Review of Repo Man

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Year: 1984 - Runtime: 92 - Director: Alex Cox - Writer(s): Alex Cox
Country: USA - Language: English - Parental Guide: NR - Color: Color

Repo ManRating: ★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆


This is one ridiculously bizarre film. Repo Man stars Emilio Estevez is a troubled comically cliche punk rock heathen. Yet, after a series of events, he finds himself driving to drop off something that you wouldn’t believe it if I told you items being carried in his trunk. The film really has two parts. The first is just a charming harmless little comedy flick. the second is a driveling borderline nonsensical series of science-fiction flair. Repo Man is dated and very much focused in its, umm, focus, but it is too over-the-top to pass up.

Reason to Watch

Emilio Estevez of The Breakfast Club fame is slowly turned insane by aliens. Yes, aliens. Sorry for the spoiler, but I couldn’t hold that back.


Repo Man doesn’t have much to say about life, reality, what have you, but it is just too ludicrous to not be watched at least once in passing. the dialogue is almost self-parody of the era, and if the trailer didn’t clarify anything for you, the film sure as hell won’t.

Most Memorable Quote(s)
  • Debbi: Duke, let’s go do some crimes.
    Duke: Yeah. Let’s go get sushi and not pay.
  • Duke: You say our names, we’re going to have to kill all these people, Archie.
  • Bud: Look at those assholes, ordinary fucking people. I hate ’em.
What You Need to Get Through This Movie

A Netflix account, because you ain’t going to find this bitch any other way.


You can see graffiti for the punk band The Circle Jerks, the same band that plays later in the film

The photo of aliens depicted in the film is actually condoms filled with water

Educational Content
  • Repo men have it hard and obtain greater success in proportion to the economy’s failure
  • If you own an air freshener business, endorse a movie about cars
  • Aliens are wimps if you own a car or have even a few collective brain cells
Justification for Rating

For all the oddities and bizarre encounters and stupidly funny acting by Emilio Estevez and some other one shot characters, Repo Man is a terrible average movie.


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