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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
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 49%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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
"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
"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
"Nothing special, but manages to avoid the junk heap"
‑ Robert Denerstein, Movie Habit
"blandly inoffensive.... It's like they took the original and sanded off all the sharp corners and rough edges to make something slicker, but also undeniably rote."
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"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
"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,
"Having set up RoboCop as a drone whose humanity has been ruthlessly programmed out, the filmmakers can't figure out how to give him back meaningful agency."
‑ Margot Harrison, Seven Days
"Padilha protracts Murphy's existential ordeal,so that the revenge plot that motivates the action becomes secondary to Murphy's struggle to hold onto his identity even as political, corporate and scientific interests seek to erase it."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"Cynical, boring, PG-13 retread."
‑ Richard Roeper, Richard
"It fully justifies its existence. That doesn't mean it's especially good. But it's a rare "reboot" that transcends its studio's money-grubbing. It has some Big Ideas."
‑ David Edelstein, Vulture
"A typically inferior remake..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"This remake of the science fiction classic is definitely on the right track with its approach to social commentary, but doesn't stick the landing enough for it to work."
‑ Lee Zachariah, Concrete Playground
"Caso você queira assistir ao mesmo filme, o melhor caminho é revisitar o trabalho de Paul Verhoeven, já que esta criação de José Padilha é algo bastante diferente. Mas não menos admirável."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
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