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4.0 out of 5 stars Anti-Corporate Raspberry Chic
Ha ha, Alex Cox is a genius, a bona fide svengali when it comes to the World of Indie Film. Having met the man at a "Walker" / "Repo Man" Q&A at the Birmingham Film Festival (sadly no more) you could tell he has a real passion for film, and making sure his politics and ethos are firmly entrenched in the films he produces. "Repo Chick" is no exception as he proves yet...
Published on 24 Jun 2010 by Brady Orme

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3.0 out of 5 stars Repo Chick
Repo Chick is nowhere as good as Repo Man, Wish Alex Cox had got permission from Universal Pictures to do a proper sequel with Emilio Estevez and Harry Dean Stanton, not forgetting the other actors. The digital backgrounds were a distraction for me.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Anti-Corporate Raspberry Chic, 24 Jun 2010
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Brady Orme (Edgbaston, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Repo Chick [DVD] [2009] (DVD)
Ha ha, Alex Cox is a genius, a bona fide svengali when it comes to the World of Indie Film. Having met the man at a "Walker" / "Repo Man" Q&A at the Birmingham Film Festival (sadly no more) you could tell he has a real passion for film, and making sure his politics and ethos are firmly entrenched in the films he produces. "Repo Chick" is no exception as he proves yet again you don't need Rupert Murdoch or a money-haemorrhaging Hedge Fund to get art onto cinematic canvas.

The film is only a psuedo-reimagining-esque version of "Repo Man", the only things the two films have in common are a few actors (such as the mighty Miguel Sandoval and Del Zamora) and a plot with loose connections to the world of reposession of goods; Newcomer Jaclyn Jonet plays Pixxi De La Chasse, a spolit rich girl who becomes embroiled in the World of Repo... Manning? (tough use of words there)and chasing a train car around which turns out to be the front for a terrorist plot. Not very easy to put down on paper if you haven't seen the film itself, but that's hardly the most outstanding aspect of the film, rather it's aesthetic. Filmed on front of Green Screen with hilariously cheap and gaudy CGI backdrops has allowed the film to accrue a number of criticisms from the critical clique out there, and it does feel sometimes as if you're watching the cinematic equivalent of a 1992-era Amiga game, but that's hardly the point - Cox has kept the big-wigs out of his business and made a film his way by making it the way he has. Makes you think that mainstays like "Clerks" and "Reservoir Dogs" could look very different if made today, all CGI shop counters and computer-generated severed ears. Ouch.

Anyway, check out this slice of skewed pop-culture satire and pathos as soon as possible, in a country governed by the Tories we need someone to remind us that we actually do still have a pulse... And a strong one at that.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Utterly hilarious micro-budget micro-feature, 27 May 2012
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Martin Turner "Martin Turner" (Marlcliff, Warwickshire, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Repo Chick [DVD] [2009] (DVD)
At under $200,000 budget, Alex Cox's loose sequel to the cult classic Repo Man qualifies for the term 'micro-feature', and, always game for a joke, Cox places it in what appears to be a world of miniatures. Aside from the title, the underlying subject matter (repossession of a high value vehicle with a weapons of mass destruction link), and a couple of the actors, there is no direct link to the earlier film. However, it deserves to be a classic in its own right, and if you like quirky, off-beat comedy, then this is one of the quirkiest, most off-beat films you'll ever see.

The premise is that Pixxi De La Chasse, spoiled heiress, is disinherited and has her vehicle repossessed. Her coterie encourage her to go into the repo trade, at which she proves to be surprisingly adept. When she tries to reconcile with her family, she learns that they have given away her inheritance. In revenge she gets their account hacked making them all penniless. In the mean time, she notices a $1m reward for the return of an antique train which is seen zipping along the tracks from time to time throughout the film.

If this doesn't sound too weird, then you need to realise that while all the human characters are 'real', they appear inside Hornby-style railways and other equipment. Cox has carefully shot the film to emphasise the miniatureness, using tilt-shift techniques to foreshorten the depth of field. This makes it look a lot like Bagpuss on speed, but more so. Add to that that Pixxi's entire entourage are very substantially beyond (if not larger than) life, and behave and dress as inappropriately to their situation as you could imagine.

In my book this film stands up for an evening's off-beat entertainment against the best. The fact that it was shot for what is in Hollywood terms a pocket money price makes it remarkable.

Brilliant stuff.

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PS You can watch this on Love Film as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Repo Chick, 17 Oct 2013
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Really entertaining film at a fantastic price.Big thumbs up from me.Highly recommended if someone is looking for a great piece of viewing....
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3.0 out of 5 stars Repo Chick, 7 April 2013
Repo Chick is nowhere as good as Repo Man, Wish Alex Cox had got permission from Universal Pictures to do a proper sequel with Emilio Estevez and Harry Dean Stanton, not forgetting the other actors. The digital backgrounds were a distraction for me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun, 14 Mar 2013
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Good triumphs over evil on several fronts, if you are paying attention to the whole story. Using toy train layout to move along the action is just perfectly tongue in cheek and supports the tongue in cheek plot. Repetition? I don't think you will meet another such bunch of characters, and certainly not in real life.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars How to Repo a Moving Train, 3 July 2011
This review is from: Repo Chick [DVD] [2009] (DVD)
I find there's not much I can add to top-up Brady's review.

This is just a fun, different yet strangely familiar little film.

I know there will be some fanboys/girls who will howl that it is not a Repo Man sequel. Anyone looking for a direct sequel to Repo Man needs to hunt down "Waldo's Hawaiian Holiday: The Official Sequel to Repo Man", the graphic novel done by Alex Cox when the filming of the sequel fell apart.

Keep an open mind. You might be surprised.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Why was this film even made?, 26 July 2013
This review is from: Repo Chick [DVD] [2009] (DVD)
I would not normally dignify this kind of awful film with a response, but I am so annoyed with it I have to! Firstly, I have no problem with low budget films, but I think the budget for this was wasted on poor background graphics,talentless actors and lazy costuming.

The story line and plot are tenuous at best,peppered with poorly timed verbal and visual gags. The acting was a criminal offence to the fine art,filled with bad American and English accents mingled with poor direction. The shallow attempt to mimic modern American B movies fell short, was it even an effective parody? No. I think not.

The best that could be said for it , is that you can rest a mug of hot tea on the DVD. Hopefully some wise individual will assign this pointless production to the place where terrible films go to die.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Repo-graphic, 31 Mar 2012
This review is from: Repo Chick [DVD] [2009] (DVD)
This is a very bizarre movie - Alex Cox is a noted maverick director, and this loose 'follow-up' to his acclaimed cult classic Repo Man [DVD] certainly fits into the 'unusual' category of film making. With obvious models used rather than CGI or CSO, such as the clearly toy train - and with actors often superimposed onto fake backgrounds, Cox has created an original but not entirely accessible movie, which I suspect was always his intention.
Tongue-in-cheek, often silly, garish and bombastic, Repo Chick is at least a refreshingly honest and imaginative piece of cinema, in a time when fresh ideas are fast running out.
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