100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
RoboCop is no canned remake of the 1987 action film. It's a reimagining that responds to everything that has changed in American life over the past 27 years, addressing new threats and exploiting new anxieties.
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80

Total Film

Taking the original and successfully transplanting it into an ambitious new world, José Padilha’s english-language debut is an exciting, pacey and thoughtful sci-fi actioner.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
This movie comes at you with an idea or two, as well as every available gun blazing.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
RoboCop is a solid near-future action pic that poses moral questions about artificial intelligence and remote-control combat systems without getting too preachy or ponderous about it.
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75

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
RoboCop is topically up-to-the-moment but stylistically it’s retro. Far from using the story as an excuse to string together cheap thrills and blowout spectacle, its hero has all the heart of the Tin Man.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Jose Padilha's Robocop reboot does some of the things a good remake should do: it retains the central ideas and themes of the original while updating and rearranging the narrative to lose a derivative feel.
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70

Variety

By Guy Lodge
It’s a less playful enterprise than the original, but meets the era’s darker demands for action reboots with machine-tooled efficiency and a hint of soul.
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67

The Playlist

By Oliver Lyttelton
There are enough rough edges and interesting kinks across the two-hour running time that you come out forgiving it for the more generic elements, though we'll acknowledge that the flaws might stick out more on a second viewing, when you're not just pleasantly surprised that the whole thing isn't a stinking mess.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
Director Jose Padilha (the “Elite Squad” movies) knows how to create slick, sometimes clever fast-moving battle sequences... But other than Keaton’s Sellars, the bad guys are mostly generic nitwits.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Moviegoers are stuck with this sci-fi thriller's bland story, murky cinematography and frenetic special effects.
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52 out of 100
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