The first three letters say it all. I’ll admit, I had decent hopes for this movie. I shouldn’t have. R.I.P.D. is a bomb of a movie. Based on the Dark Horse comic Rest In Peace DepartmentR.I.P.D. pairs Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges together as two officers whose jobs consist of capturing Dead-Os, or people who have remained on Earth after death. Reynolds is an actor I generally enjoy (and not just for his body), and Bridges is easily one of the best actors working today. Neither of them, though, can elevate the material here. If there’s one person who escapes this film relatively unscathed, it’s Mary-Louise Parker. Her deadpan quality is on full display here, and her occasional scenes opposite Bridges provide the film with a few watchable moments. If only someone would’ve put these two together for a full film.

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