Critic Consensus: While over-the-top and gory, Robocop is also a surprisingly smart sci-fi flick that uses ultraviolence to disguise its satire of American culture.
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Critic Reviews for RoboCop
Verhoeven's strong suits have always been visual energy and a Rabelaisan realism: a gutsy, jovial way of ripping through social systems.
RoboCop relies for most of its impact -- and, more disturbingly, for much of its comedy -- on an absurd exaggeration of physical force.
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.
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.
A sci-fi action film with a silly title that turned out to be a biting satire of big business practices.
Audience Reviews for RoboCop
A smart political satire disguised as a comic book revenge movie that combines hilarious dark humor, ultraviolence and science fiction without tonal problems, and it is a wonder to see that, even though a product of its time, it is still thought-provoking and able to entertain today.
Never saw this in the 80's when it was first out. Just watched it 2015, and let's just say I am underwhelmed.
The most awesome 80's movie! Full of 80's style, gore, interresting themes, smart scenes and lines and of course it's black humour satire.
|The Old Man:||That's nice shooting there. What's your name son?|
|Officer Alex J. Murphy/RoboCop:||Murphy.|
|TV Newscaster:||Robo, excuse me Robo. Any special message for all the kids watching at home?|
|Officer Alex J. Murphy/RoboCop:||Stay out of trouble.|
|The Old Man:||Dick, I am very disappointed|
|Alex J. Murphy/Robocop:||Dead or alive, you're coming with me!|