A man (Jude Law) who repossesses organs from indebted transplant patients goes on the run when he cannot make the payments on his own artificial heart.
" There's a key organ missing from the movie itself: a brain. In its place is a memory bank of other, better movies. "
" This was too long, mean, and gory for me, though the satirical gloss and well-executed trick ending will probably impress some. "
" With its radiantly ugly visuals, mean-spirited worldview and gut-wrenching levels of gore, Repo Men is about as entertaining as a burst appendix. "
" Repo Men, rough though it is, is disturbing enough, funny enough and shocking enough to work on some weird level. "
" As a recession-era satire, Repo Men strikes a very bitter chord. "
" Repo Men sets up and puts into motion an attention-grabbing premise, and then, for the most part, just goes to typical places with it. "
" 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. "
" There are plenty of moments when the appearance of a flying, green-glow Chevy Malibu would be a welcome distraction. "
" At least a robotic handclap is due to director Sapochnik for working within his limitations (including obvious budgetary ones) and giving this Frankenstein beast as much forward momentum as it possesses. "
" Repo Men is basically a soulless slasher flick, and one that demeans its gifted performers. "
" Under the uncertain direction of Miguel Sapochnik, the actors often seem at a loss...The inconsistency of tone is impossible to ignore. "
" One can forgive the movie's defects, and its indecision about being tragedy or comedy. "
" It's tough to recommend Repo Men outright, but you could do worse when trolling multiplex halls. "
" Law and Whitaker are disastrous in the lead roles. It's a dreary and violent film that betrays its three years spent on the shelf. "
" The overused homages and a tacked-on twist ending are just failed attempts to save Repo Men from its own shallow blood lust. "
" Still, despite its flaws, this ambitious parable is enjoyable, and sometimes viscerally moving. "
" Why good actors like Forest Whitaker and Liev Schreiber have taken major roles in this wrongheaded effort is perhaps the most compelling question posed by this film. "
" Better and smarter than you might expect. "
" Alternately smirking and dully disgusting. "
" It's a film to be endured more than experienced. "
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