Wednesday, March 17, 2010

REPO MEN (D+)

Starring: Jude Law, Forest Whitaker and Liev Schreiber

Story: In the futuristic action-thriller, humans have extended and improved our lives through highly sophisticated and expensive mechanical organs created by a company called The Union. The dark side of these medical breakthroughs is that if you don't pay your bill, The Union sends its highly skilled repo men to take back its property... with no concern for your comfort or survival. Remy is one of the best organ repo men in the business. But when he suffers a cardiac failure on the job, he awakens to find himself fitted with the company's top-of-the-line heart-replacement... as well as a hefty debt. But a side effect of the procedure is that his heart's no longer in the job. When he can't make the payments, The Union sends its toughest enforcer, Remy's former partner Jake, to track him down. (Universal Pictures)

Rated: R for strong bloody violence, grisly images, language and some sexuality/nudity

Bottom Line: A pretty cool premise bogged down by hyperactive storytelling, lazy dialogue, a clich├ęd perception of the future and blood & guts galore. Hey Jude – I heard you can take a sad song and make it better…shame you couldn’t do the same thing with this movie.

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