R.I.P.D. Wednesday, 03 June 2020


Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Supernatural themes and violence.

  • The pitch:

    Ghostmen in Black.

  • Starring:

    Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker, Stephanie Szostak, James Hong, Marisa Miller, Robert Knepper, Mike O'Malley, Devin Ratray, Larry Joe Campbell

  • Directed by:

    Robert Schwentke

  • Running time:

    96 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), NR (UK), PG-13 (USA)


    People/monsters are shot (police rifles, futuristic laser weapons, harpoon line-gun), shot at, vaporised, hit with objects, stabbed, pursued, thrown through the air, punched, near-crushed, thrown from skyscrapers, thrown into oncoming traffic, threatened, dangle precariously, fall several floors. Explosions, building collapses, burning debris, property damage, broken glass. Inter-worldly portals cause mass devastation. Dangerous driving, vehicle collisions, helicopter crash, vehicle rollover. Yelling. Human sacrifice mentioned. Blood/gore: Searing flesh, exploding flesh. Bodily transformations, dismembered limbs. Bleeding stab wound, torn flesh. Falling corpses.


    Kissing, ogling, flirting. STDs, castration, lap-dancing, porn mentioned. Innuendo. Sex acts mentioned (comic). Nude man (genitals not seen). Shirtless men. Woman in underwear. Skimpy clothing, cleavage.


    Meth dealing mentioned.


    F-word, s-words, a-words, sonofab*tch, slang for bodily functions. Name-calling, derogatory terms for women. Religious exclamations. Obscene finger gestures.


    Resurrection, police work, dirty cops, corruption, drug busts, second chances, rookies, judgement, Armageddon, investigation, modern versus traditional, mismatched partnerships, baseball, grief.


    Husband killed. Job suspension. Funeral, cemetery, hospital settings. Dysentery mentioned. Monsters with extra eyes, extra hands, stretched skin, oversized body parts. Helicopters, plane, toilet. Flock of birds, seagull, dog, taxidermy bird. Racks of hanging meat. Spitting, vomiting, biting, gagging, slime. Inspired by Dark Horse comic.


    Kevin Bacon. Faintly amusing comedy. One impressive use of CGI.


    Dull, unoriginal, un-engaging, generic, unfunny, inconsistent, bland, boring, loud, graceless. Bridges' accent frequently difficult to understand, disappointing creatures, lifeless script, no chemistry between actors, poorly realised, confusing and silly plot, garish special effects, overbearing CGI, terrible editing.

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