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Repo Men (2010)



Critic Consensus: Repo Men has an intriguing premise, as well as a likable pair of leads, but they're wasted on a rote screenplay, indifferent direction, and mind-numbing gore.

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In the futuristic action-thriller "Repo Men," humans have extended and improved our lives through highly sophisticated and expensive mechanical organs created by a company called The Union. The dark side of these medical breakthroughs is that if you don't pay your bill, The Union sends its highly skilled repo men to take back its property -- with no concern for your comfort or survival. Remy is one of the best organ repo men in the business. But, when he suffers a cardiac failure on the job, he awakens to find himself fitted with the company's top-of-the-line heart-replacement -- as well as a hefty debt. When he can't make the payments, The Union sends its toughest enforcer, Remy's former partner Jake, to track him down.

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Tiffany Espensen
as Little Alva
as T-Bone
Max Turnbull
as Larry the Lung
Howard Hoover
as Salesman
Robert Dodds
as Salesman
Raff Law
as Young Remy
Tremayne Corion
as Young Jake
Marty Adams
as Obese Man
Daniel Kash
as Chipped Tooth
Carlos Diaz
as Cab Passenger
Imali Perera
as Q Nurse
Tannis Burnett
as Hallway Nurse
Heather Hodgson
as Remy's Female Customer
Bruce Gooch
as Remy's Male Customer
Laytrel McMullen
as Jump Rope Girl
Ellie Ellwand
as Jump Rope Girl
Alie Rutty
as Jump Rope Girl
Kenny Robinson
as Gruff Repo Man
Matt Baram
as Doctor
Jim Annan
as TSA Guard
Alice Poon
as TSA Agent
Simon Northwood
as TSA Agent
Wayne Downer
as TSA Agent
John MacDonald
as TSA Agent
Neil Whitely
as Passenger
Marium Carvell
as Passenger
Daniel Levesque
as Curious Man
Michael Grajewski
as Repo Trainee
Zoé Mugford
as Technician
Philip Nessel
as Sick Father
Katie Bergin
as Woman in Bathroom
Jee-Yun Lee
as Newswoman
Tino Monte
as Newsman
John Picard
as Raggedy Dude
Kevin Rushton
as Artiforg Arm
Alicia Turner
as Repo Woman
Angelina Assereto
as Bikini Girl
Ciara Jones
as Subway Girl
Riley Jones
as Young Debtor
Angelina Asseretto
as Bikini Girl
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Critic Reviews for Repo Men

All Critics (154) | Top Critics (43)

This was too long, mean, and gory for me, though the satirical gloss and well-executed trick ending will probably impress some.

December 15, 2010 | Full Review…

Better and smarter than you might expect.

July 6, 2010 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The overused homages and a tacked-on twist ending are just failed attempts to save Repo Men from its own shallow blood lust.

July 4, 2010 | Rating: 3.4/10 | Full Review…
Top Critic

One of the worst endings of any film, ever. Seriously. Ever.

April 21, 2010 | Rating: 1/5

Great stuff at first, but when Law grows a conscience and goes underground with the uninsured, the narrative excitement slumps.

April 16, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

While Forest Whitaker's conflicted thug brings languid menace, there's little to up the tension. And among all the film's icky incisions, there's a feeling a better film is lying on the cutting room floor.

April 15, 2010 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for Repo Men

Despite its interesting premise, this film is insipid and not very original, and it goes on limping between serious action and awkward satire. What makes it a bit better, though, is its last twenty minutes, with a terrific, badass ending that will leave you thrilled and chuckling at the same time.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


Working for a mysterious, nefarious organization, two men collect organs on lease in the near future. Released in 2010, after the latest financial meltdown ravaged the U.S. economy, Repo Men is a satire clearly aimed at American big business, equating their greedy foreclosures with stealing people's lifeblood. It's clever, and the novel on which this film is based probably works better, but as a film, the exposition is entirely too long. Also, the characters degrade into gangster film cliches. Remy has the disapproving wife and innocent child, and he eventually grows a conscience about his work (but seems to have no problem with the blood-letting of his former co-workers), and Jake is as gung-ho as ever. We've seen these characters in many genres, and the concept doesn't do enough to set them apart. Other reviewers have revealed that there's a twist ending, so I'm able to say that I liked it without giving it away. Overall, there's a lot to like about the concept and the story here, but the characters remain types, not unique or fleshed-out people.

Jim Hunter
Jim Hunter

Super Reviewer

The RZA was pretty cool...I guess. The acting by Jude Law and Forrest Whitaker can't stop the terrible mess this film becomes in its 2nd half. The ending is like Brazil, a deus machina, but fails flat. Overall, the only outstanding positive part would be the gore and action which shows that you don't mess with the organ business.

paul oh
paul oh

Super Reviewer

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