Repo Men Review

“A job is not just a job it’s who you are”.

In the near future the lives of humans have been improved by a company called “The Union” who provide complex and pricey mechanical organs. The wicked side is that if you don’t pay the debt “The Union” send repo men to regain the company’s property with no concern for your survival.

Britain’s most famous law; Jude Law, plays Remy the best repo man in the business, who after an accident awakens with a mechanical heart, as well as a hefty debt. He relies on work partner and childhood friend Jake (Forest Whitaker) to give him a place to stay after his wife kicks him out. The friendship is tested when Remy fails to make the payments for his new heart and “The Union” sends its toughest enforcer Jake to recover the property. The performances by Law and Whitaker are top class and the relationship between the two appears very real.

What seems like an interesting script is unfortunately rather misdirected by director Miguel Sapochnik and finds itself flying all over the place with no explanation. The triumph for screenwriters Eric Garcia and Garrett Lerner comes with the astonishing plot twist. The twist is constructed and delivered brilliantly which will undoubtedly leave you stunned.

What the film lacks in story it really makes up for with brilliantly crafted fight scenes. Perfect choreography and artistic cinematography combine to create a phenomenal final fight scene, which is easily one of the best I’ve seen.

From open heart surgery to arterial spray that even Tarantino would find unrelenting Repo Men achieves its 18 certificate through gore alone.

The performances, fight scenes and an amazing sore by Marco Beltrami, which also includes some classic nineties anthems is enough to make up for the lacking script. The result is a thoroughly enjoyable 111 minutes and 8/10 from me.


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