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Repo Men

Sci-Fi . Crime . Thriller . Science Fiction . Action

In the future, medical technology has advanced to the point where people can buy artificial organs to extend their lives. But if they default on payments, an organization known as the Union sends agents to repossess the organs. Remy is one of the best agents in the business, but when he becomes the recipient of an artificial heart, he finds himself in the same dire straits as his many victims.

Actors: Liza Lapira , Tiffany Espensen , Joe Pingue , RZA , Chandler Canterbury , Carice van Houten , Liev Schreiber , Alice Braga , Forest Whitaker , Jude Law
Directors: Miguel Sapochnik
Country: USA , CANADA
Release: 2010-03-19
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  • Rene Rodriguez

    The sci-fi thriller Repo Men gets off to a sluggish start. But wait. You have to give the movie time to find its groove and establish its premise.

    Miami Herald Full Review
  • John Anderson

    Repo Men grafts moral ambiguity onto the action thriller, and the result is a weird but likably misshapen beast.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • James Berardinelli

    One problem with Repo Men is that there's not enough material to sustain a 111-minute motion picture.

    ReelViews Full Review
  • Keith Phipps

    It’s a time-waster with brains, but ultimately not enough brains, and one that wastes too much time.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • Roger Ebert

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

    Chicago Sun-Times Full Review
  • Mick LaSalle

    There's a good idea behind Repo Men, not a whole lot of thinking, but at least one whole idea.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
  • Wesley Morris

    There is a mild pleasure in the sight of Jude Law pirouetting with a hacksaw through gangs of extras, but the amusement is notional. I actually don’t find him terribly interesting as a kinetic object.

    Boston Globe Full Review
  • Joe Williams

    If Repo Men could have sustained its ghoulish humor, it might have been a guilty pleasure.

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch Full Review
  • Bill Goodykoontz

    There's not a lot of humor here, just violence and more violence. The acting is fine enough - Whitaker, of the talented bunch, seems to be having the best time - but the slicing and dicing overpowers the cast, the story and everything else.

    Arizona Republic Full Review
  • Stephen Holden

    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.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Owen Gleiberman

    A grisly one-note chase thriller.

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Joe Neumaier

    The big problem here is that dark sci-fi satire works best when it aims for several targets. Repo Men aims at corporate greed, which is good, but doesn’t fill in the details.

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • Keith Uhlich

    A tedious example of speculative fiction.

    Time Out New York Full Review
  • Marc Savlov

    Where has all the fun science-fiction filmmaking gone?

    Austin Chronicle Full Review
  • Robert Abele

    There's a key organ missing from the movie itself: a brain. In its place is a memory bank of other, better movies.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Carrie Rickey

    As an account of how for-profit big business literally rips a consumer's heart out, Repo Men is too graphic for me.

    Philadelphia Inquirer Full Review
  • Claudia Puig

    Sitting through this movie is worse than being locked in a room with a continuous loop of "Nip/Tuck" playing on a jumbo screen.

    USA Today Full Review
  • Jordan Burchette

    It’s not cynically bad, it’s simply a case of movie malpractice.

    Premiere Full Review
  • Roger Moore

    This is not a bad cast, but whatever wit the script aims for is lost in the queasy details director Miguel Sapochnik found more fascinating.

    Orlando Sentinel Full Review
  • Ian Buckwalter

    The overused homages and a tacked-on twist ending are just failed attempts to save Repo Men from its own shallow blood lust.

    NPR Full Review
  • Marc Mohan

    What could have been a biting, darkly comic action flick about capitalistic health care run amok is instead a familiar, gory, post-apocalyptic slog.

    Portland Oregonian Full Review
  • Andy Klein

    Whitaker and Schreiber, both of whom are capable of brilliance, are stuck in one-dimensional roles. It’s not only the characters who have mechanical organs; the film itself is equally lifeless and cold.

    Christian Science Monitor Full Review
  • Michael Rechtshaffen

    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.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Stephanie Zacharek

    It's sad when a bit of grim futuristic silliness like Repo Men falls short on all counts, down to the most basic level of entertainment value. Full Review
  • Lou Lumenick

    Repo Men is a rare film where Toronto plays itself. It's also the first I've ever seen where a typewriter is used as a lethal weapon.

    New York Post Full Review
  • Liam Lacey

    The obvious question about Repo Men: Why bother?

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Full Review
  • Wade Major

    Should be immediately screened in film schools across the world as a shining example of everything that is wrong with the American studio system and the increasingly dreadful junk it produces.

    Boxoffice Magazine Full Review
  • Justin Chang

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

    Variety Full Review
  • Nick Pinkerton

    The movie shares this premise with 2008's "Repo!: The Genetic Opera." It would be worth researching who ripped off whom if both weren't ghastly.

    Village Voice Full Review
  • Joe Morgenstern

    Basically a soulless slasher flick, and one that demeans its gifted performers.

    Wall Street Journal Full Review
  • J.R. Jones

    Has exactly the same premise (Repo! The Genetic Opera).

    Chicago Reader Full Review
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