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R.I.P.D. Reviews

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Peter Bradshaw
September 19, 2013
[A] goofy and derivative supernatural action-adventure, based on a comic-book series by Peter Lenkov.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Thrift
Little White Lies
September 19, 2013
So generic a cut-and-paste job is the film's every aesthetic cue, it's surprising to even find a director's name surface in the closing credits.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
David Gritten
Daily Telegraph (UK)
September 19, 2013
It's billed as a supernatural action-adventure comedy, but its laughs are almost non-existent, its action depends on seen-it-all-before CGI trickery and much of its plot defies comprehension.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Rob Carnevale
The List
September 19, 2013
Every bit the lifeless blockbuster that its name suggests.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Rich Cline
September 19, 2013
The ingredients are all here, but this mash-up of Ghost with Men in Black is a painful misfire, neither funny nor engaging on any level.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Matthew Turner
September 19, 2013
A decent amount of fun, thanks to some amusing gags, a handful of nice ideas and a pair of enjoyable comic performances from Reynolds and Bridges.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
September 18, 2013
A bloated blockbuster that squanders a promising premise in favour of soulless set-pieces and ejaculatory explosions of CGI.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
September 18, 2013
You won't die laughing...but it's a pleasant enough diversion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Olly Richards
Empire Magazine
September 16, 2013
Confusing and uninspired rather than completely inept, it's still likely to be swiftly struck from the résumés of all involved.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Erin Free
FILMINK (Australia)
September 10, 2013
The brilliant Jeff Bridges is pretty much the whole show in this lazily enjoyable tale of afterlife cops doing battle with ghostly ghouls.
Ken McIntyre
Total Film
September 9, 2013
Rampant CGI monsters, aggressive 3D and a fine cast - especially a likeably grizzly Jeff Bridges - still can't bring this ho-hum Men In Black redux to life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Anton Bitel
Grolsch Film Works
September 6, 2013
like the ghost of a real movie
Shaun Munro
What Culture
August 28, 2013
It's hard to think of a lazier, less-ambitious blockbuster in recent memory.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 18, 2013
...a note-perfect example of everything that's wrong with contemporary blockbusters...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
August 8, 2013
The movie might best be enjoyed by kids, although parents won't appreciate the 'comic' moment when the deceased Roy reports that the coyote that ate his carcass 'made love' to his skull.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Wesley Morris
August 1, 2013
I watched this movie with three chatty strangers on [a] Thursday night in an otherwise empty theater. Universal couldn't say "no." Looks like that's our job now.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Ben Kendrick
July 26, 2013
Forgiving viewers may find enjoyment in R.I.P.D. but the film is so choppy and half-baked that living, thinking, moviegoers should let this one rest in peace.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
July 26, 2013
It's a paint-by-numbers approach in which the film's comedy and drama both fall flat.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
July 26, 2013
Funeral services are already under way at the nation's multiplexes, so the easily entertained might want to pay their respects before this one gets buried by newer releases.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
July 26, 2013
Bridges essentially recycles his Rooster Cogburn mannerisms here - but in a movie whose action sequences steal from "The Matrix" and "Ghostbusters," who's going to notice?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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