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In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years - and it's meant billions for OmniCorp's bottom line. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, and they see a golden opportunity to do it. When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) - a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit - is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp sees their chance to build a part-man, part-robot… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 48%

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"Surveying the peculiar array of 1980s retreads clustered into release this week, I'm reminded of Marty McFly in Back to the Future Part II, traveling forward in time 30 years to discover that everything is still the same, only worse."
‑ Christopher Orr, The Atlantic
"Cynical, boring, PG-13 retread."
‑ Richard Roeper, Richard
"Most older viewers will probably feel that RoboCop cannot match Verhoeven's satirical originality, but the computer age has made the core ethos more relevant to contemporary society."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Mail
""Robocop" is a remake that manages to find its own way. It may lack the social satire of the 1987 original, but it's sharper and more believable than the film that went before."
‑ Paul Chambers, Movie Chambers
"This 'RoboCop' spends more time developing the man behind the machine, making him more complex and less detached (at least, at first)."
‑ Brad Keefe, Columbus Alive
"Padilha is Brazilian, and it's interesting that both RoboCops have been made by men whose non-Hollywood work focused on their respective countries' curdled politics."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"Neither Alex Murphy's internal moral conflict nor the larger, vaguely satiric portrait of a global culture dependent on high-tech law enforcement seem to be the main point of this Robocop remake, which raises the question of what is meant to be the point."
‑ Dana Stevens, Slate
"It's not a problem that they went and remade Robocop. But the biggest problem with this Robocop is that it's a remake."
‑ Scott Mendelson, Forbes
"Without the essential emotional attachment to Murphy, the entire project was in vain from the start, turning this into just another big, loud action flick with nothing at its core."
‑ Jeff Beck,
"This version feels more slick and calculated than gritty and provocative, and it lacks the freshness of its predecessor despite attempts to update various story elements."
‑ Todd Jorgenson,
"This Robo-reboot tries fiercely to update the satirical punch and stylistic perversity Paul Verhoeven's 1987 original. It's a futile gesture."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"It's well made, polished, and hits every mark - but is it crazy to want a futuristic sci-fi action flick about a motorcycle-riding metal supercop to be just a little more fun?"
‑ Ian Buckwalter, NPR
"Director José Padilha is clearly trying to do something different, but the end product is frustratingly underwhelming."
‑ Stephen Carty, Flix Capacitor
"An impressive supporting cast does the best it can with small and somewhat undefined stereotypes."
‑ Mal Vincent, The Virginian-Pilot
"A typically inferior remake..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
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