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Parents' Guide to

Repo Man

By Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Defiant, antisocial 'tude in '80s punk sci-fi satire.

Movie R 1984 92 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 1 parent review

age 17+

A cult classic 1980s film. NOT a good influence for children!

Cuss words of all kind are said often, F word is said dozens of times. Main character is not bad guy, but he still is a disrespectful delinquent, which you would not want this to influence on your kids. There are no sex scenes, but a lot of sexual talk. There is though a deleted sex scene, with female breast nudity. There's violence throughout the movie, but some actions scenes are played in a comedic way. Alcohol, cigarettes, cocaine are consumed.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Older teens may be interested in this edgy sci-fi satire, although the movie isn't really geared toward kids. Invoking a modern-day Los Angeles that's all bad neighborhoods, ugly parking lots, and concrete roads traveled by disgruntled creeps, REPO MAN has been called a cult classic of youth-oriented "punk rock" cinema, even though there's no music-related storyline. It's still got punk's restless energy, quotably cranky dialogue ("The more you drive, the less intelligent you are"), and bracingly anarchic attitude prized by rebellious post-adolescents. The narrative feels casually thrown together, yet is actually amusingly well constructed, and the modest f/x are more satisfactory than tons of modern CGI. The satirical sci-fi angle is kooky enough that it helps make the sour theme go down -- that society stinks.

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