Chappie (2015)

In the near future, crime is patrolled by an oppressive mechanized police force. But now, the people are fighting back. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 16, 2015
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Critic Score: 30% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Chappie boasts more of the big ideas and visual panache that director Neill Blomkamp has become known for -- and, sadly, more of the narrative shortcomings.

Anthony Lane
New Yorker

The principal charm of the film arises from Chappie's ears, which prick up and droop like those of a titanium rabbit.

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Bill Zwecker
Chicago Sun-Times

This is a well-meaning film with a good idea that unfortunately stumbles on its way to its less-than-satisfying end.

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Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto

Any potential in the concept is beaten out of it long before the ludicrous final movement.

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Christy Lemire

While the visual effects are spectacularly seamless, they're in the service of a movie which devolves from vaguely funny to just-plain silly to numbingly gory.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

One of those incongruous Franken-films that's simultaneously bombastically brutal and treacly.

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Helen OHara
GQ Magazine [UK]

While Chappie is bursting with interesting ideas and manages to feel fresh despite obvious (and largely unloved) comparators like Short Circuit, A.I., and Transcendence, the film is sometimes blind to its own point.

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James Berardinelli

There's material in Chappie for a worthwhile motion picture but too little is explored by Blomkamp to make this worth a trip to a theater.

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Andrew O'Hehir

It's cluttered, goofy and incoherent from beginning to end, and much too long.

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Ross McIndoe
The Skinny

Simply watchable, never becoming either entirely offputting or genuinely entertaining.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Garman
Neill Blomkamp films tend to tread on that future that is just beyond our reach. Looking at previous work, such as District 9, it could be a few months or… More
Al S
An instant classic. Director, Neil Blomkamp hits his mark the third time around with another brilliant sci-fi film that will truly compel you and blow you away.… More
Albert Kim
After the refreshing "District 9" and the disappointing "Elysium" comes Blomkamp's third outing, "Chappie". Not much has… More
Flutie Archibald
After the disappointment that was 'Elysium', this was a return to form. It's not perfect, but it was entertaining.
Phil Hubbs
Blomkamp is back to finish off his distopian futuristic sci-fi trilogy that started with 'District 9' and 'Elysium', only he's not… More
Kevin M. Williams
Frankenstein's monster yet again, the thing that grew a soul. Is it human because it can outthink us? Outmove us? Does it feel? A nice sci-fi from the… More