In Repo Men, Remy (Jude Law) is an ex-army man who is now making a living in the repossession business. Remy, and his lifelong best friend Jake (Forest Whitaker), both work for “the Union” – a generic evil corporation that sells reproduced organs and body parts to the terminally ill. The Union then repossesses “the property” when the clients fall behind on the extortionate interest rates, for the organ to be cleaned and sold on to another victim.

The plot develops when Remy grows a conscience about killing innocent people for their fake organs. This occurs when an accident causes him to need a mechanical heart fitted. Subsequently, when he himself falls behind on his payments he sees life from the other side. It’s at this point that the most skilful repo man turns against his evil corporation. Remy then finds himself on the run and being hunted by his former best friend and partner, Jake. Remy has to then use all his talent and knowledge of “The Union” to survive. (Not the most original storyline)

The shining feature of this film is the chemistry between Jude Law and Forest Whitaker. It really is the high point of the movie. The friendship which is conveyed in the film is really truly believable and adds a third dimension to the film which puts it above other films of this genre.

Overall, this concept had a lot of potential but has just seemed to have fallen flat… it’s an interesting watch which really has the viewers rooting for the characters but the most enraging part of this film is its ending. It simply leaves me begging the question ‘WHY?!’ The ending to this film is the biggest cop out. At the end of the day, this is a generic film with a generic ending which will leave viewers unsatisfied.

★★ ☆☆☆

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