For a price, any organ in your body can be replaced. But it can also be repossessed.
In the near future, when artificial human organs can be bought on credit, one man makes a living by repossessing organs their users can't pay for. What happens when the best repo man in the business can't make payments on his own artificial heart?
Repo Men is ridiculous, implausible, and completely rips off the hallway fight scene from Old Boy. On the other hand it's good, gory fun, and while it rips it off, it's still pretty bad-ass, as are many other scenes. I must say, though, it went from a 3 to a 3.5 in the third act, but the very end almost took it back down to a 3. I would have preferred the pink door conclusion. Either way I enjoyed it and feel it's a bit underrated.
"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.
Mejor me hubieran dado Leche Betty de chiquito.
Gracias a esta película, tengo nuevos estándares para ver películas de ciencia ficción. "Está malona, pero al menos no es Repo Men".
Además, si viste Brazil, 12 Monkeys e incluso OldBoy, hay algunas escenas que te pueden dar mucho coraje.
Jude Law and Forest Whitaker are repo men; if you can't pay for your artificial organs they come and take them back, after a certain amount of time.
Jude Law then gets in an accident and gets an artificial heart. What follows is a classic "future society with a corrupt system/problem gets taken down". The insane gore and cool action scenes make this worth seeing, even if it takes some time getting there and some plots are pretty stupid (looking at you, big obvious plot twist).
Lastly, Jude Law's wife in this = worst wife ever. Stupid bitch; even her kid's smarter than her. Asshole.
This movie wasn't compelling, extraordinary, nor was it the best science fiction I have seen. BUT it certainly WAS entertaining from top to bottom, beginning was a little shapeless but once the middle came around so did my attention.
Surprisingly good action/sci-fi flick with lots of blood.
Soundtrack was good too. If you're an action movie fan, it's worth watching for sure.
This film intrigues me to this day. The end was predictable yet I didn't see it coming, the plot is science fiction yet probably horribly closer than we'd like to think, and something I noticed but can't explain without delving into spoilers still blows my mind to this day. The film is certainly not the greatest of the year or anything, but definitely worth a watch if dystopian films are your thing.
A very odd movie that's incredibly uneven, I think it might have worked better had it not taken itself so seriously. Sadly, Liev Schreiber is the sole bright point in the film, mostly because he's the only one who seems to be having fun with the film's frankly ludicrous premise. The film is unable to convincingly build a world which would support the story it wants to tell, and I'd be more forgiving of that if the movie were just having some fun. However, since the movie wants to treat its entire premise as a serious look into the life of Jude Law's character, I'm a lot less willing to let it slide. Not worth the very long running time.
A movie that raises serious questions regarding moral and ethics. Also a film full of flaws but I believe that is per design. The maker of this movie knew from the begining that it would not reach very high on the ratings, thus trying to sell with an abundance of blood and violence, succeding to a certain degree but leaves a little more to ask for. Acting is good, Set is good, story is great and the end is almost masterful. Yet the movie is not particular good one.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
"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."
Sci-Fi is an interesting genre because you're not limited to the bounds of reality, you could make a film about anything you want. It's a genre that's had some of the most ground breaking works in both story telling and visuals. The director knows this because he's clearly seen many sci-fi films. Specifically Blade Runner, Brazil, THX 1138 and Total Recall, all of which he shamelessly rips off in his attempt of a science fiction classic; Repo Men.
The most important thing about the story…
Repo Men starts off very promising, but it gets unoriginal and boring on action terms.
Disappointingly drab. Law is weak in the lead role. The plot's potential isn't exploited. Dumb ending.
Man, I was really enjoying this film up until the last five minutes.