Repo! The Genetic Opera
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Saw series mainstay Darren Lynn Bousman reunites with Twisted Pictures producers Oren Koules and Mark Burg for this futuristic shocker detailing a terrifying epidemic of organ failures. The denizens of planet Earth have been devastated by inexplicable and widespread organ failures, and as a result scientists begin planning a substantial organ harvest. Though an innovative biotech conglomerate subsequently offers the fearful public a means of maintaining their health by enacting a series of hassle-free organ payment plans, things begin to get messy when it's revealed that the financed body… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 34%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"As it has evolved from a 10-minute cabaret piece, through a short film Bousman made in Toronto, to the big screen, Repo! The Genetic Opera has gained in both guts and gusto."
‑ Susan Walker, Toronto Star
"I hated this movie."
‑ Ben Mankiewicz, At the Movies
"The lowbrow and highfalutin collide in an orgy of upscale disembowelment as director Darren Lynn Bousman gives uneasy birth to the gore opera."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"Repo! isn't like anything else out there, for whatever it's worth, or anything I've ever seen; between us, though, I'm going to hold out for a midnight staple more my speed."
‑ William Goss, Cinematical
"somewhere between Nine Inch Nails and The Rocky Horror Picture Show"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"David Cronenberg might have made a great movie with the plot to Repo! The Genetic Opera."
‑ Stephen Cole, Globe and Mail
"I don't know if words can describe just how awful and disgusting and insulting this movie was to watch."
‑ Ben Lyons, At the Movies
"The case for its quality is solid, the music is catchy, and "Repo!" may just destined for cult royalty."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"This is a Grand Guignol science fiction rock opera. The plot is minimal and for a rock opera, there is too little real melody."
‑ Mark R. Leeper,
"There is too much ambition on display for the film to be completely dismissed, but good intentions carry Repo! only partway toward success."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, Cinefantastique
"All-out thriller with few Bond touches but plenty of high-octane action."
‑ Ray Bennett, Hollywood Reporter
"Like a compost of Rocky Horror and Sweeney Todd, but without the floridity or the savage wit."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"Andrew Lloyd Webber meets SAW!"
‑ James O'Ehley, Sci-Fi Movie Page
"Falling somewhere between Rocky Horror, Moulin Rouge! and Eyes Without A Face (with songs!), Repo! The Genetic Opera is the filmic equivalent of what architects call a 'folly'."
‑ Anton Bitel, Little White Lies
"Truly, the movie doesn't gain a lot from being set to music; after about half an hour it starts to feel like a gimmick."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
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