Chappie
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: March 6, 2015
DVD Release Date: June 16, 2015
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32%
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56%

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Critic Score: 32% 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.

Katie Kilkenny
The Atlantic

It's this time-old message of humanity, adapted to fit with today's technologies, that transcends the overpowering, at times clunky, cinematic vessel.

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Christy Lemire
ChristyLemire.com

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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Angie Han
Slashfilm

The larger story is positively riddled with plot holes, and any sense of subtlety seems to have fallen right through them.

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Jake Coyle
Associated Press

Its oddly jumbled machinery never clicks. The logic of Chappie gradually disintegrates, becoming increasingly farcical.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

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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Nicolás Ruiz
Código espagueti

The film isn't bad and can be very funny (although this is, at times, involuntarily), the central character is endearing and the plot promises enthusiasm. [Full review in Spanish]

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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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Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader

It may be too sloppy and indulgent to actually call good, but that still leaves room for words like heartfelt, trippy, personal, and even admirable.

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David Fontana
Film Inquiry

Although mildly entertaining at times, especially in the beginning scenes when we first see Chappie come to life, the film suffers from an uneven storyline.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Garman
Neill Blomkamp films tend to tread on that future that is just beyond our reach. Looking at previous work, such as District 9, it could be a few months or… More
Al S
An instant classic. Director, Neil Blomkamp hits his mark the third time around with another brilliant sci-fi film that will truly compel you and blow you away.… More
Albert Kim
After the refreshing "District 9" and the disappointing "Elysium" comes Blomkamp's third outing, "Chappie". Not much has… More
Flutie Archibald
After the disappointment that was 'Elysium', this was a return to form. It's not perfect, but it was entertaining.
Phil Hubbs
Blomkamp is back to finish off his distopian futuristic sci-fi trilogy that started with 'District 9' and 'Elysium', only he's not… More
Kevin M. Williams
Frankenstein's monster yet again, the thing that grew a soul. Is it human because it can outthink us? Outmove us? Does it feel? A nice sci-fi from the… More