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  • Summary: In the year 2056 – the not so distant future – an epidemic of organ failures devastates the planet. Out of the tragedy, a savior emerges: GeneCo, a biotech company that offers organ transplants… for a price. Those who miss their payments are scheduled for repossession and hunted byIn the year 2056 – the not so distant future – an epidemic of organ failures devastates the planet. Out of the tragedy, a savior emerges: GeneCo, a biotech company that offers organ transplants… for a price. Those who miss their payments are scheduled for repossession and hunted by villainous Repo Men. In a world where surgery addicts are hooked on painkilling drugs and murder is sanctioned by law, a sheltered young girl searches for the cure to her own rare disease as well as information about her family’s mysterious history. After being sucked into the haunting world of GeneCo, she is unable to turn back, as all of her questions will be answered at the wildly anticipated spectacular event: The Genetic Opera. (Lionsgate) Collapse
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 15
  2. Negative: 7 out of 15
  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.
  2. Reviewed by: Mariko McDonald
    50
    Only time will tell whether REPO! can live up to its cult potential, but the potential is most definitely there.
  3. 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.
  4. 40
    Feels destined to please a campy coterie of fans and no one else.
  5. 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.
  6. Reviewed by: Sean Howe
    33
    If steampunk bloodbaths aren't for you, it's a long wait for the fat lady to sing.
  7. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    10
    The film is bad -- not good-bad, tacky-bad or fun-bad, just plain awful and nearly unwatchable.

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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. Expand
  2. BreakeR
    Feb 8, 2009
    10
    Truly a film that sets itself apart from both horrors and musicals by integrating themes of both. The cast did well and sang the songs very Truly a film that sets itself apart from both horrors and musicals by integrating themes of both. The cast did well and sang the songs very nicely. Some were better written then others but it's nothing to detract from the overall film, it's best moments would be the surprisingly charismatic and suave Graverobber and the complete humiliation of Paris Hilton. The gore is a fun addition to anyone who enjoys B horror movies. An experience worth watching. Expand
  3. IanI.
    Apr 30, 2010
    10
    Amazing. that's all i have to say.
  4. MaxB
    Jan 24, 2009
    9
    Makes Sweeney Todd seem like the Teletubbies with Rock Opera music (Not musical, this means singing thru the whole movie). Sharp directing Makes Sweeney Todd seem like the Teletubbies with Rock Opera music (Not musical, this means singing thru the whole movie). Sharp directing with nice offbeat style horror/commedy mixed in making the bloody scenes (which there are quite a few of) all the more fun rather than cringe worthy. If your the type of person who likes to just kick back and listen to some decent rock/techno music well now there is a movie to watch and listen to. The only thing that I really didnt care for was the fact that it was an Opera (I hate plays/operas/musicals), so when listening to lyrics its more of telling the story and dialog rather than an actual song... but considering most musicals/operas are not rock, it makes this soundtrack all the more better too listen to. Expand
  5. Apr 11, 2011
    9
    A brilliant film with fantastic acting, story, visuals and soundtrack. Intelligent and unique with subtle commentary on the compulsions andA brilliant film with fantastic acting, story, visuals and soundtrack. Intelligent and unique with subtle commentary on the compulsions and conditions of our kind. Not the highest budget film but makes up for it in originality and actually having something new to bring to the board rather than just being another mindless action romp.

    Also has a disturbing Gothic charm which is an unusual selling point.

    9/10 because some areas of the plot could really have been expanded upon.
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  6. SeanC
    Mar 15, 2009
    8
    The discrepancy between the critics' ratings and the user ratings is pretty mind-blowing. I'm not sure what exactly the critics The discrepancy between the critics' ratings and the user ratings is pretty mind-blowing. I'm not sure what exactly the critics were expecting from the film but it almost suggests a media generation gap between the two groups. Repo is fast, fun, and a completely self-aware cult flick. The music is forgettable after the DVD's back in its case, but during the film it's pretty enjoyable. The story is interesting and builds its characters enough that you care about what happens to them, but the film definitely walks well trodden ground. All the elements of the film, taken on their own, are OK but the whole package elevates it to something that is just ridiculously entertaining. Plus: Paris Hilton's face falls off. That's worth the price of admission alone. Expand
  7. Nona
    Jan 11, 2009
    0
    This is by far the worst movie I have ever seen. It's like sitting through a two hour evanescence/rammstein/marilyn manson music video This is by far the worst movie I have ever seen. It's like sitting through a two hour evanescence/rammstein/marilyn manson music video except that some of their videos have credible artistic merit. I guess there is bound to be an audience for this kind of thing, but do not watch this film expecting a real cult classic. Being a fan of cult films of all kinds myself, I went in expecting some entertaining gems, but instead I got whiny songs about how much better it is to be 17 than 16 (lets be honest, there is no difference), an unacceptable lack of gore (especially when you consider the director is responsible for the Saw series), and disappointing performances on behalf of every actor in the film (congratulations Paris Hilton, you managed to a find a film in which you might not have given the worst performance in the whole cast). This film has not a single redeeming quality. I can honestly say, as much as I tried to find a light in the darkness, I have nothing good to say about this film. Expand

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