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R.I.P.D. (2013)

Country: USA

Genres: Action, Comedy, Fantasy

Taglines: To protect and serve the living

Director: Robert Schwentke

Writers: David Dobkin, Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi, Peter M. Lenkov, ...

Stars: Jeff Bridges, Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker, ...

After Nick is murdered by his own partner, he joins the Rest in Peace Department to protect the world from the undeads. While working with his new partner, many undeads are seen gathering in Boston. Soon he realizes that someone close to him is behind all a plot to bring on the apocalypse.

60 | 2013-07-19 | Scott Foundas

Thank heavens — or at least the “Department of Eternal Affairs” — for Jeff Bridges, whose hilariously free-associative performance as a 19th-century frontier marshal-turned-21st-century undead lawman is like an adrenaline shot to the heart of R.I.P.D.
Read More: Variety

58 | 2013-07-19 | Chris Nashawaty

While he's (Bridges) having more fun than anyone in the audience is likely to be having, it's such a rip-snorting go-for-broke performance that it almost makes R.I.P.D. worth the price of admission. Almost.
Read More: Entertainment Weekly

50 | 2013-07-19 | A.A. Dowd

Nothing short of wiping their memories with a real-life neuralizer is going to convince moviegoers that the supernatural buddy-cop comedy R.I.P.D. is anything more than a thinly disguised "Men In Black" ripoff.
Read More: The A.V. Club

50 | 2013-07-19 | Nathan Rabin

A film that grows less compelling and original by the minute, R.I.P.D. serves due notice that the mismatched-buddy-cop movie is wearing out its welcome all over again.
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40 | 2013-09-16 | Olly Richards

Confusing and uninspired rather than completely inept, it’s still likely to be swiftly struck from the résumés of all involved.
Read More: Empire

38 | 2013-07-20 | Eric Henderson

R.I.P.D. devotes far more energy to concept than execution, leaving most of the promising aspects high and dry.
Read More: Slant Magazine

38 | 2013-07-19 | Tom Russo

There is less eye candy than you would expect, and it’s underwhelming.
Read More: Boston Globe

38 | 2013-07-19 | James Berardinelli

In R.I.P.D., we have a legitimate train wreck of a motion picture: a film that doesn't work on any level. It's not funny. It's not exciting. It's not engaging. It's a waste of time and money.
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38 | 2013-07-19 | Claudia Puig

Perhaps there was a clever germ of an idea here, but the five credited writers didn't develop characters, scenarios or rules in this sci-fi world well enough to engage the audience.
Read More: USA Today

38 | 2013-07-18 | Roger Moore

The worst comic book adaptation since “Jonah Hex.”
Read More: McClatchy-Tribune News Service

36 | 2013-07-19 | Laremy Legel

There is a legitimate film in here somewhere, buried deep beneath the rubble of its terrible script and editing.
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30 | 2013-07-19 | Dana Stevens

With its low-stakes chase scenes, obvious-from-the-get-go villains and nonsensical plotting, this feels more like a 96-minute-long episode of Scooby-Doo that's been laboriously translated into another language and then back into English.
Read More: Slate

30 | 2013-07-19 | Barbara VanDenburgh

It's an unpleasant way to pass a couple summer hours.
Read More: Arizona Republic

30 | 2013-07-19 | Chris Packham

Unfortunately, the interesting drabness of the afterlife’s police department is paired with the colorless paucity of the film’s heavies...The deados, unmemorable CG brutes, spout generic bad-guy dialogue undistinguished by humor or characterization.
Read More: Village Voice

30 | 2013-07-19 | Mark Olsen

The entire film has an oddly underdone quality to it, as if aiming not for greatness but to simply be passable.
Read More: Los Angeles Times

25 | 2013-07-21 | Steven Boone

Mostly loud and graceless, despite some arresting hyperbolic visuals that deserve an action film of actual soul and purpose. It's simply too generic at heart to justify director Schwentke's delirious, sidewinding, arcing, snap-zooming and whip-panning anti-gravity camerawork.
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25 | 2013-07-19 | Stephanie Merry

A dud that squanders a decent cast and succeeds neither as the comedy nor the action film it purports to be.
Read More: Washington Post

20 | 2013-07-24 | Marjorie Baumgarten

R.I.P.D. never creates a believable universe, interesting action sequences, or dynamic characters. It’s a paint-by-numbers approach in which the film’s comedy and drama both fall flat.
Read More: Austin Chronicle

20 | 2013-07-19 | Joe Neumaier

It's nothing special. Which sort of makes it a loser all the way 'round. Expect a sad afterlife for it on cable.
Read More: New York Daily News

20 | 2013-07-19 | Joshua Rothkopf

Tired byplay between Reynolds’s mystified straight man and Bridges’s supernatural old pro will kill off any fond memories you have of zesty buddy films past and present.
Read More: Time Out New York

20 | 2013-07-19 | Manohla Dargis

What’s missing is what’s often absent in industrial moviemaking of this type: story and characters, yes, but also the human touch and a sense that someone behind the scenes actually cares about the work.
Read More: The New York Times

20 | 2013-07-19 | Richard Corliss

Less a bad movie than simply not a movie, R.I.P.D. gives every indication of having been a sloppy first-draft script.
Read More: Time

20 | 2013-07-19 | Mike Scott

It so shamelessly borrows from so many other movies, and then does absolutely nothing to add to them -- nothing to raise the bar, nothing to make it more interesting, and really nothing to make it the least bit appealing.
Read More: New Orleans Times-Picayune

20 | 2013-07-19 | Todd McCarthy

This is a second-rate special effects-dominated 3D entry that will join several prominent would-be blockbusters that need not be mentioned on the summer junk heap.
Read More: The Hollywood Reporter

12 | 2013-07-18 | Kyle Smith

For a movie that so strenuously rips off “Ghostbusters” and “Men in Black,” R.I.P.D. manages to come up with fresh new ways of being absolutely terrible.
Read More: New York Post

10 | 2013-07-19 | Bilge Ebiri

The whole thing seems ill-conceived from the start, unable to keep its parameters simple – think of Ghostbusters and “Don’t cross the streams!” – but also lacking any genuine comic spark or imagination. It’s an exhausting 98 minute ride to nowhere.
Read More: New York Magazine (Vulture)

0 | 2013-07-19 | Gabe Toro

This expensive misfire runs a little less than ninety minutes, which means that there’s likely a 105-110 minute long version that the producers hacked up in order to get the maximum amount of 3D showtimes to not embarrass the studio on opening weekend. Judging by the released product, that version is likely even worse, if such a thing were possible.
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