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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Chris Stuckmann

Blomkamp has retained his flare for gorgeous production design and interesting ideas, unfortunately with Chappie, those ideas are all recognizable from other, better pieces of entertainment.

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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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Gary Dowell
Dark Horizons

Chappie, both the character and the film itself, is a clunky amalgam of mismatched parts.

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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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Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit

A robot with consciousness gets lost in a junkyard of a movie

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
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Jens S.
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"Juss cuz you invincible don't mean you can juss let people disrespect you, homes."
KJ Proulx
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