Chappie Reviews

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November 13, 2019
Chappie packs a shocking climax into a movie which focuses on growth, humanity, and innocence.
February 15, 2019
Chappie is an extraordinary film. [Full Review in Spanish]
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.
October 25, 2018
Nobody will ever refer to it as perfect storytelling, or even a perfect film, but it is a charming mess.
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 25, 2017
The film isn't bad and can be very funny (although this is, at times, involuntarily), the central character is endearing and the plot promises enthusiasm. [Full review in Spanish]
July 19, 2016
It's this time-old message of humanity, adapted to fit with today's technologies, that transcends the overpowering, at times clunky, cinematic vessel.
July 14, 2016
When I say Chappie reminds me of Short Circuit 2 by way of Robocop and District 9, you have to understand that I mean it in the nicest sense possible.
April 9, 2016
A slice of leftover science fiction warmed in a hopelessly outdated conventional oven. One bite hot, gooey goodness, the next cold and undercooked.
April 6, 2016
Chappie's a messy film, but it's still an interesting one, made by one of the few talented young filmmakers currently working in genre film.
February 29, 2016
While the film is a study of the opposing concepts of the inspiring force of creation and blind destruction, at heart it is an ode to all conscious and living creatures of this earth, whether they are organic or made of tin.
December 14, 2015
[Sharlto Copley's work as Chappie is very physical, from scared and bewildered child to posturing teen, and will add this character alongside Number Five, Robocop and Wall-E as one of the more memorable celluloid androids.
December 14, 2015
A moving, if occasionally silly, slice of sci-fi.
December 2, 2015
A bildungsroman for the transhuman age.
November 13, 2015
The drama always feels a little too derivative, and the tone a little too self-conscious to pull us out of our collective sub-routine.
October 16, 2015
"Chappie" is one sad motion picture, with Blomkamp's depiction of man's inhumanity to man never more blatant.
June 13, 2015
There is something about this messy mashup of Robocop, Frankenstein, Short Circuit, A.I.: Artificial Intelligence, and trashed-up wannabe gangster "zef" culture that just works man, against all odds. Even when it doesn't. Which is often.
May 31, 2015
It's a scrap heap of undeveloped ideas and conflicting tones and Hugh Jackman mini-mullets, but I was never bored.
May 31, 2015
Chappie is slightly bonkers, but delightfully so.
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