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RoboCop Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 16, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
The plot is supremely cliched.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 27, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
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Walter Goodman
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Whatever may have been in the minds of the writers, Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner, has more trouble emerging from Mr. Verhoeven's sizzling battles than poor Murphy does from his robosuit.
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
February 11, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
February 11, 2014
The story amounts to a celebration of brute force in a crudely etched law-and-order context.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
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
Juan Carlos Coto
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
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.
Ben Yagoda
Philadelphia Daily News
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.
Simon Miraudo
September 17, 2012
The 25-year-old flick still feels as if it was made tomorrow.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
August 20, 2007
RoboCop set the tone for much of Dutch auteur import Paul Verhoeven's career in America.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Most thriller and special-effects movies come right off the assembly line...RoboCop is a thriller with a difference.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
July 14, 2009
A sci-fi action film with a silly title that turned out to be a biting satire of big business practices.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Alan Jones
Radio Times
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
Fernando F. Croce
April 21, 2014
Paul Verhoeven on blockbuster explosions like Douglas Sirk on lachrymose households
Scott Weinberg
October 6, 2002
Smart, satirical and nefariously vicious, this is easily one of the finest sci-fi flicks of the 1980s.
| Original Score: 5/5
Clint Morris
Film Threat
May 6, 2005
"Robocop" is an action buffs dream - Larger than life robots, inexorable villains, cartoonish template and jaw-dropping special effects
| Original Score: 4/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
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
Rebecca Murray
October 8, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
July 3, 2004
One of the smartest, funniest and most exciting satires of the year. And the ravages of time have barely touched it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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