RoboCop (2013)

RoboCop (2013)

RoboCop (2013)

Sci-fi actioner set in 2028 Detroit. When a policeman is critically injured, a robotics corporation sees their chance to prototype their futuristic crime-fighting machine: a part-man, part-robot police officer. Stars Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Keaton. Remake of the 1987 Paul Verhoeven-directed film.

Cop and dedicated family man Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) is the victim of a car bombing and left in a critical condition. But what is a crisis for his wife (Abbie Cornish) and son becomes an opportunity for multinational company OmniCorp, who have made billions building robots and drones for the US military and want to bring this technology to American soil. OmniCorp's CEO (Keaton) expects massive revenue and positive public opinion from turning Murphy into a prototype part-man, part-machine police officer - but the results of putting a man inside a machine prove unpredictable...

2013Rating: M, Science fiction themes and violence117 minsUSA
ActionScience Fiction
87%
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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

flicks

Better than it almost has any real right to be, José Padilha’s RoboCop reboot is an example to Hollywood as to how they should be done. Quickly putting distance between itself and Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 original, this RoboCop is a much different beast, and thankfully not in a Total Recall way. Where the latter remake (coincidentally of another beloved Verhoeven pic) annoyingly played up to fans with knowing callbacks in the hope of glossing over constant deficiencies, they’re largely absent here barring the odd line of dialogue, visual reference and welcome inclusion of Basil Poledouris’ stirring score.

4.0

Nothing special here. Avoid.

2.0

Nope - Samual Jackson in this - NO!!

Stick to Marvel films buddy!! This film was not bad if you took Samuel L Jackson out of this film.. his narrating in movie was terrible.

1.0

Robocop

This remake is the same theme as the original (the classic) only not as dark.

3.0

Careful how you ride that bike or you'll hit a plot hole

A nice time killing actioner that does what it says on the box. Robot Cop blows sh*t up. Which is fine, the plot doesn't always make sense but the film looks pretty and that's what they seemed to be going for. Unfortunately the original Robocop was a ham fisted metaphor for the growing gap between rich & poor, and how that was enforced by the political...

3.0

An honest attempt

The film is expectedly cheesy and bearable to watch, but just didn't have that wow factor to re-franchise the character. It was, however, enhanced by the complications of morality surrounding human rights and emotion, creating a somewhat progressive intensity towards the end. wait for the dvd release :)

3.0

Save your money!

A reproduction that doesn’t reach the original, underlined by bad acting and finished of with the same old same old primitive “happy happy, pancake pancake” American ending.

1.0

Robocop

Hollywood had some serious balls to remake Paul Verhoven's 1987 cult classic, Robocop. Then again, in an age of reboots and remakes, It's not unexpected. Many fans of the original were ready to hate this. fortunately, this flawed Robocop reboot is sleek, stylish with a surprising amount of substance. The satire and bloody ultraviolence are gone, bringing in...

4.0

Good for a film called Robocop

Darker, and less tongue in cheek than the original, Robocop places itself in the same quasi-real setting as the recent Dark Knight films. Joel Kinnaman isn't a bland as the lead and feels miscast. However, Oldman is superb, as always, and the special effects are superb (and gross). Fun, loud and forgettable.

3.0

Dead or Alive You're coming with me

I am a die hard fan of the original and to be honest I went to see this with a more than a little trepidation, but I was honestly surprised. I really enjoyed it, as a remake it wasn't bad at all. Its very entertaining and it has real heart at the base of story, it made Alex more human and the initial struggle and alex wanting to die was conveyed in a...

4.0

Pleasantly surprised

Ok, I am a big fan of Robocop 1987,as its was the most amazing film at the time, especially for a 12 year old. And like other reviewers, I was expecting to hate this one, so I went in with low expectations. (I really didn't like the total recall remake, with the lens flares driving me to distraction) Robocop 2014 is not bad at all, its got some nice...

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

It's a less playful enterprise than the original, but meets the era's darker demands for action reboots with machine-tooled efficiency and a hint of soul.

Total Film

Total Film

press

Exciting, pacey and thoughtful sci-fi actioner.

4.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Junking Verhoeven's sledgehammer satire in favour of real-world politics and 12A thrills, this is a slicker, shinier, admittedly inferior affair - but it's by no means a write-off.

3.0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

The film is not only unchallenging, it seems actively scared of challenging us. You emerge feeling pacified and only semi-entertained.

