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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 98%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Repo Man has the type of unerring energy that leaves audiences breathless and entertained."
‑ , Variety
"Repo Man comes out of left field, has no big stars, didn't cost much, takes chances, dares to be unconventional, is funny, and works. There is a lesson here."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"It's kind of a road movie and kind of a science fiction movie and kind of a look at those unsung heroes who repossess cars amid the haze of serious drug use."
‑ Rob Vaux, Mania.com
"A 1984 underground touchstone [that's] a creepy visitation from a fracturing society."
‑ Chris Barsanti, Film Racket
"Defiant, antisocial 'tude in '80s punk sci-fi satire."
‑ Charles Cassady, Common Sense Media
"Cox's style is a step beyond camp into a comedy of pure disgust; much of the film is churlishly unpleasant, but there's a core of genuine anger that gives the project an emotional validation lacking in the flabby American comedies of the early 80s."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"It's very entertaining, and though it's rude in an R-rated way, it has the good taste never to promise more than it can deliver."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"It was 1984 and Americans were on course to re-elect a s****y, sadistic, semi-sentient president. In a f****** landslide."
‑ Christopher Long, Movie Metropolis
"a western [but] also a punk road movie, a conspiratorial cold-war chase caper, a paranoid apocalypse sci-fi, a postmodern mixed "plate of shrimp", a hilarious Eighties satire and a wry lowlife rejoinder to Reagan's upwardly mobile American dream."
‑ Anton Bitel, Little White Lies
"Fine, stylish debut from Alex Cox with some great turns from the two leads."
‑ , Empire Magazine
"There are endless things to enjoy, from Robby Müller's crisp camerawork to a superb set of performances, from witty movie parodies to a tremendous punk soundtrack."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"It's a one of a kind anomaly with Emilio Estevez at his best."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"A playful mood informs Repo Man, yet Cox also takes time to comment on the seamy side of LA, the crushing realities of living in a comformist society, and the problems inherent in a decade that so baldly worships Reagan, L. Ron Hubbard and TV evangelists."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"Half-shaggy, half-annihilating vision of a junk culture"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"A cult film par excellance."
‑ , Film4
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