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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Actually pretty good
This isn't the Robocop I remember but on its own terms I found plenty to enjoy. It's almost impossible to watch this and divorce it from the original (brilliant) film from back in 1987. That was a very different film - this one is a 12 certificate which perhaps tells you all you need to know. It doesn't have the wit or stylish verve and certainly not the violence of its...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Some good ideas but they are diluted down to almost meaningless.
On the whole there is a lot wrong with this film, but I can see the intentions behind this poorly executed endeavour. There needed to be some obvious changes to the original, not just to make it original but to fit with the events and attitudes of the day. The basic presence still stands however, that its just about as wrong as it gets to put the ability to kill in the...
Published 5 months ago by D. MALTBY


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars nothing but a load of crap. this film among many of its kind is ..., 6 Sep 2014
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Mr. S. L. Hughes (Great Britian UK) - See all my reviews
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nothing but a load of crap. this film among many of its kind is why Hollywood should not make remakes. and leave the classics well alone. if you loved the first Robocop films stay away from this one. and who the heck is joel kinnaman ???? I hope this is his last fim.... what a bad actor
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars ... film on dvd at a mates house and im glad know I didn't get to see it at the ..., 3 Aug 2014
This review is from: Robocop [DVD] [2014] (DVD)
I wanted to see this movie at the cinema but I never got round to watching the film on dvd at a mates house and im glad know I didn't get to see it at the cinema as it would have been a waste of time and money it's like what other people have commented on the film they taken a classic and spoiled it poor script righting. If you are going to re do a classic film please film wrighters do your home work you have technology to make films even better than the originals so please please wake up
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Its OK but not great, 10 July 2014
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It's ok. I much prefer the original even with the clunky special effects. I did however watch this film with the outlook of a stand alone movie which is only fair. As that its ok a average sci-fi movie compared to the original it lacks black humour and bonding with the lead character. All this has been said before and by movie critics. It's enjoyable to watch. The best action is in the final scenes. Robocop the original has far more action and depth.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars gr8 film, 14 July 2014
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much better than the original.not so graphically violent,which is fine by me.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Sturdy remake, somewhat sanitised, 29 Jun 2014
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This review is from: Robocop [Blu-ray] [2014] (Blu-ray)
A remake of Robocop, a movie whose biting satire merged with 80’s style exploitation violence, seemed an idea doomed to failure.. and I went in to this movie with correspondingly low expectations. Perhaps that is why I have come away feeling pleasantly surprised. For sure, the raw satirical edge which was in truth enhanced by the gory Verhoeven touch, is missing in this sanitised version. What we do get is a slick retelling of the story, surprisingly more human at its core. There is more questioning here on what it is to be human – and a little less on the dehumanising of culture. That said, the Samuel Jackson character that replaces the witty adverts of the earlier version, personified here as a right wing political editorial show, is amusing and occasionally pointed, but overegged.
What adds class to the proceedings is the surrounding players – following this journey from human cop to Robocop and then trying to find his way back, is a bunch of fine actors. Gary Oldman is hardly stretching his acting talents here, but he makes his sympathetic scientist who has angst about crossing moral boundaries, but can be tempted to do so, genuinely believable. Michael Keaton plays a more conventional character who is just what he seems to be – a manipulative CEO who is only interested in the bottom line… but he manages to bring a few of his acting tics to give a little quirkiness to the role. Kudos too, to Abbie Cornish as the wife with tough decisions to make.
The balance of this movie is really much more about a man’s coming to terms with his injuries and how these have changed his life. Doctors have saved him, but have they allowed him the chance to really live? There is much less focus on any storyline giving a focal bad guy to boo at and give the audience a sense of excitement as the movie builds to a climax. The climax here does have action, but is ultimately much more about one man’s journey to find meaning in his new circumstances. As such, overall, Jose Padilha has made a more believable movie than the first one, both in terms of character and in terms of science. What it arguably lacks though, is the sense of fun that came with the first one – Verhoeven knew how to sweeten his satire with an over the top sensibility ladened with black humour. Here the director has opted instead to make things palatable by simply dialing back the satire and making a more conventional film. It works, as that, and better than I for one had hoped for – but fans of the original are bound to feel somewhat shortchanged.
6/10
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars don't bother with this crap., 13 Oct 2014
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Andrew L. Charles (bristol, uk) - See all my reviews
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yes I should of steered well clear. This film is rubbish. Not a patch on the 80's original. Why do filmmakers bother?
My advice, don't bother with this crap.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Appallingly bad, original Robocop was my favourite film and this ..., 9 Nov 2014
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Appallingly bad, original Robocop was my favourite film and this was just a disappointment.. Bad guys were totally lame, no character development, very poor...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars An embarrassment to the original, 5 Sep 2014
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Inappropriate casting and none of the dark humour of the original, this has got to be one of the most pointless remakes of recent years bar Total Recall.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Forgetful film not like the 80s classic, 14 Sep 2014
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Not bad but not good too.. Still prefer the 80s version because I think this type film should had been made into a 18 rated so it shows a violent future of crime like the 80s version, but this version seems to be focused on disabilities and coping with life has a Robocop. Oh Robocop on a motorbike reminded me of the series Street Hawk.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Well, it could have been worse, 11 Nov 2014
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RoboCop did not need remaking, but the brand meant easier marketing than - gosh - thinking up something completely new.

It's longer than the original, but it has much less to say. About the best I can say about it is that it's better than RoboCop 3 and about the same level as RoboCop 2: some good ideas, but a disappointing mess.
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