1987 "Part man, part machine, all cop."
7.6| 1h42m| R| en| More Info
Released: 17 July 1987 Released
Producted By: Orion Pictures
Country: United States of America
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In a violent, near-apocalyptic Detroit, evil corporation Omni Consumer Products wins a contract from the city government to privatize the police force. To test their crime-eradicating cyborgs, the company leads street cop Alex Murphy into an armed confrontation with crime lord Boddicker so they can use his body to support their untested RoboCop prototype. But when RoboCop learns of the company's nefarious plans, he turns on his masters.

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Paul Verhoeven

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CheerupSilver Very Cool!!!
Colibel Terrible acting, screenplay and direction.
Spidersecu Don't Believe the Hype
Logan By the time the dramatic fireworks start popping off, each one feels earned.
gorf RoboCop is a well-made movie. The special effects still look great after all these years, the music is fantastic. The idea behind it is interesting too. What if someone turned you into a cyborg against your will? It feels almost exactly like a comic book.Unfortunately, RoboCop is also extremely violent and cruel, full of bad language and with some nudity sprinkled throughout the movie. People are shot to bits, explode in a shower of guts and's just so unnecessary. It's too bad that lot of the more serious and tragic stuff is drowned out in all the violence and dark humor. RoboCop should have focused more on the drama and less on gory effects and vulgar language. The idea of a man being turned into a cyborg against his will is a very disturbing one, especially in these days when transhumanists are pushing their evil and perverted ideas. The criticism of greed and unfettered capitalism is also good. In the hands of a more capable director, it could have been great.
Austin Walker Spoiler-Filled Moments That Make Robocop Better Than Robocop Remake: 1.) Nancy Allen is Rookie Female Partner, but she has short hair which illustrates her toughness. Its remarkable how easily you forget she played a hot prostitute seven years prior. 2.) Protagonist is killed by having his arms blown off ten minutes into the movie, potentially leaving the film to focus on Rookie Female Partner instead. 3.) In a fist fight knee-deep in sewage, Robocop activates an ejectable tooth-wide knife which he sticks in Crime Boss' jugular, so deep that blood is spraying before he has time to remove it. 4.) Robocop runs over a goon who is disfigured from a barrel of leaky toxic sludge, and the goon immediately splatters like lasagna dropped from a rooftop. 5.) Crime Boss spits blood on his arrest report and smiles. 6.) Prototype Robot Cop malfunctions and shoots office worker sixteen times and the Evil Tech Products Boss just strokes his forehead and sighs disappointment. 7.) Robocop shoots Eager To Be New Tech Boss out of a ninety foot window and his arms stretch as if to grab the window ledge for one last desperate move. 8.) Prototype Robot Cop is so inefficient that it trips down the staircase. 9.) Eager To Be New Tech Boss #2 snorts coke off of a hooker's cleavage just minutes before being blown away by a bomb accompanied by a video saying, "Im going to blow you away now." 10.) Robocop stops a street rapist by blowing off his genitals and the girl he saved can't run away fast enough because of her stilettos. 11.) There is homoerotic bathroom tension between the two Eager Tech Backstabbers, which is cut short by more trash talking and foul-mouthery. 12.) Robocop blows up a gas station, almost frying College-Boy Clerk, which would have been worth it because the goon must be stopped at all costs. 13.) After three days of viewing Robocop Remake, I remember nothing. Robocop (1987) wins. Flawless victory.
julian kennedy Robocop: Robocop is the story of a Corporation (OCP) creating a cyborg cop to reduce crime so they can rebuild Detroit. It is also a satirical look twenty minutes into the future that predicts our world with a scary accuracy that few movies have ever come close to.The Good: Everything. The practical effects are spot on. The movie is a quotable as a Monty Python piece. Kurtwood Smith is one of the best villains of the eighties. Ed 209 needs his own movie. All the little things are done right.To illustrate there is a scene earlier on when a trauma team is taking care of the titular hero. The dialog and actors seem so realistic that it seems like something out of a documentary. Turns out director Verhoeven simply got an actual trauma team on the set and had them do their stuff with no script.The film is also tightly scripted and filmed with nary a wasted scene. Humor is sprinkled throughout keeping the tone light with all the ultra-violence.The Bad: Peter Weller is a tad stiff before he becomes Robocop. The last bit (that Hans Gruber dive) is the rare special effects failure in a movie that is spot on with its practical effects.Conclusion: People who were not adults when this first came out may have no idea how prescient this film really was. Facial recognition technology, fighting in Acapulco, the bankruptcy of Detroit, the return of gas-guzzling cars, Fox News, the government handing over responsibilities to large private corporations. These were all science fiction in 1987. That list above barely scratches the surface.Paul Verhoeven mixes satire and action at a level few have matched since. He would return to this style of film with the equally (though not as gritty)brilliant Starship Troopers a few years later. Robocop is that rare eighties film that seems to only get better with time.
cinemajesty Movie Review: "RoboCop" (1987)Due to its technical flawlessness and Paul Verhoeven's daring satiric-infused direction, "RoboCop" becomes easily one of the TOP 3 action movies of 1980s with "Predator" (1987) and "Aliens" (1986) in mind. The movie finds the tone, the pace, the ultra-violence - physically as psychologically - of a society on the brick of civil war. Character Alex Murphy, performed by life-changing emotionally-rolling actor Peter Weller, becomes the tragic hero in this environment of a near urban future under full surveillance and executive control with war machines to serve and protect. Nevertheless Paul Verhoeven never loses sight of the remaining glimpse of compassion / empathy after Murphy becomes RoboCop to full-accelerated gun violence action scenes, which stand on the highest quality levels in the history of cinema.© 2017 Felix Alexander Dausend (Cinemajesty Entertainments LLC)