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Repo Man Reviews

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Anton Bitel
Projected Figures
June 1, 2016
a western [but] also a punk road movie, a conspiratorial cold-war chase caper, a paranoid apocalypse sci-fi, a postmodern mixed "plate of shrimp", a hilarious Eighties satire and a wry lowlife rejoinder to Reagan's upwardly mobile American dream.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
June 5, 2014
It's a one of a kind anomaly with Emilio Estevez at his best.
Rob Vaux
March 4, 2014
It's kind of a road movie and kind of a science fiction movie and kind of a look at those unsung heroes who repossess cars amid the haze of serious drug use.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
May 22, 2013
It was 1984 and Americans were on course to re-elect a s****y, sadistic, semi-sentient president. In a f****** landslide.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
May 5, 2013
A playful mood informs Repo Man, yet Cox also takes time to comment on the seamy side of LA, the crushing realities of living in a comformist society, and the problems inherent in a decade that so baldly worships Reagan, L. Ron Hubbard and TV evangelists.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Barsanti
Film Racket
April 12, 2013
A 1984 underground touchstone [that's] a creepy visitation from a fracturing society.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Fernando F. Croce
November 11, 2010
Half-shaggy, half-annihilating vision of a junk culture
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
September 14, 2010
Defiant, antisocial 'tude in '80s punk sci-fi satire.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Empire Magazine
April 29, 2008
Fine, stylish debut from Alex Cox with some great turns from the two leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

April 29, 2008
A cult film par excellance.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5

TV Guide
June 4, 2007
Wickedly funny, ceaselessly inventive, and never boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic

June 4, 2007
Repo Man has the type of unerring energy that leaves audiences breathless and entertained.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
June 4, 2007
Cox's style is a step beyond camp into a comedy of pure disgust; much of the film is churlishly unpleasant, but there's a core of genuine anger that gives the project an emotional validation lacking in the flabby American comedies of the early 80s.
Rob Gonsalves
April 9, 2007
The punk/sci-fi film to beat.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
December 23, 2006
A sci-fi thriller takes a wacky look at a particular LA subculture and a zany farce with lunatic characters, including a TV evangelist who preaches against "Godless Communism" abroad and liberal humanism at home.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
There are endless things to enjoy, from Robby Müller's crisp camerawork to a superb set of performances, from witty movie parodies to a tremendous punk soundtrack.
Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic
February 18, 2006
Right up there with the 1980s cult classics like Heathers, Buckaroo Banzai, and Brazil.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
February 4, 2006
Pure weirdo fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 30, 2006
...the movie, more often than not, just comes off as strange for strangeness' sake.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Cole Smithey
December 12, 2005
Emilio and Cox topped out early with this dirty little postmodern classic.
| Original Score: 4/5
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