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Rating: 5.6/10 by 2149 users

R.I.P.D. (2013)

A recently slain cop joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him. Based on the comic by Peter M. Lenkov.

Directing:
  • Robert Schwentke
  • Kim Berner
  • Kelly Cronin
  • Tracy L. Moody
Writing:
  • Phil Hay
  • Matt Manfredi
  • David Dobkin
  • Phil Hay
  • Matt Manfredi
  • Peter M. Lenkov
Stars:
Release Date: Thu, Jul 18, 2013

Rating: 5.6/10 by 2149 users

Alternative Title:
Ghost Agent: R.I.P.D. - JP
Rest in Peace Department - US
R.I.P.D. Policía del más allá - CO
Agenci z zaswiatow - PL
R.I.P.D.: Policía del más allá - MX
R I P D Departamento De Policía Mortal - ES
R.I.P.D. - Brigade Fantôme - FR
R.I.P.D. - Cops auf Geisterjagd - DE
R.I.P.D. : 알.아이.피.디. - KR
R.I.P.D. - US

Country:
United States of America
Language:
English
Runtime: 01 hour 36 minutes
Budget: $130,000,000
Revenue: $61,648,500

Plot Keyword: detective, gold, wife, police operation, investigation, partner, love, revenge, undead, death, husband, ghost, police department

Jeff Bridges
Roy Pulsipher
Ryan Reynolds
Nick Walker
Kevin Bacon
Bobby Hayes
James Hong
Nick's Avatar / Jerry Chen
Marisa Miller
Roy's Avatar
Michael Coons
Detective in Locker Room
Christina Everett
R.I.P.D. Evidence Clerk
Michael Tow
R.I.P.D. Evidence Clerk
Lonnie Farmer
Proctor's Avatar
Piper Mackenzie Harris
Nick's New Avatar
Ben Sloane
Clerk in VCR Repair Shop
Kortney Adams
Office Girl
Michael Yebba
Jersey Deado
David J. Curtis
Multi-Armed Deado
Cheryl McMahon
Driving Deado
Catherine Kresge
Female TV Reporter
John Burke
Newscaster in Helicopter
Joe Stapleton
R.I.P.D. '70s Cop
Naheem Garcia
R.I.P.D. Cop
Lance Greene
R.I.P.D. Cop
Tobias Segal
Clement Smokewagon Perkins
Mike Judge
Various Deado Voices (voice)
Toby Huss
Various Deado Voices (voice)
Jon Olson
Various Deado Voices (voice)
Chris Whitney
Deado #8 (uncredited)
Emmalyn Anderson
Driver (uncredited)
Alexandra Creteau
Red Sox Fan (uncredited)
J. Jewels
1970's Detective
Jim Ford
Cop #7 (uncredited)
John Franchi
Pedestrian

Per Gunnar Jonsson

As far as I am concerned this is another movie that demonstrates that the rating of the so-called “professional” critics used by Rotten Tomatoes are next to useless, at least as far as I am concerned and the official rating system at RT in general is deeply flawed. Yes I know that I have been harping about this before but I think it deserves to be repeated. Sure, this movie is not the greatest I have ever seen but come on! If you go to the movie’s page at RT you see a big rotten 13% flashing at you. That makes the unaware reader think the movie is a real turkey and that to me is just recycled bull food. At sites like IMDb and TMDb the movies gets around 5.5 out of 10 which, although not great, is much more reasonable. Also the viewer rating says 42% which looks bad but if you look at the details you see that the average rating is 3 out of 5 stars which to me is more an “okay” rating. The RT ratings is seems to be made to make all movies except the blockbusters look bad. Anyway, with that little rant over with, let us get to the movie itself. Personally I found it a quite entertaining movie that could have been better. There are quite a few funny scenes and the special effects are not bad. Jeff Bridges is quite funny as the veteran sheriff although his character is still one of the things that could have been done better. He is supposed to be the knowledgeable veteran but in many scenes it seems like the other way around. His stubborn stupidity is sometimes rather annoying. The plot is fairly simple and straightforward. Nothing fantastic and a bit contrived perhaps but good enough to string the special effects scenes together leading up to the grand finale. The cumin nonsense and the scene where Roy is stuffing his head with spicy food to get a dead to reveal himself is a bit of a downer though. A lot of people have been claiming that it is a M.I.B. rip-off. I think that is rubbish. Yes, there are similarities but then every movie with a veteran, a rookie and a sci-fi or a fantasy theme could be said to be a rip-off in that case. There are so many movies made that one will always find similarities. Just live with it. As I write before, on the whole I found the movie rather entertaining and me and the kids sure enjoyed our movie evening.


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