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Repo! The Genetic Opera Reviews

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February 15, 2013
The lowbrow and highfalutin collide in an orgy of upscale disembowelment as director Darren Lynn Bousman gives uneasy birth to the gore opera.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 21, 2012
The case for its quality is solid, the music is catchy, and "Repo!" may just destined for cult royalty.
June 2, 2010
Andrew Lloyd Webber meets SAW!
December 17, 2009
Repo! isn't like anything else out there, for whatever it's worth, or anything I've ever seen; between us, though, I'm going to hold out for a midnight staple more my speed.
April 13, 2009
This is a Grand Guignol science fiction rock opera. The plot is minimal and for a rock opera, there is too little real melody.
Full Review| Original Score: 5/10
March 6, 2009
Falling somewhere between Rocky Horror, Moulin Rouge! and Eyes Without A Face (with songs!), Repo! The Genetic Opera is the filmic equivalent of what architects call a 'folly'.
March 5, 2009
somewhere between Nine Inch Nails and The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 19, 2009
There is too much ambition on display for the film to be completely dismissed, but good intentions carry Repo! only partway toward success.
February 3, 2009
Truly, the movie doesn't gain a lot from being set to music; after about half an hour it starts to feel like a gimmick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 20, 2009
If you're looking for insight into the death and resurrection of Christ, look no further: I can think of no better means by which to experience the cumulative effect of three days in hell in under 100 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: F
January 13, 2009
Repo! lingers long after it ends, due in great part to a handful of memorable tunes and its persistent funky attitude, marked by an impressive desire to savor oddity and unconventional displays of heartache.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 10, 2009
No, fans of "Mamma Mia!" won't be too thrilled with "Repo! The Genetic Opera."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 5, 2009
[A] gory, off-putting musical, which tries to combine Gothic rock stylings with the grotesque sensibilities of so-called, 'torture-porn' horror-thrillers.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
December 18, 2008
Bousman's editing and camera angles are consistently inventive, and the production design (Blade Runner is a big influence, as is Disneyland's "Haunted Mansion" attraction) squeezes a lot of bang out of every buck.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 8, 2008
clearly strives to defy description, which of course makes it fun to describe
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 21, 2008
As it has evolved from a 10-minute cabaret piece, through a short film Bousman made in Toronto, to the big screen, Repo! The Genetic Opera has gained in both guts and gusto.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 21, 2008
Repo! is a bloody grotesquerie, not a delicious delight as was Rocky Horror.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
November 21, 2008
David Cronenberg might have made a great movie with the plot to Repo! The Genetic Opera.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
November 20, 2008
It's not often you come across a film as unique as this, and while my taste for liver, lights, and sweetbreads isn't what it once was, this is still a fine post-Halloween aperitif, with guts to spare.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 10, 2008
All-out thriller with few Bond touches but plenty of high-octane action.
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