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Repo Man Reviews

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July 6, 2017
Classic cult film. The life of a repo man is always intense!
½ June 28, 2017
There's something that just felt off throughout the whole movie. It wasn't necessarily pacing, but more like all the scenes just sort of moved from one to the next without the characters or me caring about what was happening. Maybe I just dont understand the 80's punk lifestyle but the Emilio Estevez seems more bored than angry throughout the movie. Listen to any interview with Henry Rollins or Jello Biafra and you'll see what I mean, I dont know maybe I'm just missing the point of some of the stylistic choices..

Anyways the music can be pretty great at times, and the extremely tongue in cheek satire is appreciated.
June 22, 2017
Though this science fiction comedy film has plenty of originality and wackiness going for it while being hardly boring however it all came across as bit too forced and there weren't enough laughs. It does have a decent cast though, I like the score/soundtrack and the action is decent.
½ June 20, 2017
I always wanted to see this when I was a kid because I was a huge Estevez/Sheen fan in the late 80s, early 90s. I was always too young to see it and then I forgot about it. THANK YOU HBO NOW! This movie is out there and it was released in 1984 a banner year for classics, cult or otherwise. I miss Emilio but I know his lack of screen time is his choice. The man is definitely the more talented of Martin Sheen's two sons and most certainly the more sane one. Emilio and Charlie ruled the 80s, as they should have. This movie is funny as hell, cleverly written and expertly directed by Alex Cox. I highly recommend it to anyone. There is nothing like it.
June 12, 2017
The consensus is wrong, because it's barely "an alien-invasion film, a punk-rock musical, a send-up of consumerism." One thing it is, is boring. HIGHLY disappointing.
May 20, 2017
I can't think of a better film.
May 19, 2017
It's hard to think of another movie like this. So much fun, quotable lines, good soundtrack, and Harry Dean Stanton is awesome as always.
½ April 23, 2017
An engaging suburban punk begins to find meaning in his life after becoming a repo man. L.A. has never looked more desolate yet the movie is colourful and entertaining rather than dreary. Emilio Estevez is perfect as the wide-eyed protagonist Otto, and Harry Dean Stanton is the embodiment of world-weariness as his chief mentor, Bud. Perhaps the quitessential cult movie.
½ January 15, 2017
THE GOOD:- Pretty cool soundtrack, the absurdity of commercialism (no product placements) a hunky young stud (Emilio Estevez)
THE BAD:- B Grade Sci/Fi plot; moments of cheesy music so lame you half expected a naked porn star to strut her stuff.
BOTTOM LINE:- 90 minutes best spent doing something else.
January 11, 2017
"Bud: Credit is a sacred trust, it's what our free society is founded on. Do you think they give a damn about their bills in Russia? I said, do you think they give a damn about their bills in Russia?
Otto: They don't pay bills in Russia, it's all free."

For the 1980s?
That was daring and unconventional!
½ October 20, 2016
Punk Emilio estevez gets a job as a repo man looking for a car with supposed aliens in the trunk. Cool surf and punk soundtrack with performance by the Circle Jerks.
½ September 22, 2016
Repo Man es...extraña. De entrada su trama es extraña, no dificil de seguir, pero sí dificil de encontrarle una base. "¿Qué nos quiere contar?". Quizás nada, pero sin embargo muchos de sus elementos parecen indicar lo contrario,...

Vemos esto especialmente en su irreverente estilo punk, y sus mensajitos anti-capitalistas (sí, están ahí, fijate bien). Quizás sea simplemente un canto al nihilismo adolescente de la época (o de casi todas las épocas) y en ese caso tiene cierta magia, como si de una fábula se tratara. Algo así como lo que Grease hacía en su final, solo que menos edulcorado.

Sin duda una película que se tiene que ver alguna vez en la vida. Además sale Harry Dean Stanton, qué más se puede pedir...
½ September 20, 2016
I give this a 92/-A.
September 3, 2016
Every time I watch this I enjoy it even more.
½ July 20, 2016
Repo Man is a punk rock "fuck you" to everything about the inane, junk obsessed, apathetic consumer culture that we find deafening out anything even remotely substantial in our lives every day, it applies both to the style and surface addicted 80's and the status and fame addicted 2010's, sometimes you just want to get in that glowing car and fly the fuck away from it all so you dont have to hear it.
July 13, 2016
Given how absurdly unique it is I can definitely see its cult appeal but that's the thing about a cult movie, you either like it or you don't.
July 5, 2016
This movie was incredibly bizarre but also pretty awesome. Emilio was a king in the 80's.
June 9, 2016
Refreshingly Unconventional And Entertainingly Absurd!
½ June 8, 2016
A load of fucking nonsense really.
May 28, 2016
A really lousy and boring movie. Don't know and don't care what it is going on. There's a Chevy Malibu with a weird driver. A cop pull it over and check the trunk and once open the bright flash light disintegrate the cop, leaving the boots only. Emilio Estevez is a young punk who needs money. Harry Dean Stanton pays him to help drive a car and turns out he is a repo man. Emilio didn't want to work but for the sake of money he agree. Then they start to drive around and talk which is aimless and boring. Emilio repo one car and then fetch a passerby Olivia Barash who is chased by some government officials. She is a UFO club enthusiast. Then another repo gang manage to get the Chevy but stolen away by some bad robber friends of Emilio. A secretive CIA team is also hunting for that car. Then it continues to get boring until the two repo company combine to fight the CIA to see who can get the Chevy first. The end part is weirder with the sides showdown. One of the weird mechanic go in the Chevy and it become a flying craft. Totally dumb shit movie.
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