Robocop has the same slapstick look at violence that made Mad Max so quirky and appealing.
September 10, 2017
A scathing social commentary loaded with layers of metaphor not immediately recognizable to my twelve-year old self, I've been digesting thirty years hence.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
August 5, 2017
Robocop will always be a vital story. Whether a corporation brings us back from the dead with cybernetic technology or just sells our social media activity to their clients, they cannot own who we are.
April 21, 2014
Paul Verhoeven on blockbuster explosions like Douglas Sirk on lachrymose households
February 18, 2014
A perfect version of the thing it sets out to be, one of the most intellectual and propulsive of all '80s action films.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
February 11, 2014
Verhoeven's strong suits have always been visual energy and a Rabelaisan realism: a gutsy, jovial way of ripping through social systems.
February 11, 2014
RoboCop relies for most of its impact -- and, more disturbingly, for much of its comedy -- on an absurd exaggeration of physical force.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 11, 2014
The story amounts to a celebration of brute force in a crudely etched law-and-order context.
February 11, 2014
It proceeds from a vision, and it takes that vision seriously. It ends up being moving -- and for a comic book of a movie, that's no small achievement.
February 11, 2014
Paul Verhoeven's glorious sci-fi satire combines searing social comedy with some of the most graphic ultra-violence ever to grace legitimate cinema.
February 11, 2014
Robocop is a strangely perverse pleasure. Who would expect such a rattletrap concoction to emerge as this summer's sleeper?
February 11, 2014
Robocop may sound like another bubble-gum science fiction techno-blaster, but it`s more than that. Don`t let the title fool you.
February 11, 2014
It's Verhoeven's scabrous dissection of American social issues, trashy sitcom culture and corporate greed that makes this comic-book opus a subversive and thought-provoking edge-of-the-seat treat.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 11, 2014
A sardonic but perfectly-realised depiction of a mayhem-fuelled near future.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 11, 2014
When the law-enforcing RoboCop cleans up corrupt Motown, his victory is satisfying because he's got machinery and morals on his side. RoboCop is where high-tech meets High Noon.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 11, 2014
Like the tormented figure at its center, this movie combines the mechanical with the human. And though much of the film is made up of spare parts from cop shows, exploitation flicks and comic books, it nevertheless comes to life.
February 6, 2014
As the years pass, RoboCop seems more prescient than ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 18, 2013
Prime science fiction.
September 17, 2012
The 25-year-old flick still feels as if it was made tomorrow.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 23, 2009
More intelligent than the usual action-packed sci-fier.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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