Critical responseR.I.P.D. received negative reviews from critics, as well as negative feedback from moviegoers. Moviefone users gave the movie a 60% rating, whilst critics on the same website gave it 25%. IMDb users gave the film 5.4/10 whilst Rotten Tomatoes gave it a rating of 14%, saying "It has its moments—most of them courtesy of Jeff Bridges' rootin' tootin' performance as an undead Wild West sheriff—but R.I.P.D. is ultimately too dimwitted and formulaic to satisfy." Film critic Roger Moore gave the film one-and-a-half out of four stars, calling it "the worst comic book adaptation since Jonah Hex." At Metacritic the film received a generally unfavorable rating among critics, but has a mixed reception among the website's audience. Kyle Smith of the New York Post rated the film a half-star out of four, saying, "For a movie that so strenuously rips off Ghostbusters and Men in Black, R.I.P.D. manages to come up with fresh new ways of being absolutely terrible. The plot manages to be fully predictable and freakishly bonkers at the same time, seemingly born of the same kind of brainstorming-on-L.S.D. session that must have given us Howard the Duck."
As of September 29, 2013 (2013-09-29)[update] R.I.P.D. has grossed $33,618,855 in the United States, plus $39,500,000 internationally, for a combined gross of $73,118,855 and has been labeled a box office bomb, with the opening weekend bringing in less than 10% of the film's $130 million production budget.
Is there an original idea anywhere within Universal Studios?
Read the books Universal Studios has tried and failed to censor on Amazon.com...
And read these books at another location where Universal Studios executives and its stealth marketers won't be able to post negative, misleading (stealth marketed) reviews of the books via them purchasing candy and Rogaine Foam on Amazon.com (allowing them access to the Amazon book review section) and not actually buying and reading the books. I'll leave the other 150 global locations under wraps for now.