RoboCop

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  • Summary: When Officer Alex J. Murphy (Weller) is murdered in a futuristic crime-ridden Detroit, scientists and doctors decide to turn him into a "Robocop". He seeks revenge when memories of his past life return.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    90
    Robocop is as tightly worked as a film can be, not a moment or line wasted.
  2. Reviewed by: Desson Howe
    80
    Robocop is one weird and entertaining hybrid of camp and sci-fi shoot-'em-up.
  3. Reviewed by: Clark Collis
    80
    It was this love of mayhem combined with a biting comic attack on neo-fascist corporatism - most notably seen in the TV ads for products like the apocalyptic board game Nuke 'Em - which helped raise Robocop above the common sci-fi herd.
  4. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    75
    [Verhoeven's] cold, slick, funny, high-powered movie is informed by a humanism this genre almost always abandons in its chase after vigilante splat. [17 Jul 1987]
  5. Great effects and a nasty undercurrent drive this vehicle.
  6. Robocop isn't going to win Verhoeven any medals - the focus remains on action, guns and gore - but it's a flashy movie with enough wit to be more than just another dumb bucket of bolts. [17 Jul 1987]
  7. 50
    Paul Verhoeven's RoboCop is a stylish piece of work that leaves a sour aftertaste. [17 Jul 1987]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Jul 20, 2013
    10
    A violent, vicious, and prescient satire of urban decay, privatization, idiotic consumer culture, and corporate greed, RoboCop delivers aA violent, vicious, and prescient satire of urban decay, privatization, idiotic consumer culture, and corporate greed, RoboCop delivers a visceral kick to the gut and a jolt of rude awakening to the oblivious. Expand
  2. Mar 29, 2014
    10
    This was supposed to be a film destined to Class B, but people now a days and since its premiere the Legendary looks, and I do not disagree,This was supposed to be a film destined to Class B, but people now a days and since its premiere the Legendary looks, and I do not disagree, it is.
    Hail, Paul Verhoeven!
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  3. Oct 7, 2011
    10
    I am supremely impressed. not by the fact that it avoid the typical inept 80's action movie stereotypes, but by the entire film. It's epic,I am supremely impressed. not by the fact that it avoid the typical inept 80's action movie stereotypes, but by the entire film. It's epic, it's grand, it's just so goddamn amazing. One would expect less, but when that one person decides to see this, they will be smiten and ashamed as to their thoughts of the movie prior. Collapse
  4. Jul 27, 2011
    8
    A film that works on two levels; there is the ultraviolent science fiction action movie first, but lurking beneath the surface there is aA film that works on two levels; there is the ultraviolent science fiction action movie first, but lurking beneath the surface there is a brilliant and often hilarious satire. Special effects deserve a special mention; Rob Bottin's work, especially on Murphy's head (with the RoboCop helmet removed) still look amazing. Expand
  5. chw
    Jul 17, 2014
    8
    RoboCop was an interesting original film. I didn't see any of Peter Weller or Nancy Allen's other films until I saw this, and I was quiteRoboCop was an interesting original film. I didn't see any of Peter Weller or Nancy Allen's other films until I saw this, and I was quite surprised that they were good actors. Expand
  6. Oct 17, 2012
    8
    So Robocop 2013 is a Cylon? No wait its Cyclops's new costume? No I got it, its Batman meets Cyclops from Battlestar Galactica? What the F@#KSo Robocop 2013 is a Cylon? No wait its Cyclops's new costume? No I got it, its Batman meets Cyclops from Battlestar Galactica? What the F@#K is this **** Dear Hollywood if you cant come up with an original idea for a movie you shouldn't be allowed to make a movie period! Remakes aren't what the people need! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Remake-Movies-is-Killing-Hollywood/361119783969397 Expand
  7. Nov 28, 2012
    6
    It's pretty excessively and unreasonably violent, but it's also a pretty engaging revenge flick.

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