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Chappie tells the story of a robot imbued with artificial intelligence who is stolen by two local gangsters who want to use him for their own nefarious purposes.
Neill Blomkamp
Sharlto CopleyDev PatelNinja
SuspenseDramaScience FictionAction
English [CC]
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Supporting actors
¥o-Landi Vi$$erJose Pablo CantilloBrandon AuretSigourney WeaverHugh Jackman
Neill BlomkampSimon Kinberg
Columbia Pictures
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Foul languagesmokingsubstance useviolence
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4.5 out of 5 stars

2839 global ratings

  1. 70% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 17% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 9% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 2% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 3% of reviews have 1 stars
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DaisyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 November 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Frankenstein's Creature made lovable
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I love stories which explore the unnatural creation of life from Frankenstein to Bladerunner to Terminator to I,Robot, and this one, set in a Johannesburg of the future, is excellent in lots of ways. The bringing to life of Chappie is so well done that suspension of disbelief is barely necessary; the plot itself is a clever mix of a resentful robot developer's jealous attempt to sabotage the work of his more successful colleague, and one criminal group's struggle to get by in a violent future underworld; the performances are brilliant - Sharlto Copley's distinctive South African voice and his swagger are the perfect basis for Chappie, Dev Patel, as Deon, the brilliant and driven young engineer, is always good, and both Sigourney Weaver (as boss Michelle Bradley) and Hugh Jackman (as ex military weapons developer) play the whole movie with tongues firmly in cheeks; and a soundtrack by Hans Zimmer - ticks all the boxes for me!
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Twisted_MentatReviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 March 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
A mess but a watchable one, sometimes even fun (in abstract)
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setting of district 9(minus aliens but LOTS of crime/gangsters instead), a solid chunk of existentialism/ from robocop/ghost-in-the-shell, most of the story-beats from "short circuit" (1 and 2). Nothing original under the sun is one thing, can't tell if this movie doesn't want to try or if it's just so amusingly terrible that it's attempts fall flat from being so very common in wider sci-fi.

Going to start with the characters, couldn't stand a single one of them. The robot was the closest to personable and even then only after 2/3 of the movie was done. he was a carbon copy of "johnny 5" personality development (but with deus-ex-internet later on).
the rest can be summed up as stupid looking, stupid reactions to events and way to dumb to live unassisted.
Every decision made, every response taken and every inaction by those with authority/responsibility made this ever more fiction and screw science or believability.

setting was workable
the effects were good-enough
the story was short circuit set in district nine (same city same world outlook, same director) but the ending? oh man that ending, it sure has been a while since I saw one that heavily telegraphed and deliberately?

Hugh Jackman MULLET! (that alone was worth watching the movie for, it was atrocious as were every other MCs hairdos/attitudes/decision-making)
the moralising was actually not terribly done
the action (despite bad aiming) was mostly well done
switch on, brain off, have a drink, laugh a lot
RICOReviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 March 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
Imagine a VERY poor mans Eminem and OMG The Women Sounds like she ...
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NINJA and ¥O-LANDI , Jeez God only knows why these two Idiots were cast to ruin the film, maybe South Africans can relate to SA music Culture and using what are probably Minor SA celebrities to add something to the film, Imagine a VERY poor mans Eminem and OMG The Women Sounds like she sings on Helium or Melvin and the chipmunks, NOT since Lucas had a breakdown and put in Jar Jar Binks has there been a REALLY Annoying (Filler character) till now, Really spoils a potentially good film
10 people found this helpful
RCReviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 November 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
Its a slow burner but worth watching to the last reel
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Ultimately I really enjoyed the movie. It has a really good idea and it really new what its final message wanted to be. As with District 9 and Elysium the Director had a big point to make - and ultimately he made it. The reason why it gets 4 stars rather than 5 is that although he knew what the point was that he was trying to make (I can't say what it is without a massive spoiler) the movie didn't seem to know how to get there. So it starts off as a bit of a Robocop clone - loads of gangster types shooting s*** out of each other and a bunch of robo cops turn up and win; rival to the robo cop inventor has a clone of ED 201 in the background and want to show it off. It then goes through a bit of pathos as one of the robo cops gains AI but comes under control of a group of gangsters and we finish with a coming of age bit. I like the fact that it goes back to the gritty SA landscape complete with less then likeable characters (on both sides). I not so keen on the neon painted guns (really this ain't a kids movie) and some of the 2D dialogue that kicks the movie off. This is a slow burner thats really worth sticking out with - I watched in 2 parts because I was so turned of by the first 45 I stopped watching and only watched the rest because I had nothing left to watch - I really glad that I did because this movie all about the last 30min.
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Ms.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 03 June 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Really good but bit odd movie!
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it went better then I expected. It seem unsure what path tehe movie should be at 12 or at 16. Bit mesh mush of pre 12 family movie yes not so much with it swearing and some bloody stuff if childish all way. I enjoyed. It all pretty good but maybe but it suitable to untoward 12 to middle teens rather very young kids.
kinggxReviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 May 2016
2.0 out of 5 stars
Disappointing effort
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Since the brilliant District 9, director Neill Blomkamp has rather lost his way. Elysium was awful and Chappie is only marginally better.

In Chappie, the action scenes are poor and the characters totally unrelatable. It's only saving grace is the emotional connection you make with robot Chappie. It is basically a story about raising a child, with much child abuse.

Disappointing overall.
6 people found this helpful
RicohReviewed in the United Kingdom on 06 December 2016
2.0 out of 5 stars
Didn't cut the mustard for me.
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No this didn't do it for me. Too many 'poor' moments, then just when we had a good 10 minutes, it deteriorated again. There were some strong moral messages at times, some comedy, and some gratuitous violence. One of the problems i could not make its mind up what type of movie it was. Not a complete waste, but overall a very average film for me.
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chris solomonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 October 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
If you like Sci-Fi you might like this
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Look if you like die antwoord and their music this is for you I'm 53 and love it yolandi and and ninja are as far as I'm concerned good in this movie plus I like this style of film if you haven't already heard them I say have a listen online as for the film if you're into Sci-Fi I think you might like it
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