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  • 50
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    It's a violent yet occasionally funny film - thanks to some inventive gags that pop up - and it hits some of the same blood-splashed chords as "Terminator." [17 Jul 1987] show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Though Robocop is too well-crafted to be entirely loathsome, it's at best an amoral goof. Yet like the comparably silly Lethal Weapon, it cynically pushes all the right action-audience buttons. Better duck - here comes a monster hit. [17 Jul 1987] show more

  • 88
    TV Guide

    A first-rate production full of nonstop action and inventive special effects but what truly makes Robocop spellbinding is a superior script. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Robocop is a thriller with a difference. show more

  • 75
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    [Verhoeven's] cold, slick, funny, high-powered movie is informed by a humanism this genre almost always abandons in its chase after vigilante splat. [17 Jul 1987] show more

  • 63
    Stephen Cole The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Robocop isn't going to win Verhoeven any medals - the focus remains on action, guns and gore - but it's a flashy movie with enough wit to be more than just another dumb bucket of bolts. [17 Jul 1987] show more

  • 50
    Dave Kehr Chicago Tribune

    Paul Verhoeven's RoboCop is a stylish piece of work that leaves a sour aftertaste. [17 Jul 1987] show more

  • 80
    Empire

    It was this love of mayhem combined with a biting comic attack on neo-fascist corporatism - most notably seen in the TV ads for products like the apocalyptic board game Nuke 'Em - which helped raise Robocop above the common sci-fi herd. show more

  • 67
    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    Great effects and a nasty undercurrent drive this vehicle. show more

  • 90
    Variety

    Robocop is as tightly worked as a film can be, not a moment or line wasted. show more

  • July 24, 2012 thank you jesus
    Report This User

    It kept my imagnation in full gear and made me look forward to the sequel!!

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