RELEASE DATE: 12/09/2013
RUN TIME: 1HR 36MIN
|NEAL H. MORITZ|
Ironically, what ‘R.I.P.D.’ is missing is soul. What seems like several failed screenplays picked apart and smashed together is boring, painfully unoriginal, unfunny and lacks action, despite the film begging for a good car chase or fight sequence. Reynolds and Bridges may as well have shot their scenes separately, because that’s exactly what it looks like. Reynolds walks through the entire movie, while Bridges hams it up and tries (a little too hard) to milk some laughs out of his over-the-top wild west character Roy. Every attempt at, well, anything really, is met with a yawn and yet another uncomfortable shift in your seat. And oh yeah, did anyone else even know Kevin Bacon was in this before they saw it?
Despite the list of talent in ‘R.I.P.D.’s credits, this one can definitely be missed, and can hopefully be laid to rest.