Critics Consensus

Chappie boasts more of the big ideas and visual panache that director Neill Blomkamp has become known for -- and, sadly, more of the narrative shortcomings.



Total Count: 221


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In the near future, crime is patrolled by an oppressive mechanized police force. But now, the people are fighting back. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. As powerful, destructive forces start to see Chappie as a danger to mankind and order, they will stop at nothing to maintain the status quo and ensure that Chappie is the last of his kind. (C) Sony


Dev Patel
as Deon Wilson
as Ninja
Jose Pablo Cantillo
as Yankie (Amerika)
Sigourney Weaver
as Michelle Bradley
Hugh Jackman
as Vincent Moore
Maurice Carpede
as Police Chief
Jason Cope
as Tetravaal Lead Mechanic
Kevin Otto
as Interviewer
Chris Shields
as Journalist
Bill Marchant
as Professor
Robert Hobbs (II)
as Police Commissioner
Mark K. Xulu
as Gang Member
Sherldon Marema
as Gang Member
Shaheed Hajee
as Gang Member
David Davadoss
as Mercedes Benz Driver
Anneli Muller
as BMW Driver
Kendal Watt
as Nissan Driver
Chan Marti
as Field Reporter
Vuyelwa Booi
as Field Reporter
Mike Blomkamp
as Police Officer
Anthony Bishop
as Police Officer
Paul Dobson
as Police Robots
Max Poolman
as Hippo's Thug
Alistair Prodgers
as Tetravaal Mechanic
Wandile Molebatsi
as Armored Truck Guard
Arran Henn
as VSN News Desk Reporter
Thami Ngubeni
as VSN News Desk Reporter
James Bitonti
as Gun Store Owner
Andea DeJager
as Tetravaal Office Assistant
Hein DeVries
as Special Forces Soldier
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  • Mar 21, 2017
    Chappie is a dumb film, whilst it may not be bad it is definitely dumb. It doesn't really connect with its audience at all, at least that's how I felt as it doesn't seem to loosen its perspective to attempt to engage in any other kinds of genre other than pseudo-technological robocop rehash. It also seems to be a bit of an overlong, high-budget tour DVD bonus feature of a Die Antwoord release, explicitly focusing so much on the talented rap duo and featuring their real names. Are they playing themselves? Is it satire? Is it just supposed to be a good film and not thought about and probed into? The only question I can answer is should you watch this and and try to work out the answers yourself? My answer is no. It's a shame to see Dev Patel and Sigourney Weaver succumb to lows like Chappie. The ham-fisted goofiness just didn't charm me, it's an unattractive film.
    Harry W Super Reviewer
  • Apr 07, 2016
    A poor amalgamation of many better films.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Jan 31, 2016
    A very strong ending aside, Chappie is Neill Blomkamp's most disappointing and derivative feature to date.
    Daniel P Super Reviewer
  • Jan 27, 2016
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