Metacritic Movie Ratings
RoboCop Reviews

3.0

52

out of 100

Metascore®
Mixed or average reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 75

    out of 100

    ReelViewsJames 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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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago TribuneMichael Phillips

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

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  • 70

    out of 100

    VarietyGuy 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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  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterLeslie Felperin

    In some ways, the thoughtful, dense script marks an improvement on the original, and the cast is certainly tonier this time around. What’s missing is the original’s evil wit, amoral misanthropy and subversive slipperiness.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    Moviegoers are stuck with this sci-fi thriller's bland story, murky cinematography and frenetic special effects.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRichard 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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  • 40

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    The result is fitfully interesting, and Mr. Kinnaman, best known for "The Killing" on television, compels our empathy with a kind of macho melancholia. Still, the whole thing comes down to an action adventure that's graphics-rich, logic-poor, coherence-challenged and pleasure-impaired.

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