Frightfest 2013 Film Review: R.I.P.D.


“This is definitely Jeff Bridges’ film. He chews so much scenery that he’ll be shitting green-screens for years to come.”

Based on the Dark Horse comic books of the same name, R.I.P.D. is the story of gunned-down detective, Nick Walker (Ryan Reynolds), and his placement in an afterlife police force, the Rest In Peace Department. Partnered by veteran sheriff, Roy Pulsifer (a scene-stealing Jeff Bridges), Nick seeks to bring to justice those responsible for his death and in the process prevent the end of days. The comparisons to Men in Black are warranted; a rookie is partnered with a grumpy warhorse and led into battle against otherworldly beings. Mary-Louise Parker does a great job as K…I mean, Proctor, the head of the legendary organisation, but this is definitely Jeff Bridges’ film. He chews so much scenery that he’ll be shitting green-screens for years to come. R.I.P.D. is a great family film, and although its showing at FrightFest remains a bit of a mystery, it went down a storm.


Director: Robert Schwentke
Writers: Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi
Starring: Jeff Bridges, Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker, Stephanie Szostak
Certificate: 12A
Running time: 96 min
FrightFest Screening: 24 August 2013

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