Synopsis: The year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years - and it's meant billions for OmniCorp's bottom line. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, and they see a golden opportunity to do it. When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) - a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit - is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and even more billions for their shareholders, but they never counted on one thing: there is still a man inside the machine pursuing justice.
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Director(s): José Padilha
Production: Sony Pictures Releasing
  4 wins & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
117 min

And we're on

in four, three,

two, one.

What if I told you that even the

worst neighborhood in America

could be made

completely safe.

And what if I told you that

this could be accomplished

without risking the life

of one single

law enforcement officer.

How do I know this?

Because it's happening

right now

in every country

in the world

but this one.

I'm Pat Novak, and welcome

to The Novak Element.

In tonight's

State of the Union segment

we'll be joined

by General Curtis Monroe

live from the War Room

in the Pentagon.

General Monroe,

welcome back.

Good to see you, Pat.

Thank you for this unprecedented

access to your operations.

Could you walk us through

what we're seeing here?

Well, this is

a routine operation.

We found that

random patrols

helped the local population to

feel safer and to trust us.

It's amazing.

And what are

these colored dots

that we're seeing here,


These are our assets

on the ground.

In green,

we got the ED-209s.

They're the big boys.

They secure the perimeter.

Purple are

the smaller EM-208s.

They sweep and mop up.

And the red dots, Pat,

that's your film crew.

It is great to see

American machines

helping to promote

peace and freedom abroad.

All right, you guys, this is

a standard op, all right?

There's no

opposition expected.

I'm gonna set your markers

to code red.

All our drones are gonna give

top priority to your safety.

No red assets

have ever been lost.



Does that

make you feel better?

But, listen,

keep those bracelets on,

you're completely safe.


Good. Enjoy the show.

All right. Let's go.

May peace

be upon you.

Please exit your homes

with your arms raised

for a noninvasive

scanning procedure.

No one will be harmed.

Please exit your homes

with your arms raised

for a noninvasive

scanning procedure.

No one will be harmed.

Scott, get me

a shot of this.

Your cooperation

is appreciated.

We apologize

for any inconvenience.

May peace be upon you.



Not long ago, that would have

been American men and women

risking their lives

to pacify these people.

General, you care

to comment on this?

Well, Pat,

we had Vietnam,

we had Iraq,

we had Afghanistan.

Never again.

From a military perspective,

this has been invaluable.

We can accomplish

our objectives

without any loss

to American lives

and I think the honest people

over there really appreciate it.

And why wouldn't they?

For the first time

in their lives

they get to watch

their children grow up

in an environment

of safety and security.


Get away from the window!

Mom! They're here! They're coming!

Come here! Come here right now!


Navid! You stay with your mom and sisters!

But he's just a kid.


Stay here with your mom and the kids!

What do you think you're doing?

You heard me!

Arash, please don't go! Don't do this!

Navid! My dear! Come back here!


Shut the door!

We're not here to kill any of them.

Got it?

The goal is to die on television.

Let's go!


Can you hear me out there?

Loud and clear, Pat.

I'm here in sunny Tehran

where locals have clearly

embraced these routine scans.

As you can see behind me,

they're working

in collaboration

with the robots

and obviously their safety

is everyone's top priority.

Don't make a move before I say...

I wanna make sure they're recording.


Yes! Yes!

We're ready.

You'll notice children

in the streets as well.

This is everyday life

happening in perfect harmony.

Oh, great.

Here, come here.

Stay put,

stay put, stay put.

It's fine. Don't worry.

My guy's got it.

Navid! It's dangerous here!

Come away! Come...

Navid, where are you going?

Look at me! Navid! Navid!

What are you looking for? Navid!

Navid! Navid! What are you...

Navid! Don't go! Navid!

Oh, my God!

Drop your weapon.



Are you all right? Kelly!

We're okay, Pat.

Our robots have just repelled

some suicide bombers.

I'm sorry, Kelly,

but for security reasons the Pentagon's

going to cut our feed to Tehran.

But, please, be careful.

Yeah. I'll continue

to stand by.

Now you see how fundamental these

robots are to our foreign policy.

So then tell me.

Why can't we use these

machines here at home?

Why is America

so robophobic?

On the one hand,

we have Raymond Sellars.

An entrepreneur

and true American

whose product just saved

my colleague's life.

And on the other.

Hubert Dreyfus.

A man with both feet

planted firmly in the past

whose bill prohibits the

use of drones on US soil.

The American people

support the Dreyfus Act

because they haven't

experienced this technology

and they fear

what they don't understand.

We at The Novak Element

support Mr. Sellars' efforts

to make our country

and our viewers safer.

After all,

what's more important than the

safety of the American people?

Hey, Murphy.


How's Jack?

We don't know yet.



How's it going?


What the hell

are they doing here?

Six in the morgue.

Lewis in the hospital.

This was the mother

of all bad ideas.

We got a lead on Antoine

Vallon, we took it.

What lead?

Not in front of them.

This is bullshit. Yeah?

Yeah, you got something

to say, Murphy?

Vallon's our case.

Yeah, two years without no arrest, no

nothing? You've gotta be dumb or dirty.

You got something on us?

Or is this personal?

No, it's nothing personal.

Although, I don't

like you as a person.

Okay, you two, out.

No problem.

Maybe if you hadn't

gone off the reservation,

your partner would

still be standing.

- What'd you say to me?

- Hey, that's enough!

Okay, Alex.

It's just you and me now.

So me and Jack, we've been

doin' some street buys.

We get a line on some guns.

We meet up with this

low-level G called Jerry

who ends up havin' a piece

he's not supposed to have.

Where the hell you get a

gun like that, Jerry?

I can get you two

whole crates full, man.

Two crates?

No disrespect, J,

but how a clown like you

get so much product, man?

What's it matter

where it comes from?

Why it matters, we don't

want no dirty guns, Jerry.

These guns got bodies

on 'em, Jerry?

Yo, look,

they're clean, all right?

You gonna buy

this sh*t or not?

Why you acting

so nervous, man?

You fishin' on us, Jerry?

What'd you say?

You think he fishin', D?

I think he's fishin' on us.

Yo, what the hell

are they talkin' about, man?

Hey, let me see your phone.

Let me see your phone.

I'm not showing you

my phone, man!

You recordin' this?

I think you're

a goddamn cop!

What the hell are

you talkin' about, man?

I'm not showing you

my phone!

Hey! Put your gun down!


on the table.

We're not cops, all right?

We work for Antoine Vallon.


Shut up! Shut up!

What'd you say?

Ends up he works

for Vallon.

Before the meet, we ran the

serial numbers on the rifles.

The guns were supposed to be

in our evidence room.

Not out on the street.

Intake papers blank.

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