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I wonder whether this will be re-evaluated following Sapochnik's superb efforts on Thrones. At the very least it's proof that he's a perfect fit for the cyberpunk world of Altered Carbon.
Miguel Sapochnik's Repo Men seems a (retroactive) precursor to the world of Blade Runner, and it's fairly easy to imagine Jude Law and Forest Whitaker's bio-tech repossessors as Deckard's, or the Union as Tyrel Corporation's. However, the noir is replaced by black comedy and the ambiguous mind-twist is far more obvious and explicit. While the premise and actors are strong, and the makers mostly resist the studio's manipulations, it still falls down, I think, because of its over-use of gore. I don't have a weak stomach by any means, but there's so much of it, it can still make you queasy and detracts from the overall tone of the film.
In Time meets Gattaca in a decent albeit bloodier story. Could of been really good but the execution leaves something to be desired. 6.5/10
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