RoboCop (1987) Synopsis
Corporate scientists turn a dead Detroit policeman (Peter Weller) into a cyborg crime-fighter.
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Variety

Robocop is as tightly worked as a film can be, not a moment or line wasted.
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TV Guide

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A first-rate production full of nonstop action and inventive special effects but what truly makes Robocop spellbinding is a superior script.
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80

Empire

It was this love of mayhem combined with a biting comic attack on neo-fascist corporatism - most notably seen in the TV ads for products...
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75

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
[Verhoeven's] cold, slick, funny, high-powered movie is informed by a humanism this genre almost always abandons in its chase after...
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75

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Though Robocop is too well-crafted to be entirely loathsome, it's at best an amoral goof. Yet like the comparably silly Lethal Weapon, it...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Robocop is a thriller with a difference.
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67

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
Great effects and a nasty undercurrent drive this vehicle.
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Stephen Cole
Robocop isn't going to win Verhoeven any medals - the focus remains on action, guns and gore - but it's a flashy movie with enough wit to...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
It's a violent yet occasionally funny film - thanks to some inventive gags that pop up - and it hits some of the same blood-splashed chords...
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Chicago Tribune

By Dave Kehr
Paul Verhoeven's RoboCop is a stylish piece of work that leaves a sour aftertaste. [17 Jul 1987]
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Rated R | For Explicit Violence
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Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under Cyborg actioner is more graphic than Terminator.
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