RoboCop (2014)



Critic Consensus: While it's far better than it could have been, José Padilha's RoboCop remake fails to offer a significant improvement over the original.

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In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years - and it's meant billions for OmniCorp's bottom line. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, and they see a golden opportunity to do it. When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) - a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit - is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp sees their chance to build a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and even more billions for their shareholders, but they never counted on one thing: there is still a man inside the machine pursuing justice. (c) Sony
PG-13 (for intense sequences of action including frenetic gun violence, brief strong language, sensuality and some drug material)
Action & Adventure , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Joel Kinnaman
as Alex Murphy/Robocop
Gary Oldman
as Norton
Michael Keaton
as Raymond Sellars
Samuel L. Jackson
as Pat Novak
Abbie Cornish
as Clara Murphy
Marianne Jean-Baptiste
as Chief Karen Dean
Jay Baruchel
as Tom Pope
Michael K. Williams
as Jack Lewis
Jackie Earle Haley
as Rich Mattox
Aimee Garcia
as Jae Kim
Jennifer Ehle
as Liz Kline
Douglas Urbanski
as Mayor Durant
John Paul Ruttan
as David Murphy
Patrick Garrow
as Antoine Vallon
Chris Collins
as Andre Daniels
Daniel Kash
as John Lake
Zach Grenier
as Senator Hubert Dreyfus
Stewart Arnott
as Senate House Leader
Matt Cook
as General Monroe
Steve Cumyn
as Ohio Senator
Khaliya Hosein
as Iranian Child
Savana Hosein
as Iranian Child
Philip Akin
as Dr. Alan
Paul Haywood
as Man in White Coat
Raffi Altounian
as Man with Prosthetics Playing Guitar
Kelvin Wheeler
as Old Sergeant
Alex Mallari Jr.
as Young Lieutenant
Dwayne McLean
as Thomas King
Tattiawna Jones
as Mayor's Assistant
Wayne Downer
as Marcus
Robert Thomas
as John Biggs
Jordan Johnson-Hinds
as Jerry White
Ian Peters
as Jerry's Gang
Ricardo Betancourt
as Jerry's Gang
Evan Stern
as Walter Karrel
Ish Morris
as Armed Sentry at Decrepit House
Ambrose Wong
as Parts Room Technician
Mark McKay
as Detroit Lab Technician
Aurora Browne
as Female Cop
Rory O'Shea
as Cop at Armoury
Shondra Kayd
as Uniformed Cop Inside Station
Stacey Unsworth
as Uniformed Cop Outside Station
Jeana Lowes
as Cop Who Greet Murphy
Kanu Giddings
as Cop Who Greet Murphy
Tamara Almeida
as Cop Who Greet Murphy
Shane Invervary
as Cop Who Greet Murphy
Paul Sun-Hyung Lee
as Omnicorp Technician
Thomas Mitchell
as Omnicorp Technician
Ian Butcher
as Head of Omnicorp Security
Rocky Anderson
as Lead Omnicorp Security Agent
Rocky Invervary
as Lead Omnicorp Security Agent
Dalias Blake
as Omnicorp Security Agent
Barry Nerling
as Omnicorp Exterior Security
Dean Redman
as Omnicorp Exterior Security
Demord Dann
as Omnicorp Security
Darcy Hinds
as Omnicorp Security
Sean Francis
as Omnicorp Security Guard
Kirby Morrow
as Co-Pilot
David Harcourt
as PCP Man
Kevin Hare
as Rapist
Carlyn Burchell
as Rape Victim
Markus Parillo
as Sweet Man
Jessica Booker
as Sweet Man's Mom
Joe Merritt
as Pedestrian
Raiden Eastman
as Hostage Child
Aaliya Cinello
as Little Girl
Megan Hoople
as Teacher
Prince Massey
as Homeless Man
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All Critics (195) | Top Critics (43)

Surveying the peculiar array of 1980s retreads clustered into release this week, I'm reminded of Marty McFly in Back to the Future Part II, traveling forward in time 30 years to discover that everything is still the same, only worse.

Full Review… | February 14, 2014
The Atlantic
Top Critic

Padilha is Brazilian, and it's interesting that both RoboCops have been made by men whose non-Hollywood work focused on their respective countries' curdled politics.

Full Review… | February 14, 2014
Top Critic

This Robo-reboot tries fiercely to update the satirical punch and stylistic perversity Paul Verhoeven's 1987 original. It's a futile gesture.

Full Review… | February 13, 2014
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

Cynical, boring, PG-13 retread.

Full Review… | February 13, 2014
Top Critic

Neither Alex Murphy's internal moral conflict nor the larger, vaguely satiric portrait of a global culture dependent on high-tech law enforcement seem to be the main point of this Robocop remake, which raises the question of what is meant to be the point.

Full Review… | February 13, 2014
Top Critic

It's well made, polished, and hits every mark - but is it crazy to want a futuristic sci-fi action flick about a motorcycle-riding metal supercop to be just a little more fun?

Full Review… | February 13, 2014
Top Critic

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The question of the necessity of a reboot aside, this isn't a bad attempt. The cast is great, the pace really fast and the effects pretty decent. The action is not particularly spectacular, and the bad guys die surprisingly bloodless, but the film is neither more shallow nor dumber than the original. Only the final scene leaves a bit of a stale taste in your mouth.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

A well-made remake that is brave enough to be completely different from the original movie, and it is so great that it touches on intriguing questions about human nature without missing the opportunity to also discuss today's politics, despite lacking in energy and feeling.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

In the olden days nobody gave too much of a hoot for sci-fi and so you had cheesy movies with 3 or 4 no-name actors carrying the whole thing, reciting the whole script. Nowadays, sci-fi is big money and so you have the opposite, and in this film you've got it in spades: practically the entire cast is a name talent, meaning everybody gets a line or two, but that's all, "don't be so greedy". This in service of a story with the money and tech to be really big, but because of the diffusion of talent, ya get diffusion of intent, diffusion of purpose and so an "ehh" where you should've got a "rrrrah!" Nonetheless, Jackie Earle Haley nearly walks away with the whole thing.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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