Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 15
  2. Negative: 7 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Sean O'Neal
    Piles on the glam-rock spectacle and coal-black comedy at such a brusque pace that it often seems in danger of rattling off the rails entirely.
  2. This would-be cult film is unlikely to inspire "Rocky Horror"-style devotion.
  3. Reviewed by: Jenni Miller
    While Repo! is obviously no "Zauberflöte," it does offer up spectacle on an operatic scale.
  4. Reviewed by: Mariko McDonald
    Only time will tell whether REPO! can live up to its cult potential, but the potential is most definitely there.
  5. 50
    It's not often you come across a film as unique as this, and while my taste for liver, lights, and sweetbreads isn't what it once was, this is still a fine post-Halloween aperitif, with guts to spare.
  6. Paris Hilton also turns up, still trying to be famous for more than being famous. She has a ways to go.
  7. Check out the trailer before you commit to this one; if it's for you, you'll know instantly. And if it's not, you'll know that, too.
  8. 40
    Feels destined to please a campy coterie of fans and no one else.
  9. 38
    There probably aren't enough futuristic Goth rock musicals, but Repo! The Genetic Opera is weak on a couple of things a musical needs: music and lyrics.
  10. Reviewed by: Sean Howe
    If steampunk bloodbaths aren't for you, it's a long wait for the fat lady to sing.
  11. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    The biggest mystery about Repo! The Genetic Opera is why the grisly Goth-horror musical is opening the week after Halloween. The second-biggest mystery is why this unfunny, unscary, preposterous bloodbath about organ transplants is opening at all.
  12. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    So over-the-top it's purple. At the same time, it's not too many lengths of intestine beyond some mainstream movies, "Sweeney Todd" being the most obvious comparison.
  13. 12
    Misery is enduring this Rocky Horror Paris Show.
  14. 10
    The grim finality of the ensuing pietà suggests the last act of Hamlet or, rather, Hamlet 2--so embarrassing that, for the first time, I wanted to avert my eyes from the screen, although that might have also been because Repo! appears to have been shot with a cell phone.
  15. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    The film is bad -- not good-bad, tacky-bad or fun-bad, just plain awful and nearly unwatchable.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 103 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 60
  2. Negative: 8 out of 60
  1. Mar 8, 2014
    Just as bloody, gory and terrifying as the "Saw" series. We have some nice music and lyrics but it gets exceedingly dull as the movie trudges on. Full Review »
  2. Apr 13, 2013
    this is by far my favorite movie ever the songs are great the acting is good and the story is awesome if you've never seen this movie GO BUY IT NOW! also paris hilton is unrecognizable in this. Full Review »
  3. Sep 6, 2012
    Where do I start?
    The acting was good, the music was catchy, it was silly and dark at the same time, it was just a great film all together.

    The music was amazing and I still sing it all the time, the lyrics where between actual music and just a conversation (an abnormal conversation, these characters have nothing normal to talk about) which they actually pulled off pretty well.
    It was silly, the scenes with the Largo's (Pavi, Luigi, Amber and Rotti) never took themselves seriously (except maybe a few parts with Rotti,) and the plot didn't always want to be taken seriously. It was extremely surreal and that's what I love about it.
    Yet again, the plot didn't always want to be taken seriously and a couple things just came out of nowhere and left just as quickly (which pisses me off in ANY movie,) but mostly it wasn't a terrible plot.
    It was dark. Two words, organ repossessions. You can't have that and not have it be dark. It doesn't happen.
    Yes, Shilo could be a total **** and the plot jumped around in a few places, but this is an awesome movie. I haven't seen Repo Men yet, so let's not bring that rip-off up.
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