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"Repo Men" 1/2* (out of four): Grisly, humorless and over-long, this sci-fi thriller about the repossession of artificial organs isn't nearly as interesting, clever or original as it wants to be.

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"Repo Men" is going to sound familiar for several reasons, none of which, sadly, have anything to do with 1984's Emilio Estevez cult gem, "Repo Man". Those who recall 2008's little-seen, much-derided horror musical "Repo! The Genetic Opera" (starring, of all people, Paris Hilton) may find the plot more than slightly familiar: in a not too distant future, artificial organs are leased to desperate transplant patients. When the recipients fail to make their monthly payments, the titular brutes come calling. With ghastly results.

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