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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  1. Reviewed by: Sean O'Neal
    75
    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.
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 109 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 62
  2. Negative: 8 out of 62
  1. 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 »
  2. 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 »
  3. May 2, 2015
    10
    This film was made by the same duo that made Devil's Carnival. It is well worth the watch for both films, as long as you approach it with aThis film was made by the same duo that made Devil's Carnival. It is well worth the watch for both films, as long as you approach it with a mindset that it doesn't want or need to be taken seriously, and you don't mind listening to people sing, Watch through it and make your own judgements. Personally, I think it worth the time, as the songs tend to pop into your head weeks or months later, and you find your favorites on youtube just to hear them again. Full Review »