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Review: 'R.I.P.D.' an unholy mess that ghostly cops can't save
The premise of "R.I.P.D." is that there is a secret supernatural police force that protects an unknowing humanity from bad souls who want to escape their eternal damnation. So a just-dead Boston cop (Ryan Reynolds), killed by his crooked partner (Kevin Bacon), is paired up with an Old West lawman (Jeff Bridges). Overseen by a mod-era bureau chief (Mary-Louise Parker), the new duo must stop a growing swarm of bad guys from rebuilding an ancient contraption that would reverse the flow of souls to the afterlife, flooding the world with the evil and dead.
By Mark Olsen
July 19, 2013