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For a price, any organ in your body can be replaced. But it can also be repossessed.
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.
Without a doubt this has got to be one of the most underrated films ever! I loved the pairing of Jude Law and Forest Whitaker! And Live Schreiber is the cherry on top! It has an intriguing and very unique premise that is as dark as it is gruesomely gory!
The Sci-fi Action flick boasts plenty of relentlessly violent action scenes one of which was definitely an attempt at recreating the hallway fight scene in the original Oldboy!
The pink room scene blew me away!
It seems people have either never heard of this or completely shit on it, but I happen to think this is a pretty damn cool action/sci-fi/thriller flick. There are always long periods of time in between my viewings of this, and each time I expect to rewatch it and completely understand the hate for this - but I haven't yet. It's very entertaining and Jude Law and Forest Whitaker make for a badass team-up. Of course there's the countless clichés and such, but I still tend to think this is quite underrated for what it is.
Repo Men sets in a dystopian future where if you can't pay for your artificial organs, Jude Law and his gang will come and reclaim it.
'' My job is simple. Can't pay for your car, the bank takes it back. Can't pay for your house, the bank takes it back. Can't pay for your liver, well, that's where I come in.''
Strange. I remember the pacing to be quite fast in the beginning, but now that I rewatched it again, it seemed draggy. The hallway fight scene was also less epic than I've remembered. I used to love this film. Now it's just.. it's just plain boring. (still love the gore though)
J-Lizzle in the lab cooking up beatz with the Rza whilst Ghost Dog watches over.
The movie is all heart with no soul. The Oldboy rip-off felt like a corridor scene without an exit. And the Brazil ending saved it from completely falling off the cliff.
"There'll be no violence and gore in the first 15 minutes of this film." I thought as I sat down with my full plate of roast chicken and potatoes. Barely had enough time to get my first bite in.
Film #27 of No Rewatch November
Damn, they do not hold back! Jude gives the koreans a run for their money hammer-wise. It's his movie all the way. He's a total badass and he sells everything which is pretty well done considering a lot of what happens and a good deal of the dialogue is a hard sell.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
A bloody sci-fi action thriller that has its funny moments but lacks a bit in the originality department. I got spoiled about the fact that there's a twist ending a long ago, so "Meh." was pretty much my reaction when the credits started to roll.
I did not think I would like this movie...
After recent Sci-Fi duds like Surrogates, Book of Eli, Daybreakers, etc. I entered this movie not expecting much other than a few cheap thrills and special effects.
Boy I was wrong. Yes, this is still a commercial Hollywood flick. Yes, it heavily borrows from "Blade Runner", "Matrix", "Fight Club" (and even a tip of the hat to "Old Boy" and glimpses of "Strange Days' and "Natural Born Killers"), but it also brings a few notions and signts all of its own. There are moments in the story that will become instant classics and no doubt inspiration source for other movies in the future. Surprisingly, and unlike most blockbuster fare, this movie…
I wish my best friend was Forest Whitaker
Truly an underrated sci-fi flick. It's unfortunate it took me so long to watch it. The good things about this film far out weigh the few cliches.
Whoa some of the surgery scenes were graphic. Pretty cool lookin sci-fi city and yes Liev Schreiber.
This is basically just a time-passer, you get pretty much what you expect which is a decent action film that you will mostly forget a day later. Don’t really care for Jude Law at all but he does a decent job I guess. You should be able to see the ending from a mile away.
Very interesting premise with my very favorite film narrator of all time (Jude Law) and well acted throughout. However it quickly fell into cliches and predictability although it had great potential. Not a half bad action film, but not quite anything different. Which is unfortunate, but I'll always love Jude Law.
Remy (Jude Law) and Jake (Forest Whitaker) are repossession specialists in the medical field, unfortunately this means they're the guys that come take your organs when you fall behind on your payments.
Repo Men is a blunt and clever critic on the American health care system and corporate culture in general. Set in a dystopian near future, reminiscent of parts Blade Runner and Equilibrium, Remy must come to terms with his roll in a society that has little value for the individual.
The film is truly beautifully shot, designed and scored, but lacks such care concerning the plot and characters. Besides Remy himself every other character is a two-dimensional caricature; the nagging bitchy wife, corperate buzz word boss, cute largely…
Top Thrillers ranked between 3 1/2 stars and 5 stars!
A running list of dystopian films. Specifically near and far-future dystopias (as opposed to non-fiction present day or historical-dystopias).