Family-Faith Film Review: Repo Men
By Catholic Office of Film and Broadcasting
Repo Men—Extremely violent futuristic thriller about two men (Jude Law and Forest Whitaker) whose job is to repossess artificial human organs when the recipient falls behind on exorbitant interest payments owed to a malevolent corporation. Despite a major twist involving virtual technology, there’s scant evidence that director Miguel Sapochink wants to spin a profound science-fiction yarn, let alone offer a serious cautionary tale or insightful social satire; with no redeeming qualities to offset the butchery and degradation, it counts instead among the most distasteful and morally barren movies to appear in recent years. Unrelenting brutal, graphic violence; grisly images of surgical incisions and operations; instances of drug use; fleeting glimpses of bystanders engaged in sex acts; several implied or simulated nonmarital sexual encounters between the leading male and female characters; partial rear nudity; and pervasive rough, crude and profane language. O — morally offensive. (R) 2010
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