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: 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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Jon Espino
The Young Folks

Chappie's base programming is that of a rudimentary artificial intelligence film... it tries to show off it's self-awareness, but comes off as unintelligent and uninspired.

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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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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

I fervently hoped that some particularly annoyed soul would create a 'Slapheads Yell "Chappie"!' refine the movie to its purest form of annoyance. As of this writing, internet, you disappoint me. [Blu-ray review]

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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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Eric Melin

There is something about this messy mashup of Robocop, Frankenstein, Short Circuit, A.I.: Artificial Intelligence, and trashed-up wannabe gangster "zef" culture that just works man, against all odds. Even when it doesn't. Which is often.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Flutie Archibald
After the disappointment that was 'Elysium', this was a return to form. It's not perfect, but it was entertaining.
Coxxie Mild Sauce
"Juss cuz you invincible don't mean you can juss let people disrespect you, homes."
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
Nate Zoebl
With each passing film, it regrettably is becoming more evident that District 9 seems to be the possible exception for writer/director Neill Blomkamp. It seemed… More
Carlos Magalh„es
The first two acts are clumsy and overstuffed, with so many plot holes and inconsistencies that it feels like a self-parody, but still it gets saved from being… More
Jens S.
You could easily say director Neill Blomkamp remade his major success District 9 simply by replacing aliens with a sentient robot. You wouldn't be entirely… More