The reviews are coming in for the upcoming film Repo Men!
Cole Smithy – www.colesmithy.com
“Repo Men” is a joyless experiment in stupefaction. Like pornography, you know it when you see it, and you’ve seen all before.”
Michael Rechtshaffen – www.hollywoodreporter.com
“Bottom Line: Let the 2010 Razzies race begin! 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.
Massawyrm – www.aintitcool.com
“I’d love to see what this guy can do with a script containing a shred of originality. I’m sure it could be pretty bad ass.But this is garbage only digestible by those who are not already sci-fi literate.”
Cinnerd – www.blogcritics.org
“Some directors just can’t help but wear their influences on their sleeves. “
Owen Gleiberman – www.ew.com
“Repo Men, however, just turns into a grisly one-note chase thriller, with Law slaughtering more folks on the run than he ever did as a repo man. C-“
Tom Meek – www.thephoenix.com
“Given the ingenious high concept and the impressive ensemble, Repo Men should have offered some lacerating satire, but
the derivative filmmaking (whole sets and scenes are lifted from Blade Runner, Pulp Fiction, and Old Boy) and reality-show dialogue take the heart right out of it.”
Nick Pinkerton – www.villagevoice.com
“a supercilious inhumanity-of-the-system fable that the invisible hand will mercifully sweep into discount-DVD oblivion.”
Miles Dolphin – www. Soundonsight.org
“Not only have moviegoers put up with remake after remake for the past decade or so,
but now Universal Pictures and its visionless executives felt it was necessary to use the exact same storyline as Darren Lynn Bousman’s rock opera.”
Summer Rogers – www.dailytitan.com
“The film is an edge-of-your-seat thrill ride and even has some humorous moments. It is also graphic and has plenty of blood and gore to boot, so if you have a queasy stomach,
I would advise skipping this film (perhaps see The Bounty Hunter instead).
The movie is pure entertainment and should be viewed as such, because in some parts of the movie the situations seem a bit unrealistic.”
And a couple of quick blog Comments…
Jon Derek says:
“The story is deadly dull and has been done better elsewhere and far too often.
Whittaker and Law (two actors whose work I really enjoy) have zero chemistry in this film. The story is unrealistic and ultimately pointless with the ol’ twist ending.
Bottom line: bad sci-fi, poorly executed.”
“It’s come time to either accept the CUT-PASTE-REARRANGE of high concept wanna-be blockbusters, or stay away from the theater.”