Theatrical Release: July 19, 2013


JEFF BRIDGES and RYAN REYNOLDS headline the 3D supernatural action-adventure R.I.P.D. as two cops dispatched by the otherworldly Rest In Peace Department to protect and serve the living from an increasingly destructive array of creatures who refuse to move peacefully into the afterlife.

Dove Review

R.I.P.D. is a movie based upon a comic book series where dead cops come back to life assuming another body to capture or extinguish “deados” in order to save the world from rotting. The word “deados” refers to people who have died but cheat the system and remain on earth. R.I.P.D. officers and “deados” can’t die unless they are shot in the head with a special bullet but do feel the pain of their injuries and accidents.

The film is funny at times such as when Jeff Bridges’ character shoots a “deado” in the rear with a hook on a cable and is taken for a ride through buildings, city streets etc. and is slammed into buildings, run into by cars and trucks and finally taken on a ride through an elevator catapulting in the wrong direction. The story is interesting and action non-stop. However, the language is frequent and foul and the violence is slightly more than we can approve for a family audience. Due to these elements, we are not able to recommend this film for family viewing.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Husband/wife in bed together; husband/wife kiss a few times; man says he's paid for sex.
Language: J-5; A-9; F (not finished)-2; Frickin-2; S-16; BS-2; H-8; Crap-6; SOB-3; Chr*st-1; B-1; P*ss-1; Whore-1; Slang for male genitalia-3
Violence: Action violence throughout with cars landing on "deados" and RIPD officers; explosions; Gun fights; Car crashes; man smashes another's head frequently (plaid for laughs); woman speared with re-bar rod causing her to bleed out; buildings explode and disintegrate.
Drugs: None
Nudity: Extrema cleavage; woman seen in underwear; man in towel, then removes it but nothing is seen by audience; shirtless male "deados".
Other: There is a supernatural device that is used to connect to the afterlife and the human world together.


Company: Universal Pictures
Writer: Phil Hay & Matt Manfredi
Genre: Action
Runtime: 93 min.
Reviewer: Scott Rolfe