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A recently slain cop joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him. Based on the comic by Peter M. Lenkov.

Starring:
Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Bacon
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 36 minutes
Starring Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeff Bridges, Robert Knepper, Mike O'Malley, James Hong, Stephanie Szostak, Devin Ratray, Marisa Miller
Director Robert Schwentke
Genres Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
Studio UNIVERSAL PICTURES
Rental release 18 April 2014
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 36 minutes
Starring Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeff Bridges, Robert Knepper, Mike O'Malley, James Hong, Stephanie Szostak, Devin Ratray, Marisa Miller
Director Robert Schwentke
Genres Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
Studio UNIVERSAL PICTURES
Rental release 18 April 2014
Main languages English

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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By PJ Rankine TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 4 Oct 2013
Format: DVD
Firstly for all the critics, you're right, the story in the film is not as good as the story in the book and looking at how much money they threw at this there is no real reason for deviating from the book. The book is about demons on the earthly plain and the film replaces them with 'deados', dead people who won't stay dead and as such are like caricature monsters, think Mr Hyde from 'Van Helsing'.
That said this is an entertaining romp following the adventures of a recently killed Boston detective who is enlisted in the R.I.P.D. and partnered with a Wyatt Earp like sheriff to deal with the deados and either capture them or send them back downstairs. It is very much like 'Men in Black' but lacks the lead characters great chemistry. Jeff Bridges is a little bit over the top as Roy the sheriff but he is entertaining enough and the film flows along at a good rate.
If you're looking for an enjoyable adventure then you won't be disappointed, just don't look for anything deeper from this movie.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jane C on 26 Jan 2014
Format: DVD
One star each for Ryan and Jeff...only because I like both of them....and the other star, well...the plot and script did entertain me. Hubby fell asleep after 1hr, need I say more. Seriously ..rent this one online...no need to buy. No need to own it, watching it once was enough for me.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By L. Duncan on 18 April 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This film is mindless fun. If that's what you're looking for you could do a lot worse. It's not going to change the world and it will never be considered intellectual but it's a good fun watch. I can understand why fans of the comic book might be disappointed but seriously folks, it's just a movie, unclench and enjoy.

The one negative point for me was Jeff Bridges voice/accent. It was so thick that I didn't have a clue what he was saying for the first twenty minutes but then I think my ears became attuned to it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Paul Tapner TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 21 Jan 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Once upon a time, there was an obscure comic called Men in Black. All about a secret organisation that protects the world from nasty aliens.

It became a not nearly so obscure movie.

Then along from the same comics company came R.I.P.D. The rest in peace Department. The spirits of the greatest police officers who ever lived. Who protect the world from nasty undead.

It, like Men in Black, mixes comedy with drama.

So it was a logical candidate for a movie version.

Could lighting strike twice?

Ryan Reynolds stars as Nick Walker. A detective. He loves his wife. He wishes they had more money. His somewhat sleazy partner [Kevin Bacon] offers him a chance to get that. But when he gets cold feet, his partner kills him.

Roy finds himself offered the chance by a tough lady officer [Mary Louise Parker] to work for the R.I.P.D. He finds himself partnered with Roy Pulsifer [Jeff Bridges] a tough uncompromising wild west sheriff who does things his own way.

Can the two manage to work together? Can Roy move on and let go? And can they stop a deadly plot that threatens all of humanity?

R.I.P.D. is one of those films that tries to start a franchise. Thus it has to set things up and provide a story also. Whereas Men in Black just managed to be comedy/action/science fiction and nothing else, R.I.P.D. throws in comedy, action, drama, mismatched cops who start off bickering and learn to work together, and coming to terms and moving on grief storyline also.

It may sound as if it would be unbalanced, but it actually does manage to mix it all in quite well, with each storyline getting just the right amount of space.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By rbmusicman TOP 500 REVIEWER on 24 Jan 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Recently deceased Cop 'Nick' is given the option to join-up with the 'Rest-in
-Peace-department a police-force that includes the 'Greatest-dead-cops'
'Nick'(Ryan Reynolds) links up with 'Roy' (Jeff Bridges) who will assess the
new recruits commitment........their job is to protect the living from the
'deados' monster-spirits that roam the earth disguised as the living.
'Nick' wants to comfort the wife he's left behind 'Julia' trouble is he doesn't
either look or sound like the person she knew.
(He also has a score to settle with ex-partner 'Hayes'
'Roy and Nick' have their work cut out to curb plans afoot, they have to try and
prevent the deados causing an apocalypse.
Some interesting action sequences, fire-fights included, along with some eye-popping
c.g.i, certainly many sequences that'll make you duck a little if watching the
3-D version.
I have to say, this isn't everyone's cup-of-tea......maybe a little weird even,
a few smiles along the way, maybe not enough.. (the film flopped in the cinema's)
Additional features include:- 'Filming the other side' 'walking among us' and
'deados and avatars'
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful By D. Krol TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 30 Aug 2013
Format: DVD
***This review is for the film only***

Considering that this film has been one of, if not the biggest summer flop, I was expecting it to be really bad. But having watched it myself, I have to say that it's actually pretty darn good.

The film begins with a Boston cop named Nick Walker (Ryan Reynolds) having a dispute with his best friend and partner, Bobby Hayes (Kevin Bacon), about turning in some gold pieces which they found at a recent drug bust.
During an unexpected shoot out, Walker is shot and killed by his partner and is sucked up into the clouds and recruited by the R.I.P.D. (Rest In Peace Department). The R.I.P.D.s main function in the afterlife, is in catching souls who have refused to leave the land of the living, known as deado's. Nick is partnered with an old, gruff, U.S marshal from the wild west, Roy Pulsipher (Jeff Bridges). Together, they are sent back to earth under the guise of an alter ego avatar (I.E Roy looks like a supermodel, while poor Nick resembles an old, decrepid Chinese man) to rid the living world of the deado's and to foil their diabolical plans to take over the world.

R.I.P.D is pretty much Men in Black but with zombies/ghosts instead of aliens.

Sure it has a lot of scenes that we have all seen before, but it is also packed full of hilarious jokes and spectacular set pieces to keep the film from ever feeling stale.

The effects range from absolutely brilliant to weird and cartoonish but for the kind of film this is, they do work very well, this is a comic style comedy after all.

Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds are a brilliantly funny team and Kevin Bacon is his usual sinister, yet supercool self.
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