9. Repo Men
In our 2-star review of Repo Men, Kofi Outlaw called it “as mangled and messy as the unfortunate victims it portrays.” Stereotypical plot developments run amok in this action film that doesn’t even deliver enough to keep you interested. The concept of the film is the only thread holding it together (barely).
The problem is that a great concept can be easily corrupted. Somewhere along pre-production, the point of Repo Men was tossed aside for specific scenes that just don’t fit with the overall mold. It tries so hard to be different that it ends up a conglomeration of bad decisions.
There is a huge difference between thought-provoking or mind-bending and downright confusing. The forced twists and disastrous storytelling strategies created a complicated clutter of calamity.