Summary: Paul Verhoeven's ultra-violent blend of science fiction, action, and social commentary on top of social commentary remains relevant as cooler-room topical importance-and better than the well-intentioned but misguided 2014 remake.
Summary: Memorable music as well as a good performance by Peter Weller, very well-directed action sequences by Paul Verhoeven. It falls out of place at some parts and the plot has more holes than there are gunshots holes in the movie, but on the surface it's good 1980's action fluff.
Summary: "I buy that for a dollar". the future Detroit is plagued by crime and the police are threatening to strike. When an officer is brutally shot down, a corporation steps in to create the ultimate in law enforcement: part man, part machine: Robocop.
Excerpt: Peter Weller stars as Alex Murphy, a veteran cop in the city of Old Detroit who is sadistically tortured and shot in the line of duty by Clarence Boddicker and his gang of truly hateful criminals. Kurtwood Smith's character is clearly an evil man, with no remorse or guilt for his ruthless actions.
Summary: Some of the sci-fi universe created in this action thriller is a little corny, but the action scenes land hard and brutally. Peter Weller manages to convey the right spots of emotion, for someone playing a laconic robotic killing machine and Kurtwood Smith is slimy and hatable as the film's villain.
Excerpt: A dedicated police officer is declared legally dead and reawakens to find that he has been transformed into a cyborg by a malevolent corporation. On the surface of it, Robocop looks like just another dumb sci-fi action film but beneath lurks a lot of clever ideas.
Summary: oh my lord.this is one of the greatest action films of the 80's.yeah the dialogue and plot is as chessy as it can get.but come on,it's an 80's movie,and chessy plots and dialogue is what it's all about.and im loving it.Paul Verhoeven is amazing at creating an action fil that actually delivers,not...