Repo! The Genetic Opera

Metascore
32

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 15
  2. Negative: 7 out of 15

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Critic Reviews

  1. 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.
  2. 50
    Only time will tell whether REPO! can live up to its cult potential, but the potential is most definitely there.
  3. Paris Hilton also turns up, still trying to be famous for more than being famous. She has a ways to go.
  4. This would-be cult film is unlikely to inspire "Rocky Horror"-style devotion.
  5. Reviewed by: Jenni Miller
    50
    While Repo! is obviously no "Zauberflöte," it does offer up spectacle on an operatic scale.
  6. 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.
  7. 40
    Feels destined to please a campy coterie of fans and no one else.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 116 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 65
  2. Negative: 9 out of 65
  1. Jan 4, 2015
    10
    A fantastic musical and movie. The cast is great and perform exceptionally. The story is good and well written as are the songs. If you areA fantastic musical and movie. The cast is great and perform exceptionally. The story is good and well written as are the songs. If you are looking for a good horror/musical give it a watch. Full Review »
  2. Apr 13, 2013
    10
    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 BUYthis 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. MarkK
    Apr 14, 2009
    2
    Don't believe your friends. This is not the next Rocky Horror. It's not even the next Shock Treatment. It's a glossy, Don't believe your friends. This is not the next Rocky Horror. It's not even the next Shock Treatment. It's a glossy, fast-edited version of a completely forgettable musical. Ultimately, the music -- combined with inane lyrics -- does discredit to people like Sarah Brightman and Ogre, who have stamped their names onto this mess. It's an brave attempt, perhaps, but ultimately the music sucks. Visually, the film is striking at points but clearly derivative, riffing off of the videogame BioShock and Blade Runner... but the visuals are weakened by jerky "Saw"-like jumpcuts, and the general lack of ambiance, both with the music, and with the somewhat substandard background atmospherics, drowned out by the craptacular soundtrack. There will be those who watch this a half-dozen times with their friends who start to appreciate the musical suckitude and learning some of the lyrics... but these are probably the same people who enjoy watching two girls, one cup. There is actual talent involved in this project... but unfortunately, the project just wasn't a good one. And no, it's not that I don't appreciate other things in this genre. Instead, we see goo musicians defer to some L.A. hipster's music... someone with no real experience for writing notable music... and it shows! What a complete misuse of Ogre and Sarah Brightman! (What is it about L.A. that it tends to take musical influences from everywhere else in the world and turns it into boring, generic lame metally dreck?!) At this point, the majority of 54 people rating this on Metacritic have said good things about this movie... but that's a sign of little more than a L.A. cult of personality. Not a Rocky... not a Hedwig... not a Dr. Horrible. Not even a Shock Treatment. Some of the Hot Topic crowd will get excited about this commercially prepackaged angst, but really, let's hope they off themselves soon and put the rest of us out of their misery. Full Review »