Repo Man (1984) Synopsis
A punker (Emilio Estevez) must repo a Chevy Malibu whose trunk glows.
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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,...
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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...
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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,...
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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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By oahuwoman
This movie is a classic among those of us old enough to have been '80s punk clubbers. A look at coming of age in LA in the era of Reagonomics and WAAAAY too many substances. How else are we going to...

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Rated R | For Coarse Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Defiant, antisocial 'tude in '80s punk sci-fi satire.
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