Parents' Guide to

Repo Men

By Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Gory futuristic action film with anti-corporate message.

Movie R 2010 111 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 14+

Now I Hate It When Kids Watch This Stuff As Far As Violent As This Movie Gets It Has A Lot Of Violent Cursing Sex And Also A Lot Of Violent Parts And Kids Almost Like 17 Don't See This Movie You Have Been Warned Too Graphic - Andrew Haxley
age 17+

Good and bad...

I have good news and bad news: the good news is that there's a lot of bloody action for action fans, some decent acting, and a few funny parts. The bad news is it grows tiresome despite all of the action. Although, I do recommend staying through the climax, because it's actually quite awesome! Parents: there's lots to look out for here, including grisly violence, sex, nudity, and foul language. Bottom Line: partially awesome, partially boring, all bloody. You decide if it's good or bad. Thanks for reading! - Movie Man

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (6 ):

On the plus side, newcomer director Miguel Sapochnik coaxes some fine performances from his cast, heroes and villains alike. He clearly enjoys his violence and gore scenes, referencing favorites like Pulp Fiction and Oldboy, and the movie is bound to elicit more than a few disgusted squeals from the audience. However, the setup doesn't exactly make sense; it's not entirely clear why this corporation would want all its clients dead. Wouldn't that effectively prevent more money from coming in?

Likewise, the big reveal at the end feels a little thin. The movie takes forever to get through its plot, throwing in a needless romantic interest for the already married hero, and all but stopping for a 90-day period so that the hero can (ironically) get behind in his own payments on his own artificial organ. The movie is interesting for the way it brings up topics like health care and corporate corruption, but ultimately it's too long, and with too few surprises, to make it worthwhile.

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