Chappie

Chappie

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Chappie

Oscar-nominated writer-director Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium) helms this sci-fi biopic of a “new-born” robot, observing a near-future Earth as he grows to discover a sense of self. Stars Die Antwoord members Yolandi Visser and Ninja, Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver, and Blomkamp’s go-to actor Sharlto Copley as the robot Chappie.

A robot police force has helped to reduce Johannesburg’s violent crime rate, and now their creator Deon (Dev Patel) can perfect his next obsession – creating artificial intelligence. Using a clapped-out robot destined for the scrapheap as a vessel, Deon brings his concept to life, but the pair are soon kidnapped by gangsters (Yolandi Visser and Ninja) who not only name the childlike AI “Chappie” but begin teaching it all the wrong lessons. With Chappie’s education heading in unexpected directions and a workplace rivalry between Deon and Vincent (Hugh Jackman) spilling violently on to the South African streets, a collision between machine and man looms.

2015Rating: R13, Violence and offensive language121 minsUSA
ActionScience FictionBlockbuster
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Reviews & comments

mixed

The film indeed has some original thoughts but unfolds in an overly dramatic way.

3.0
0

CHappie

great film, great story, great effects great ending hope they make another one

5.0
0

It was slow to start but ok.

The plot is full of holes you could drive a bulldozer through (so not a thinking mans movie) but some good fun in it and as always for action movies the pace picks up towards the end. Sam made the comment that it was just District 9 all over again. Thinking about it he was right. It's set in South Africa and the plot is similar except instead of aliens its...

2.0
0

Proudly South African

Lacks depth, but really enjoyed it. Awesome that Blomkamp has not Americanized this one bit.

0

Wishful Thinking

Chappie So I did enjoy it, wonderful to watch to character build up of Chappie an his creator, not to mention Chappie’s momma & poppa. So reminds me of 'Short Circuit’, ‘RoboCop’ an ‘Transcendence’ with bits of ‘Automata’, ‘A.I.’, ‘iRobot' and other robot movie. You’ll enjoy it and the special effects are pretty good too. It’ll pull little at the heart...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Winds up feeling as clunky and confused as the childlike droid with which it shares its name.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Like its title character, Chappie is stunning to behold and easy to like, but it’s still some way from fully developed.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

This hugely entertaining oddity could never be mistaken for the work of any other filmmaker.

4.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

It’s a brawny, inventive action romp that’s as happy firing rockets at helicopters as it is contemplating the Cartesian model of mind-body dualism.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Chappie is a broad, brash picture, which does not allow itself to get bogged down in arguing about whether or not “artificial intelligence” is possible. It has subversive energy and fun.

3.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Chappie’s biggest problem is the degree to which it echoes other films...

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Chappie is a further downward step for director Neill Blomkamp.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Blomkamp’s third movie has just about enough spectacle and quirk to overcome some fairly major flaws, not least of which is an unappealing central trio.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Winds up feeling as clunky and confused as the childlike droid with which it shares its name.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Like its title character, Chappie is stunning to behold and easy to like, but it’s still some way from fully developed.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

This hugely entertaining oddity could never be mistaken for the work of any other filmmaker.

4.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

It’s a brawny, inventive action romp that’s as happy firing rockets at helicopters as it is contemplating the Cartesian model of mind-body dualism.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Chappie is a broad, brash picture, which does not allow itself to get bogged down in arguing about whether or not “artificial intelligence” is possible. It has subversive energy and fun.

3.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Chappie’s biggest problem is the degree to which it echoes other films...

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Chappie is a further downward step for director Neill Blomkamp.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Blomkamp’s third movie has just about enough spectacle and quirk to overcome some fairly major flaws, not least of which is an unappealing central trio.

3.0
0

mixed

The film indeed has some original thoughts but unfolds in an overly dramatic way.

3.0
0

CHappie

great film, great story, great effects great ending hope they make another one

5.0
0

It was slow to start but ok.

The plot is full of holes you could drive a bulldozer through (so not a thinking mans movie) but some good fun in it and as always for action movies the pace picks up towards the end. Sam made the comment that it was just District 9 all over again. Thinking about it he was right. It's set in South Africa and the plot is similar except instead of aliens...

2.0
0

Proudly South African

Lacks depth, but really enjoyed it. Awesome that Blomkamp has not Americanized this one bit.

0

Wishful Thinking

Chappie So I did enjoy it, wonderful to watch to character build up of Chappie an his creator, not to mention Chappie’s momma & poppa. So reminds me of 'Short Circuit’, ‘RoboCop’ an ‘Transcendence’ with bits of ‘Automata’, ‘A.I.’, ‘iRobot' and other robot movie. You’ll enjoy it and the special effects are pretty good too. It’ll pull little at the heart...

4.0
0