CAST: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy DIRECTOR: Paul Verhoeven WEIRD ELEPHANT SERIES
In near-future Detroit, a murdered police officer is resurrected as an experimental crime-fighting cyborg named Robocop. Tormented by memories of his past, he soon deviates from his law enforcement program to seek revenge on his killers. This highly successful sci-fi action film balances ultraviolence with black comedy and cutting satire.
When the law-enforcing RoboCop cleans up corrupt Motown, his victory is satisfying because he's got machinery and morals on his side. RoboCop is where high-tech meets High Noon.Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer
A scathing social commentary loaded with layers of metaphor not immediately recognizable to my twelve-year old self, I've been digesting thirty years hence.Rubin Safaya, Cinemalogue.com
Robocop will always be a vital story. Whether a corporation brings us back from the dead with cybernetic technology or just sells our social media activity to their clients, they cannot own who we are.Fred Topel, We Live Entertainment