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At Theaters: 3/6/2015 On Video: 6/16/2015
Rated: R Length: 2 hr. 0 min.
Internet: None Found Movie ID: 600503
Studio: Sony Pictures Inc.
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In the near future, crime is patrolled by an oppressive mechanized police force. But now, the people are fighting back. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. As powerful, destructive forces start to see Chappie as a danger to mankind and order, they will stop at nothing to maintain the status quo and ensure that Chappie is the last of his kind.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Action Sci-Fi Thriller - Despite the kid appeal of being centered around a robot, this science fiction action drama is rated R for a reason: constant language, some moments of bloody violence, and adult subject matter. So parents of young children are strongly advised to use discretion. The big names in the cast, Hugh Jackman and Sigourney Weaver, have only smaller supporting roles, with the leading players being Dev Patel and, hidden behind a lot of robot effects, Sharlto Copley.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Sharlto Copley (Voice of Chappie)
Dev Patel THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL, THE LAST AIRBENDER
Jose Pablo Cantillo CRANK
Sigourney Weaver EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS, THE COLD LIGHT OF DAY
Hugh Jackman X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, PRISONERS
Director: Neill Blomkamp DISTRICT 9
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Production Notes Heading
About The Film
Creating Chappie and the Moose
About The Production
About The Stunts
About The Costumes
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: Over 30 F-words; 22 S-words; 1 GD; a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: Fleeting nonsexual nudity.
VIOLENCE: Fights, shootings, some bloody killings.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and tobacco.
ACTION: Fights with people and robots, explosions, shootouts.
COMEDY: Comic lines and situations with a robot.
DETAILED CONTENT
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Roger Ebert Full Review
Poor One of the biggest problems with the film is that Chappie himself is pretty much a tool, both literally and figuratively. "Chappie,"....is an exhausting slog through overly familiar cliches that is nowhere near as profound or touching as it clearly thinks it is and is utterly lacking in the kind of intelligence and artistry that it so often pays lip service to in the dialogue.

USA Today Full Review
Above Average The concept is undeniably compelling, but portions of this dystopian action thriller begin to feel like a video game. Copley's Chappie is endearing, poignant and admirable. Chappie is at its best as a character study. The titular character is the most endearing robot since WALL•E. Where that animated film made a dramatic social statement, Chappie gets mired in too many menacing subplots with cartoonish bad guys.

NY Post Full Review
Poor ...an interminable, violent, incoherent and wearying sci-fi action comedy. I haven't been as happy to see a movie end since the third "Transformers." Populated by unlikable, one-note characters (with broad performances to match) in hugely unappealing settings, "Chappie" should have stayed on the scrap heap. If you must see this, don't bring the kids.

Rolling Stone Full Review
Below Average Chappie feels played out from the start when a scientist (Dev Patel) reboots a police droid so it can think and feel for itself.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 17 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
4
Fairly Low
100%
13-19Teens (F)
3
Fairly High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
3
High
100%
30+Adults (M)
4
Fairly High
100%
30+Adults (F)
3
Fairly High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 17 moviegoers:
"Chappie" certainly did not fill the theaters. From three showings we were only able to collect 17 reviews. Although we weren't able to collect a lot of reviews, it's clear that most everyone enjoyed "Chappie" very much.
TEENS: One male rated "Chappie" "above average," but the other three felt it was only an "average" movie. All three of the females enjoyed it very much, rating it "above average."
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: Great reviews from the three males. Two loved "Chappie" and one enjoyed it very much.
ADULTS: One male loved "Chappie" and two rated it "above average," which indicates they enjoyed it very much. All three of the females rated it "above average."

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