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R.I.P.D

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5.61 h 36 min2013X-Ray12
Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds headline this supernatural action-adventure as cops dispatched by the Rest In Peace Department to protect the living from destructive souls hiding on Earth.
Directors
Robert Schwentke
Starring
Jeff BridgesRyan ReynoldsMary-Louise Parker
Genres
ComedyFantasyActionAdventureScience Fiction
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio Languages
EnglishEnglish [Audio Description]
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Supporting actors
Robert KnepperJames HongMarisa MillerStephanie SzostakKevin Bacon
Producers
Michael FottrellNeal H. MoritzMike Richardson
Studio
Universal Pictures
Content advisory
Foul languagesexual contentviolence
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4.4 out of 5 stars

3587 global ratings

  1. 65% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 18% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 10% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 3% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 3% of reviews have 1 stars
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Pirin AdventuresReviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 May 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
men in black and ghost busters combined with a bit of league of gentlemen
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Funny, I have to say I laughed a lot, it was a serious micky take and the characters make you laugh, worth watching for the light humours appeal.
Mr Ian Bejm.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 01 June 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
R.I.P.D - Rest In Peace Department. An Unusal and Interesting Film.
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This is a very interesting take on the usual Police Crime films, with both the Police Department and the Criminals, being outside of what one would normally expect. This film starts off the usual way, yet very quickley it come up with a very unusual twist and a very interesting plot. Through I will not spoil anyone's enjoyment if they have not seen it, yet it is well worth watching.
𝗧𝗿𝘂𝘁𝗵 𝗦𝗲𝗲𝗸𝗲𝗿Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 September 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
A Comedy Classic
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*No Spoilers*

Everyone should have this is their library. It is a comedy classic and will no doubt have a cult following and status in due course.

If you like Ryan Reynolds in Dead Pool and The Hitmans Bodyguard, then you will love this. His sarcastic humour is the same and there are some quite superb comedy moments in this film.

The police back story may be a little weak but the whole RIPD with Reynolds as Jeff Bridges side kick, is extremely well done.

Recommended drink for viewing - A single malt with one ice cube.

Recommended snack for viewing - Finger buffet.

This film is highly recommended. Buy with confidence.

I do not receive any payment or free goods for writing these reviews. I am just happy to share my views on my purchases with fellow like minded Amazonians in the hope that you may find it helpful.
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Paul TapnerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 January 2014
3.0 out of 5 stars
Protecting the Earth from the undead scum of the universe
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Once upon a time, there was an obscure comic called Men in Black. All about a secret organisation that protects the world from nasty aliens.

It became a not nearly so obscure movie.

Then along from the same comics company came R.I.P.D. The rest in peace Department. The spirits of the greatest police officers who ever lived. Who protect the world from nasty undead.

It, like Men in Black, mixes comedy with drama.

So it was a logical candidate for a movie version.

Could lighting strike twice?

Ryan Reynolds stars as Nick Walker. A detective. He loves his wife. He wishes they had more money. His somewhat sleazy partner [Kevin Bacon] offers him a chance to get that. But when he gets cold feet, his partner kills him.

Roy finds himself offered the chance by a tough lady officer [Mary Louise Parker] to work for the R.I.P.D. He finds himself partnered with Roy Pulsifer [Jeff Bridges] a tough uncompromising wild west sheriff who does things his own way.

Can the two manage to work together? Can Roy move on and let go? And can they stop a deadly plot that threatens all of humanity?

R.I.P.D. is one of those films that tries to start a franchise. Thus it has to set things up and provide a story also. Whereas Men in Black just managed to be comedy/action/science fiction and nothing else, R.I.P.D. throws in comedy, action, drama, mismatched cops who start off bickering and learn to work together, and coming to terms and moving on grief storyline also.

It may sound as if it would be unbalanced, but it actually does manage to mix it all in quite well, with each storyline getting just the right amount of space.

Acting wise Jeff Bridges is brilliant, managing to go just close enough to going over the top without ever going too far. Mary Louise Parker is great. And Kevin Bacon is superbly sleazy. Ryan Reynolds should be the star at the centre of this, but unfortunately he's the weak link. Roy is meant to be an everyman ordinary person. So there's nothing much there for him to work with, and his performance never really clicks. He's not too bad when Roy is reacting to things and people, but the fact that Roy is going through the grief storyline at the same time means it's never able to be as comedic as Will Smith was in Men in Black.

There is also very little sense of jeopardy, so you never really feel the characters are under any threat. Especially during the set piece finale.

And yet as a piece of escapism, it's not too bad. There are eye catching visual effects sequences. Some fun moments. And the aforementioned three great performances. This isn't as good as it could have been. But it is better than the reputation it has gained. And it is worth a look.

The dvd has the following language and subtitle options:

Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish.

Subtitles: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Arabic, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Portugese, Swedish.

The disc begins with no trailers, just a quick copyright notice.

There are no extras, and it has one of those menus with no text just icons. But with only four options that shouldn't be too much of a problem.

It also has the usual flyer with address of website and code to download copy of the film from that onto digital device.
14 people found this helpful
ScozZReviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 May 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fun dialogue. Good chemistry. Fluid action.
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If you've got a brain you'll get a kick out of the clever fun dialogue. If you haven't, go watch Men in Black .. and wook at Will Smiff's funny wickle face.
Mark BrownReviewed in the United Kingdom on 08 October 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
An enjoyable fantasy adventure
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This was always a fun movie that deserves a rewatch every now and again. The story follows the after-life of a corrupt cop forced to return to Earth to work his old beat as a rookie under an old master. The trouble is that the old master is a wild west gunslinger and the two do not get along. Despite their differences they work together on a case in the undead underworld where parts for an ancient magical icon are being traded. Can they stop the diabolical plan behind the trade from shutting down the great order of things? Lots of fun to watch.
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eesharReviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 January 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Not bad at all
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Low scores on Rotten Tomatoes etc? I'm not sure what the problem is. For a start the cast are pretty good across the board. I mean, sure, it riffs on Men in Black and every buddy cop film ever but its fun and short so never outstays its welcome. Overall, I'm glad I watched it and it left me wishing it had been better received as it would have been nice to see the characters again.
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DanielReviewed in the United Kingdom on 04 November 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
You just can’t keep a good cop down.
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You know how it is. You’re a cop. You take risks. And sometimes those risks cost you the ultimate price. So now you’re a dead cop. What do you do? Join the Rest In Peace Department of course! There’s undead villains galore that need keeping in check or sending to oblivion once and for all! Brilliantly original concept. Bridges compliments Reynolds very well, if only Bridges was easier to understand when he speaks. Ever wondered what things are like on the other side, behind the veil? This movie offers an interesting take on just that very thing.
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