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Critical mess: 'R.I.P.D.' galvanizes critics with its awfulness
The Ryan Reynolds-Jeff Bridges deceased-buddy-cop comedy “R.I.P.D.” may not be the worst reviewed movie this summer -- that honor belongs to Adam Sandler's “Grown Ups 2.” But “R.I.P.D.,” which arrived in theaters Thursday night with a noted expectation of failure, holds the distinction of being the film that has seemingly galvanized critics with its sheer awfulness, prompting torrents of savage and often-hilarious prose.
By Chris Lee
July 19, 2013