3.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A deafening, boring action pile-up that is more Call of Duty than Robocop.

1.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

This remake of the 1987 dystopian classic has a better cast, more meticulous script and, naturally, flashier effects, but it lacks the original's wit and subversive slipperiness.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Throughout, one character refers to the new RoboCop as 'Tin Man' and to the film's credit, it desperately wants to have a heart. Oh, if it only had a brain.

2.0
Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

flicks

Better than it almost has any real right to be, José Padilha’s RoboCop reboot is an example to Hollywood as to how they should be done. Quickly putting distance between itself and Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 original, this RoboCop is a much different beast, and thankfully not in a Total Recall way. Where the latter remake (coincidentally of another beloved Verhoeven pic) annoyingly played up to fans with knowing callbacks in the hope of glossing over constant deficiencies, they’re largely absent here barring the odd line of dialogue, visual reference and welcome inclusion of Basil Poledouris’ stirring score.

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

It's a less playful enterprise than the original, but meets the era's darker demands for action reboots with machine-tooled efficiency and a hint of soul.

Total Film

Total Film

press

Exciting, pacey and thoughtful sci-fi actioner.

4.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Junking Verhoeven's sledgehammer satire in favour of real-world politics and 12A thrills, this is a slicker, shinier, admittedly inferior affair - but it's by no means a write-off.

3.0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

The film is not only unchallenging, it seems actively scared of challenging us. You emerge feeling pacified and only semi-entertained.

3.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A deafening, boring action pile-up that is more Call of Duty than Robocop.

1.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

This remake of the 1987 dystopian classic has a better cast, more meticulous script and, naturally, flashier effects, but it lacks the original's wit and subversive slipperiness.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Throughout, one character refers to the new RoboCop as 'Tin Man' and to the film's credit, it desperately wants to have a heart. Oh, if it only had a brain.

2.0

Nothing special here. Avoid.

2.0

Nope - Samual Jackson in this - NO!!

Stick to Marvel films buddy!! This film was not bad if you took Samuel L Jackson out of this film.. his narrating in movie was terrible.

1.0

Robocop

This remake is the same theme as the original (the classic) only not as dark.

3.0

Careful how you ride that bike or you'll hit a plot hole

A nice time killing actioner that does what it says on the box. Robot Cop blows sh*t up. Which is fine, the plot doesn't always make sense but the film looks pretty and that's what they seemed to be going for. Unfortunately the original Robocop was a ham fisted metaphor for the growing gap between rich & poor, and how that was enforced by the political...

3.0

An honest attempt

The film is expectedly cheesy and bearable to watch, but just didn't have that wow factor to re-franchise the character. It was, however, enhanced by the complications of morality surrounding human rights and emotion, creating a somewhat progressive intensity towards the end. wait for the dvd release :)

3.0

Save your money!

A reproduction that doesn’t reach the original, underlined by bad acting and finished of with the same old same old primitive “happy happy, pancake pancake” American ending.

1.0

Robocop

Hollywood had some serious balls to remake Paul Verhoven's 1987 cult classic, Robocop. Then again, in an age of reboots and remakes, It's not unexpected. Many fans of the original were ready to hate this. fortunately, this flawed Robocop reboot is sleek, stylish with a surprising amount of substance. The satire and bloody ultraviolence are gone, bringing...

4.0

Good for a film called Robocop

Darker, and less tongue in cheek than the original, Robocop places itself in the same quasi-real setting as the recent Dark Knight films. Joel Kinnaman isn't a bland as the lead and feels miscast. However, Oldman is superb, as always, and the special effects are superb (and gross). Fun, loud and forgettable.

3.0

Dead or Alive You're coming with me

I am a die hard fan of the original and to be honest I went to see this with a more than a little trepidation, but I was honestly surprised. I really enjoyed it, as a remake it wasn't bad at all. Its very entertaining and it has real heart at the base of story, it made Alex more human and the initial struggle and alex wanting to die was conveyed in a...

4.0

Pleasantly surprised

Ok, I am a big fan of Robocop 1987,as its was the most amazing film at the time, especially for a 12 year old. And like other reviewers, I was expecting to hate this one, so I went in with low expectations. (I really didn't like the total recall remake, with the lens flares driving me to distraction) Robocop 2014 is not bad at all, its got some...

4.0