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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.
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.
Let's be clear on one thing here: The only reason I watched Repo Men was because it happened to be in a double feature Blu-Ray set with Children of Men for the same price as just CoM, so I thought "Why not?" After all, it couldn't possibly be as bad as people say right? Right?....
Opinion time: Forest Whitaker is a terrible actor. I hated him in Taken 3 (Bagels 3?) where all he seemed to care about was the connection between Liam Neeson's accused crime and a warm bag of bagels. He brings no conviction to any of the characters I've seen him play, and he has yet to impress me. This film was no exception. Every scene…
I've never been a fan of Jude Law or the king of mumbling once known as Forest Whitaker, but I had hoped that Rotten Tomatoes was wrong about this one.
Unfortunately, RT was right even if they were a little harsh. This reminded me of Elysium a little to much and the appearance of Alice Braga didn't help matters. Law plays a family man who takes back people's organs without even flinching. A bit of a contradiction that may be excused by a great salary I suppose. The eventual "accident" and irony of Law's predicament works for a few minutes until you use your brain. A man goes from letting people die to being a savior at his own expense.…
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.
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.
A pretty ugly movie that I didn't feel quite nailed the satire it was going for, but did have a pretty crazy last third that goes to some gross places I wasn't quite expecting. Has a good ending that kinda makes up for some of the stuff I didn't like as much. Might watch again someday.
Repo Men is actually Repo! The Genetic Opera minus the opera… Jude Law and Forest Whitaker enter the world of repossession, but instead of repossessing cars or furniture, they are living in the future of 2025, where repo men cut out your organs for defaulting on loan payments.
The graphics of Repo Men is Terminator: Salvation meets Hostel. Each repossession involves a sequence of stalking, incapacitating, and eventually surgeoning to reclaim artificial technology keeping people alive. In a Minority Report styled world, the skills of malicious repo men like Jude Law & Forest Whittaker are enhanced by knives used to cut open flesh in broad daylight in the back of a taxi cab, tasers for shooting through the backs of people’s…
It's like a mix of Gillian's Brazil and Judge Dredd. Cool soundtrack, nice action and unexpected ending for that kind of a movie.
A pity that someone like Andrew Niccol didn't direct this. Far too unfocussed. It trys to give blood and guts without offering any real substance. The chemistry between Law and Whitaker feels rather forced. The ending is frustrating too.
Not so cool execution
Very derivative story here (it's almost identical to the 2008 release "Repo! The Genetic Opera"), about a future world where you can buy new organs to replace your own, but if you fall behind on payments, repo men will come to collect your organs from you. Jude Law is Remy, a repo man with a failing home life, a dead end job, and few prospects. He and his best friend, Jake (Forest Whittaker), compete against one another to see who can reclaim the most organs, but after a failed reclamation attempt, Remy finds himself on the opposite end of the stick, stuck with a new organ that he can't afford and the repo men are after him for non-payment. Alice…
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+ really interesting premise
+ Jude Law and Forest Whitaker are always fun to watch
- the potential is wasted, never going really in depth with the moral questions
- the ending (the last twist) doesn't make up for the shit that happens in the last 30 minutes... the scene with the torture porn is disgusting, the 180 of Whitakers character unplausible...
When I enthusiastically told my friend today that I watched Repo Men the night before, he assumed I was talking about the cult classic Repo Man. Because as anyone can see, I'm well movies. "No," I say, starting my soon-to-be catchphrase. "I mean the shit one."
Repo Men totally isn't shit though. Sure, Jude Law's jaded British accent comes across as a little sarky schoolboy at times, but the film is a great dystopian look at the future and how taking out a loan will literally kill you.
Hired to reclaim loaned organs inside customers with overdue payments, Jude Law's character changes his tune about the profession pretty quickly after he gets in an accident and winds up with a…
Su argumento es tan genial como ingenioso. El guión está muy bien desarrollado. La interpretaciones, sobre todo de los dos protagonistas, son magníficas. Pero lo que más me ha sorprendido -y creo que a los que han visto el film también- es el final.
All crime flicks listed here: small films, foreign language imports, high-profile flops or victims of unjust critical dismissal. Some were…
All the films mentioned by name in Kim Newman's definitive encyclopedia of horror films, Nightmare Movies. Well worth a read.…