90

Variety

Repo Man has the type of unerring energy that leaves audiences breathless and entertained.
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90

The New York Times

By Vincent Canby
The real thing. It's a sneakily rude, truly zany farce that treats its lunatic characters with a solemnity that perfectly matches the way in which they see themselves.
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89

Austin Chronicle

Cox, who wrote and directed the film, creates a strange but hilarious view of our culture, a brilliant satire on modern society...deserves the same respect and attention given to "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" and "This Is Spinal Tap," two films that define the cult category.
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88

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
A non-stop, shoestring trip with more adventures and a helluva lot more smarts than you'll find in most American movies...All in all, there's more plain fun to be had here in 10 minutes than in a whole hour on the road with that jerk Indiana Jones.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This is the kind of movie that baffles Hollywood, because it isn't made from any known formula and doesn't follow the rules.
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70

Washington Post

By Rita Kempley
It's a quirky film -- extremely profane and violent -- a respite from reverential sigh-fi. It's like visiting the bus depot late at night, and finding you kind of like it. [14 Sept 1984]
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70

The New Yorker

By Pauline Kael
The attraction of the movie is its friendly, light tone, its affectlessness, and its total lack of humanity. [6 Aug 1984, p.72]
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70

Time

By Richard Schickel
No wonder adolescents have taken Repo Man for their own. Lifting its hood is like peering into a teen-ager's mind: miswired and noisy, Repo Man is capable of fast starts and amazing cornering. [4 Feb 1985]
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70

TV Guide

One of the most original films of recent memory, with an edge of black humor and punk sensibility--wickedly funny, ceaselessly inventive, and never boring.
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60

Film Threat

By Brad Laidman
If anyone can figure out the cosmic significance of the film's omnipresent pine tree car fresheners, you're a better man than me.
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75 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.