***1/2 out of **** "The life of a repo man is always intense" says Harry Dean Stanton as Bud in one of the most prolific scenes from the Alex Cox cult favorite "Repo Man". The film, which is not really about Bud but more-so about the life and career of a kid that he brings into the trade of repossessing stolen cars, jumps from one whacky idea to another; eventually bordering on perplexing. It remains complicated and intriguing throughout yet never really gains our trust until … more
Movies don't get much better than this. This is what independent film making is all about. Talk about a quotable movie! "There is one in every car, you'll see." Features a special acoustic cameo by the Circle Jerks long before "unplugged" became hip. Also, it marks the film debut of Jennifer Balgobin. So go eat some sushi and don't pay! "The more you drive, the less intelligent you are."
Repo Man is...a comedy? No wait, it's got some drama in it, so Drama? Or is it an action/adventure style movie? Sci Fi? Where would you find it in a rental store? I'm guessing comedy since it's funny and has more laughs then the other three genre's I mentioned. It's got a cult following but when it was being made, I don't think anyone knew this as it's impossible to know what will work and what won't as a cult film. Samuel L Jackson … more