Chappie Reviews

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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.
January 24, 2019
I think even Blomkamp's biggest fans will find Chappie quite disappointing.
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 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.
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
October 17, 2017
This tale of a police robot that is illegally used to test out intelligence-generating software is all action and no brains.
October 13, 2017
As is, it's just a boring, messy movie about annoying people and their annoying robot friend.
June 14, 2017
The larger story is positively riddled with plot holes, and any sense of subtlety seems to have fallen right through them.
February 24, 2017
Although mildly entertaining at times, especially in the beginning scenes when we first see Chappie come to life, the film suffers from an uneven storyline.
June 28, 2016
Chappie makes no more sense than the ludicrous alien takeover of District 9 and is just as visually ugly, but, without a Roger Ebert to shill for it, the formula now seems especially out of date and particularly depressing.
June 21, 2016
Blomkamp and Tatchell aim for the wicked subversions that elevated Paul Verhoeven's RoboCop, but Chappie shoots in too many directions.
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