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RoboCop (2014)

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Lots of gun violence in super-cop sci-fi remake.

Movie PG-13 2014 118 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 12+

Not so bad

There is plenty of violence, but very little gore or blood. It's a very watered down version of the original. I would say there is more brutality than anything. There is some language and drug references. I also think it's a very interesting opportunity to teach your children about how easily their online movements can allow people (law enforcement or not) to track their location. This is very real and the movie makes it a major plot device. My son was astounded at how easy it was to track an individual. If you or your kids don't like mid-range violence (gunfire, victims dropping, robots being shot) then give it a miss. Otherwise, enjoy.
age 12+


Robocop is a very sad movie. If your kid really wants to see it, you should take advice from CSM or someone who has seen it like me.the.awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8 ):
Kids say (38 ):

Very few movie remakes ever live up to the originals, and that's certainly the case with the 2014's RoboCop. However, taken on its own, the new movie is a fairly solid entertainment with some interesting ideas, strong visual and sound effects, and a great cast. As an action flick, it's quick, intense, and rattling. Brazilian documentary filmmaker José Padilha (Bus 174) forgoes the original film's humorous satire and over-the-top violence in favor of a more political view.

Specifically, he plays with Benjamin Franklin's assertion "They who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety," as well as with the theme of corporate greed at the expense of common people. Lead actor Joel Kinnaman isn't very expressive or personable, but he's surrounded by strong support, including Samuel L. Jackson as a persuasive TV commentator. Overall, while it's not entirely necessary, it at least has more heft than the original movie's two sequels.

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