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The Dissolve

By Nathan Rabin
A film that grows less compelling and original by the minute, R.I.P.D. serves due notice that the mismatched-buddy-cop movie is wearing out its welcome all over again.
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Slant Magazine

R.I.P.D. devotes far more energy to concept than execution, leaving most of the promising aspects high and dry.
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Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
The worst comic book adaptation since “Jonah Hex.”
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Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
There is less eye candy than you would expect, and it’s underwhelming.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Perhaps there was a clever germ of an idea here, but the five credited writers didn't develop characters, scenarios or rules in this sci-fi world well enough to engage the audience.
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By James Berardinelli
In R.I.P.D., we have a legitimate train wreck of a motion picture: a film that doesn't work on any level. It's not funny. It's not exciting. It's not engaging. It's a waste of time and money.
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By Laremy Legel
There is a legitimate film in here somewhere, buried deep beneath the rubble of its terrible script and editing.
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Arizona Republic

By Barbara VanDenburgh
It's an unpleasant way to pass a couple summer hours.
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By Steven Boone
Mostly loud and graceless, despite some arresting hyperbolic visuals that deserve an action film of actual soul and purpose. It's simply too generic at heart to justify director Schwentke's delirious, sidewinding, arcing, snap-zooming and whip-panning anti-gravity camerawork.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
It's nothing special. Which sort of makes it a loser all the way 'round. Expect a sad afterlife for it on cable.
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25 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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