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: March 6, 2015
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Critic Score: 31% 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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Violet LeVoit
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Superbly satisfying on many levels, Chappie might be one of the best movies of the year.

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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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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

An astonishing, overstuffed mess, with at least two wholly different plotlines for two completely different movies.

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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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Matt Neal
The Standard

Chappie the character is endearing enough to elevate Chappie the movie and help overcome some of the film's deficiencies.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
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Shawn Montague
SERIOUSLY. If you haven't already. Get down to the cinema and see this movie Chappie ~ the most, powerful movie I've seen in a while. Coming from the… More
KJ Proulx
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Gimly Monocle
Neill Blomkamp's Chappie is getting absolutely lambasted by the critics. Not least of all by the ACM Crew, who I put a lot of stock in, Kristian Harloff… More