All the films mentioned by name in Kim Newman's definitive encyclopedia of horror films, Nightmare Movies. Well worth a read.…
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…
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)
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.…
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.
Spectacularly, and at times unnecessarily, violent sci-fi action film starring Forest Whitaker & Jude Law that, a little surprisingly, I actually quite enjoyed.
I mean it's more than a little ridiculous (can you imagine a society that puts a price on healthcare?!) but it's handled well and there are enough twists and turns to keep it interesting. Some of the design elements work really well and I actually didn't see the ending coming at all.
Not an instant classic, and debatably not a film I'd bother watching again, but it did the job.
Bloody violent though.
That was a stupid movie with an absolutely flawed plot . Such rediculous "artistic" scenes. Waste of my time .
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Funciona muito bem como exemplar do gênero de ação. Situado em um mundo distópico e ambientado em uma premissa interessante, Repomen até tem seus deslizes (como batalhas inorgânicas a trama) mas o final surpreendente pincela de maneira criativa tais escolhas do diretor.
solid dystopian. cool cast. fun ride. entertaining. sexy. cool. nice arc. satisfying, which also means it gives you what you want and what you already know but still suspenseful enough. as with any dystopian can't help but be cheesy with the symbolism but this one's so outrageous i like it.
Unausgegoren, aber unterhaltsam und inhaltlich alles andere als uninteressant.
Baseado no livro The Repossession Mambo publicado em 2009 por Eric Garcia, Repo Men é uma ficção cientifica adaptada pelo próprio Garcia em parceria com Garrett Lerner, e direção de Miguel Sapochnik. Em um futuro próximo a sociedade utiliza com frequência os serviços da empresa The Union, que fornece órgãos mecânicos para seres humanos. Caso o comprador não honre a dívida, a empresa tem o direito legal de reintegração do orgão. Jude Law interpreta Remy, um coletor de órgãos da empresa The Union, quando sofrer um ataque cardíaco durante um serviço Remy é submetido a uma cirurgia, onde lhe é transplantado um dos corações fabricados pela The Union. Em consequência do ocorrido, Remy deixa de exercendo seu trabalho, sem ter…
Remy: Almost every job I do ends the exact same way. Some whimper. Some cry. Some even laugh. But in the end, they all do the same horizontal mambo, twitching and thrusting their way into the great beyond.
In a dystopian future where capitalism is running wild, people who suffer from a terminal disease can acquire artificial organs on a loan. Default on your payments though and on the 96th day , Jude Law and Forest Whitaker will come collect the organ. Don't worry they are obliged to ask if you prefer to have an ambulance on stand bye, thought that might not be of much help if they come to collect your liver or lungs.
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