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So who is this movie directed at and why? Well, it's a combination of a smart espionage thriller in a science fiction setting, with a little comedy thrown in for good measure. This might sound like a recipe for disaster, but it is anything but. But is it right for you? That's a tough call. If you're in the medical field and are concerned about healthcare insurance, it will definitely pique your interest. If you enjoyed such films as Kill Bill and Bringing Out the Dead, this will be right up your alley.
So why did I rate the film so high? Let's look at it for a minute...
It's topical without being "in your face." It never tells you to believe that private insurance carriers are "bad" and simply shows us a ridiculous possible future where organs are built in factories and everyone who needs a pancreas, a liver, an ear, or whatever, can get one ...for a price. The Union is run by an unscrupulous business man named Frank (Liev Schreiber, Defiance). He's basically a used car salesman trying to get you to sign on the dotted line for organs you desperately need. But make sure you don't miss any payments after you've gotten your new kidney. Why? Because if you don't pay the exorbitant prices and interest rates, your organ will be repossessed. Oh yes, even if it's your heart.Read more ›
I popped it in and we sat to watch it while we had dinner.
oh boy- oh boy- oh boy!
So it was a bit of a shock at the beginning when it turned out to be something more. Hey, I was on a bit of a spending spree for DVD movies looking to stack up some entertainment for our evenings and snagged this one.
How many of you reading this that have seen the movie are laughing your butts off right now? more than a few I'd say....
Lucky for us, we rolled with it and at the end decided we liked it.
If you're a Scifi fan and you don't mind some gore and appreciate a little moral quandary in your entertainment, my guess is you'll like it.
We've gotten to the point where we WANT something different, something out of the ordinary. Just one thing....this is NOT about two guys going after cars that haven't been paid for. It's not Tokyo Shock which we like on occasion....
but we definitely were surprised.
I saw it had a wide variety of ratings and thought...ok it'll probably be something different. It is NOT a trip to Mamby Pamby Land or for those for whom the color yellow makes them sad. There's even one scene you'll probably back up and play a couple times while you laugh with tears rolling down your face.
"Don't Taze Me Bro!!!"
Everyone else has covered just about everything else in their reviews.
It was good entertainment for an evening as an inexpensive used movie.
Remy (Jude Law) and his best friend Jake (Forest Whitaker) were soldiers once. Perhaps that made it too easy for them to make the transition into the private sector as repossession agents for The Union. Repo men once recognized by the general public, are most definitely viewed with a fearful respect that is anything but flattering. In fact, this biased view of a jaded society is not only causing Remy to doubt his career choice, it is seriously upsetting the happy apple cart of his marriage.
Still, repossessing the mechanical hearts, livers, eyes, and other essential bits manufactured and sold at exorbitant rates to a mostly willing public is better than trying to finesse a reluctant customer into signing the purchasing contract, isn't it? Those salesmen like Frank (Liev Schreiber), seem like heartless soulless demons devoted to the almighty dollar in comparison.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fun, interesting action movie. DVD has some good features (deleted scenes, filmmaker commentary, behind the scenes).Published 10 days ago by RJ
A futuristic movie with a different twist on the repo aspect of collecting body organsPublished 20 days ago by Joe
Strong cast, strong story. Plot seems to take a sudden detour from sci-fi thriller to action flick, but stick with it- it will all makes sense in the end!Published 3 months ago by Agilebrainz
Very sad movie in some ways. Had an ending I wasn't expecting. I would recommend it.Published 3 months ago by Andrea Coco