Repo: The Genetic Opera Spy Kids ' Vega plays a bedridden teen unaware that her creepily doting father (Anthony Stewart Head) spends evenings messily "repossessing" organs at the behest… Repo: The Genetic Opera Spy Kids ' Vega plays a bedridden teen unaware that her creepily doting father (Anthony Stewart Head) spends evenings messily "repossessing" organs at the behest… 2008-11-07 R PT97M Horror Musical Sarah Brightman Paul Sorvino Paris Hilton Lions Gate Films
Movie Review

Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)

MPAA Rating: R
Repo: The Genetic Opera | Op out of this Opera : This horror flick hits a flat note
Op out of this Opera: This horror flick hits a flat note
EW's GRADE
D+

Details Release Date: Nov 07, 2008; Rated: R; Length: 97 Minutes; Genres: Horror, Musical; With: Sarah Brightman and Paul Sorvino; Distributor: Lions Gate Films

Spy Kids' Vega plays a bedridden teen unaware that her creepily doting father (Anthony Stewart Head) spends evenings messily ''repossessing'' organs at the behest of biotech mogul Sorvino in Repo! The Genetic Opera. And it's an opera. Cue Paris Hilton, industrial-rock din, spinal extractions, Victorian furnishings (velvet curtains, bustiers, birdcages), soprano Sarah Brightman, and the nihilism and desaturated colors of post-Seven horror films. If steampunk bloodbaths aren't for you, it's a long wait for the fat lady to sing. D+

Originally posted Nov 04, 2008 Published in issue #1020 Nov 14, 2008 Order article reprints
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