R.I.P.D. (2013)

Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds headline the 3D supernatural action-adventure R.I.P.D. as two cops dispatched by the otherworldly Rest In Peace Department to protect and serve the living from an increasingly destructive array of souls who… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: July 19, 2013
DVD Release Date: October 29, 2013
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Critic Score: 13% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It has its moments -- most of them courtesy of Jeff Bridges' rootin' tootin' performance as an undead Wild West sheriff -- but R.I.P.D. is ultimately too dim-witted and formulaic to satisfy.

Wesley Morris

I watched this movie with three chatty strangers on [a] Thursday night in an otherwise empty theater. Universal couldn't say "no." Looks like that's our job now.

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Tom Russo
Boston Globe

Too bad director Robert Schwentke ("RED") and the writing team handling the 3-D screen adaptation don't hold up their end, failing to do much with a premise that felt like it could rate with, say, "Men in Black."

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Roxana Hadadi
Punch Drunk Critics

Please, please don't see it. Value your time more than I did.

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

This spends little time on exposition and doesn't go in for any false pathos; compared with most recent comic-book movies, this is lean, unpretentious filmmaking--and to my taste, a lot more fun for it.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

Mr. Bridges is almost always fun to watch, but even his squinting and Slim Pickens-style whooping can't make the time pass faster.

Dan Mecca
The Film Stage

What we are left with is a mildly entertaining, utterly harmless mid-summer blockbuster that marks another misstep in the career of Ryan Reynolds.

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Steven Boone

Images of Jeff Bridges enjoying himself are almost enough to make a movie work. "R.I.P.D." does its best to stop him dead in his tracks.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

A half-hour into the film, and it feels like the eighth day of jury duty.

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Mark Jackson
Epoch Times

Bake a 'Men In Black' pie; throw in some 'Ghostbusters,' 'This Is the End,' 'True Grit,' and 'Weeds,' drain the fun out, and you get the half-baked, derivative 'R.I.P.D.'

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Flixster Audience Score: 38% Flixster User Reviews
Everett Johnson
** I've heard this compared to "Men in Black" a lot. While the premise is similar, "Men in Black" is a much better movie. Here, Jeff… More
Manu Gino
To protect and serve the living. Good movie! There is plenty action and a fair amount of comedy. there were some plot holes and the ending left a few… More
Phil Hubbs
So I found out this film is based on a Dark Horse comic book which instantly got me somewhat excited truth be told. Yeah I heard all the negative buzz flying… More
Thomas Johnston
Going into this movie, you should know what to expect and with that inn mind you should be able to enjoy it for what it is - a comedy.
Stuart Brooks
fairly poor, like a bad men in black meets ghostbusters.
Film Crazy
Intriguing and engaging concept but fails to fully appreciate its own making, amusing in places, can't help but feel someone else could have executed it… More