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Repo Men (2010) 
Interesting Concept!
2.5/4 stars

In the future humans have extended and improved our lives through highly sophisticated and expensive mechanical organs created by a company called "The Union". The dark side of these medical breakthroughs is that if you don't pay your bill, "The Union" sends its highly skilled repo men to take back its property... often killing the victim.

It is a world human life cheap, death is profit and as long as their payment is not delivered, they are forced to donate their organ back to the labs for another buyer who has the money. Former soldier Remy is one of the best artificial organ repossession guy but when he suffers a cardiac failure on the job, he awakens to find himself fitted with the company's top-of-the-line heart-replacement... as well as a hefty debt. But a side effect of the procedure is that he grows a conscience and our protagonist finds that his heart's no longer in the job - literally.

When he can't make the payments, The Union sends its toughest enforcer, Remy's former partner Jake, to track him down. Forest Whitaker and Liev Schreiber play unrepentant villains and they milk their roles for every ounce of villainy that they can muster.

"Repo Men" is a darkly-themed satire that never takes itself seriously and the gory scenes are certainly memorable.


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