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RoboCop

The 1987 science fiction-action film directed by Paul Verhoeven.

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A Quick Tip by RabidChihuahua

  • Jul 18, 2012
This film just turned 25 years-old!!

Simply put, this is a classic sci-fi/action film.  Some may complain that the vision of a near future Detroit and the movements of the ED-209 are dated, but they barely deter the quality of the movie itself.

The action scenes in Robocop are top-notch, the characters are well-developed and memorable, and Alex Murphy's "death and resurrection" in the film was really engaging, to say the least.  The satire underneath the film's brutal violence and news clips was brilliant, too.

If you want a sci-fi/action that's rich in substance, get your paws on it if you haven't already.  Along with Total Recall, this is easily one of Paul Verhoeven's best movies.
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July 18, 2012
Why aren't more action pictures satirical? In my view, that genre is more conducive to caricature and parody than any other. Even chanbara spawned a few satires, the most notable of which is Okamoto's Kill!

Instead, the flailing, lobotomized culture is inundated with an influx of brain-dead farce by the likes of Emmerich, Bay, Ratner, Boll, et al....
 
July 18, 2012
Robocop rocked especially in the uncut version. I also enjoyed the 2nd one as guilty pleasure. Did you watch the TV series?
 
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Quick Tip by . June 12, 2013
Brutally murdered police officer is transformed into a state of the art cyborg police officer. Excellent take of big business and politics with satire and mixes in a big dose of special effects and action.
review by . May 09, 2009
Robocop (1987) was an thrilling science fiction comic book movie from Paul Verhoven. It's also a hard hitting satire at a society driven by consumerism, ultra right wing politics and a collapse from within. Crime is at an all time high,poverty is rampant, the streets are a war zone and the police department is being run by a corporation who only cares about the bottom dollar. During one incident, a decorated police officer named Murphy and his partner were in pursuit of a gang of ruthless bank robbers, …
review by . March 26, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
Robocop is over 20 years old and even today many people will profess to loving this film, no matter what their age. This is one of the only films that I can sincerely say I can watch over and over again from start to finish and never get bored.     The OCP (Omni Consumer Products) have been handed control of the local law enforcement of Detroit and their aim is to eradicate gang crime before construction begins on Delta City. A mega city that is set to bring Detroit into the …
review by . January 26, 2005
posted in Movie Hype
Along with the Terminator this was the best scifi action film to come out during the 1980's. Though Peter Weller didn't become a household name, he does an excellent job as a murdered police officer, who is resurrected as a type of cyborg programmed to fight crime. As "Robocop" he dispenses justice with computer controlled pinpoint shooting accuracy.    There is a lot of camp (some of it is extremely funny) which does nothing to diminish the serious drama of the film. Nancy Allen …
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