Repo-Men-PosterRepo Men is worth the ticket price for Forest Whitaker, whose performance is better than the movie itself.

That said, it’s not a bad flick. I saw all the plot twists coming a mile away, but it was still fun getting there, and in addition to Whitaker’s fantastic performance, Jude Law and Liev Shrieber are very good too.

It’s basically a very good B-movie elevated by the actors. In a future world, your failing organs can be replaced by “artiforgs,” artificial organs that are efficient, dependable,  guaranteed… and expensive. But the interest rates are killer. Fall behind on your payments, and The Union sends the repo men to repossess your organs, and they’re not very careful whether you’re alive or dead when they do so.

The action sequence at the end is a bit too cartoony and over the top compared to the grittier sequences that come before… but without giving it away there’s a reason for that and it does serve the plot.

There’s one gut-busting laugh out loud bit involving a medical procedure that’s so funny it almost seems out of place… but only almost.

All in all, not a bad way to spend a Saturday afternoon with a bucket of buttery popcorn, perhaps giving some new business to The Union.