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RoboCop

R Released Jul 17, 1987 1h 42m Sci-Fi Action List
92% Tomatometer 87 Reviews 84% Audience Score 100,000+ Ratings In a violent, near-apocalyptic Detroit, evil corporation Omni Consumer Products wins a contract from the city government to privatize the police force. To test their crime-eradicating cyborgs, the company leads street cop Alex Murphy (Peter Weller) into an armed confrontation with crime lord Boddicker (Kurtwood Smith) so they can use his body to support their untested RoboCop prototype. But when RoboCop learns of the company's nefarious plans, he turns on his masters. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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While over-the-top and gory, Robocop is also a surprisingly smart sci-fi flick that uses ultraviolence to disguise its satire of American culture.

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Sara Michelle Fetters MovieFreak.com Peter Weller’s work as slain police officer Alex Murphy, and then as unstoppable law enforcement titan RoboCop, is a thing of peerless beauty. Rated: 4/4 Aug 24, 2022 Full Review Duane Byrge Hollywood Reporter While those whose tastes don’t include the spectacle of large machines noisily blasting at each other are not likely to be enticed by Robocop, this shocked look at the urban future should engage and crank up action fans. Jul 18, 2022 Full Review Peter Bradshaw Guardian RoboCop was obviously inspired by that other 80s classic, The Terminator – but The Terminator didn’t have this sophisticated, subversive element. Rated: 5/5 May 18, 2022 Full Review Christopher Lloyd The Film Yap Paul Verhoeven's deeply satirical take on the sci-fi dystopia genre was as much about making fun of ourselves as delivering ultra-violent thrills. Rated: 5/5 May 27, 2024 Full Review Sean Axmaker Stream on Demand The savagely funny satire of modern capitalism in the Reaganomics era hasn’t lost its edge over the years. Verhoeven’s stylish satire manages to be funny and intelligent amidst the carnage ... Mar 9, 2024 Full Review Adrienne McIlvaine Vague Visages “It only took three decades for ‘RoboCop’ to go from a sci-fi thought experiment to prescient documentary. What do the next few hold?” Feb 10, 2024 Full Review Read all reviews

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Gabriel Thanks for bringing back this classic! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/29/21 Full Review Joseph V Never seen this movie till now. Really enjoyed it and glad that it was brought back for a Tuesday night classic Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/29/21 Full Review D. Hunter P This movie has aged so very well. Its such a good ride and a critique of capitalism. The movie has great immersion into the setting. When I was younger, I didn't pick up on the multiple things that would point to Lewis that Robocop was Murphy. The action is over the top but brief and to the point, just as it always is with Paul Verhoeven. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/29/24 Full Review Mooey H RoboCop is a masterpiece of 80s action cinema - a 5-star knockout! Peter Weller is phenomenal as the cyborg cop, Murphy. The blend of brutal action, dark satire, and surprising humanity is perfectly balanced. Verhoeven's direction is phenomenal, creating a grimy, unforgettable world. This isn't just mindless action - it's a scathing social commentary wrapped in a thrilling package. A must-watch for sci-fi fans and anyone who appreciates a perfectly executed action film. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/24/24 Full Review Philippe L So good ! A classic ! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 06/15/24 Full Review josh d This should easily have a higher tomato score. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/08/24 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis In a violent, near-apocalyptic Detroit, evil corporation Omni Consumer Products wins a contract from the city government to privatize the police force. To test their crime-eradicating cyborgs, the company leads street cop Alex Murphy (Peter Weller) into an armed confrontation with crime lord Boddicker (Kurtwood Smith) so they can use his body to support their untested RoboCop prototype. But when RoboCop learns of the company's nefarious plans, he turns on his masters.
Director
Paul Verhoeven
Producer
Arne Schmidt
Screenwriter
Edward Neumeier, Michael Miner
Distributor
Orion Pictures, Criterion Collection, MGM/UA Home Entertainment Inc.
Production Co
Orion Pictures
Rating
R
Genre
Sci-Fi, Action
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Jul 17, 1987, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Aug 27, 2015
Box Office (Gross USA)
$49.7M
Runtime
1h 42m
Sound Mix
Surround
Aspect Ratio
Flat (1.85:1)
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