Repo Men

Repo Men

Repo Men

Sci-fi thriller set in a future dystopia, where replacement organs can be bought on credit. But if you fail to make the payments, heavies are sent to repossess them. Jude Law plays a repo man who goes on the run from his employers after he fails to pay for a replacement heart. Forest Whitaker is his ex-partner, chasing him down to get back that heart.

2010111 minsUSA, Canada
ActionAdaptationScience FictionThriller
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Variety

Variety

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This ultra-gory speculative noir is, at its infrequent best, certifiably nuts; the rest of the time, it's one numbingly brutal slog.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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It may have been a shrewd business decision by the film’s director, Miguel Sapochnik, to treat the story as a nasty, comic thriller. But when, after a certain point, Repo Men subsumes its satire to strenuous action sequences, it loses its edge and turns into a chase movie of no special distinction.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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Repo Men makes sci-fi's strongest possible case for universal health care.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Comprising reclaimed bits from "Blade Runner," "A Clockwork Orange" and "Children of Men" and glibly served up with hyper Guy Ritchie attitude by first-time feature director Miguel Sapochnik, the resulting in-your-face mess never knows what it wants to be when it grows up.

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It's nice. Quite a different way of doing all the bloody gory violence and it's pulled off quite well. Credit to Eric Garcia for his ingenuity.

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I like the combination of gory action and deeper meaning. While the main character can be sometimes hard to relate too, I think over all the movie works well. May not be so popular with women as the gory scenes can get a bit intense.

4.0
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Variety

Variety

press

This ultra-gory speculative noir is, at its infrequent best, certifiably nuts; the rest of the time, it's one numbingly brutal slog.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It may have been a shrewd business decision by the film’s director, Miguel Sapochnik, to treat the story as a nasty, comic thriller. But when, after a certain point, Repo Men subsumes its satire to strenuous action sequences, it loses its edge and turns into a chase movie of no special distinction.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Repo Men makes sci-fi's strongest possible case for universal health care.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Comprising reclaimed bits from "Blade Runner," "A Clockwork Orange" and "Children of Men" and glibly served up with hyper Guy Ritchie attitude by first-time feature director Miguel Sapochnik, the resulting in-your-face mess never knows what it wants to be when it grows up.

0

It's nice. Quite a different way of doing all the bloody gory violence and it's pulled off quite well. Credit to Eric Garcia for his ingenuity.

0

I like the combination of gory action and deeper meaning. While the main character can be sometimes hard to relate too, I think over all the movie works well. May not be so popular with women as the gory scenes can get a bit intense.

4.0
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