Chappie Reviews

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November 13, 2019
Chappie packs a shocking climax into a movie which focuses on growth, humanity, and innocence.
August 5, 2019
Chappie needs one and all to leave practicality, a desire for authentic social statements, and distaste for over-the-top story and character at home. If you can't do that, stay home yourself.
July 30, 2019
Had it been more unhinged and odd or had it been dramatically less Die Antwoord-ly focused, Chappie could have been more than the haphazard hot mess it is.
July 20, 2019
Chappie is an amalgam of better movies.
May 14, 2019
Within Chappie, there is an almost perfect short film; an inventive take on a mechanical consciousness developing under unusual circumstances. If only the additional 100 minutes could have sustained this.
February 15, 2019
Chappie is an extraordinary film. [Full Review in Spanish]
January 24, 2019
I think even Blomkamp's biggest fans will find Chappie quite disappointing.
January 9, 2019
The movie is definitely lacking in terms of narrative succinctness, which comes primarily from asking far more questions than it is capable of answering in two hours.
December 20, 2018
Blomkamp keeps things moving but has plenty of time for grace notes. Most importantly, he makes us care about all of the characters, so that by the end, we're genuinely invested it how it all turns out.
November 2, 2018
It's sure starting to look like we've hit the boundaries of Neill Blomkamp's particular wheelhouse.
November 2, 2018
It's clear that there are just a few too many bugs in this machine.
November 1, 2018
The film has plenty of potential with its themes and ideas, but other than its titular character there is no one participating in this story to care about.
October 25, 2018
Nobody will ever refer to it as perfect storytelling, or even a perfect film, but it is a charming mess.
October 24, 2018
Chappie is a fully realized character in a world of underwritten ones. Every step it takes towards greatness, results in one step back in believability.
August 28, 2018
Sadly, Neill Blomkamp appears to have run out of steam and has no problem directing a two-hour music video for a second-rate rap group.
August 21, 2018
Not every idea and scene in Chappie is unprecedented or unexpected, but assembled all together is turns out to be an honestly great film.
April 9, 2018
Blomkamp offers no discourse, simply because there really isn't anything there but ideas that are meant to be cool but nothing more.
December 13, 2017
... Blomkamp does not manage to give a minimum of plausibility to the landscape he sketches... [Full review in Spanish]
December 5, 2017
The truth is that [director Neill] Blomkamp did not need Patel, neither Jackman nor Weaver. [Full review in Spanish]
December 2, 2017
It fails horrendously and for one reason...Die Antwoord
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