Repo Men

Repo Men [Blu Ray]: when organ replacements are bought on hire purchase, people who miss payments have said organs removed by repo men. Jude Law is in the future again, hanging out with cyborgs again, sporting an awful accent… again. Live Schreiber is a snake oil salesman / shark in a suit… again. So the casting’s not very imaginative. Storywise, it hurts your head to watch such an incoherently directed film: three months pass in 5 minutes. One character goes from rich to unwell, to a hobo, then finds hobo love, then becomes an action hero, then a blood fetishist… Then from out of nowhere someone gets a conscience. It’s generally hard to know what’s what in the mangled plot, as well as how much time has passed and what’s supposed to have happened between the scenes. There’s some heavy flow gore (done well), cheeky product placement, a ridiculous voiceover, and it’s the only film I’ll probably ever watch and shout “Scan her tits!” at the screen. Things eventually pick up with a semi-redemptive OTT knife-and-saw fight near the end, followed by an insane blood orgy and a half-decent ending that made me add a 1/2 mark out of pity. The other two points are for Whittaker and the soundtrack. Blu Ray picture and sound are both solid – but just don’t waste your time with the film! Repo Men is a classic case of great idea with batshit terrible execution; rendering it the definition of idiotic.

Score: 2.5/10

2 comments
  1. thelukok said:

    I enjoyed this one to an certain extent. The fact that they can kill anyone they want, and take their organs, whenever they want, really looked unrealistic to me. But when you think some more about it, is it really?
    Banks kick people out of houses without blinking, they take cars, they destroy lives without any remorse, after thinking about it for a while i concluded that it’s not really that far fetched.

    The script could have really benefited from another draft or two. I really like Whittaker though.
    All in all, the film had a really good premise, but failed to build on it.

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  2. Been wanting to see this for a long time. After reading your review, the title’s been pushed further down on my to-see list. May check it out someday, though.

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