Repo Men

Repo Men

Miguel Sapochnik (2010)

18 Certificate


Our Score
This futuristic thriller is set in a world where hi-tech artificial organs are all the rage, but come at a deadly price. Fall behind on your repayments and a crack squad of repo men - essentially bailiffs-cum-surgeons - hunt you down and take back the replacement parts on the spot. Two of the best are Remy (Jude Law) and Jake (Forest Whitaker), but when the former is given a new heart, he begins to question the morality of The Union, the sinister corporation that employs him, and goes on the run - with his former partner in hot pursuit. Director Miguel Sapochnik sets the action in an inner-city dystopia that allows him to take some broad swipes at a runaway consumer culture and offer heavy-handed satire on the nature of healthcare and scientific progress. But the chase sequences never have enough momentum, Law is a fairly unconvincing renegade hero and there's too much emphasis on blood-soaked violence at the expense of both plot and character development.


In the future, a company has extended human life with artificial organs - but they charge a hefty price, and those who do not make their payments can suffer fatal repossessions. One of the company's debt collectors starts to question his career when he ends up with a mechanical heart, and when he cannot pay, his own partner is sent to recover it. Sci-fi thriller, starring Jude Law and Forest Whitaker.

Cast & Crew

Remy Jude Law
Jake Forest Whitaker
Beth Alice Braga
Frank Liev Schreiber
Carol Carice van Houten
Peter Chandler Canterbury
Ray Joe Pingue
Alva Liza Lapira
Director Miguel Sapochnik
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: UniversalGuidance: Violence.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 16 Apr 2010