Repo Man (1984)

Repo Man (1984) movie poster

director Alex Cox
viewed: 01/07/2017

Hey, National Film Preservation Board, how about Repo Man for the National Film Registry? I think it absolutely meets the “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant films” criteria.

This is a movie that only gets better and better with time and viewings. The Criterion Collection gets it.

My kids (ages 12 and 15) thought it was “weird” but liked it. I guess I was hoping for more enthusiasm, but it’s not a big laughs sort of comedy but slyly insinuating degrees of humor radiation burns, to which one ultimately succumbs along the way. I’m sure. I didn’t appreciate it as much back in the 1980’s, but I was young (what can I say?) It’s pure brilliance.

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