Upon seeing Repo Men
, I drove to a nearby Barnes and Noble and purchased a copy of The Repossession Mambo
, the novel by Eric Garcia on which this futuristic thriller from director Miguel Sapochnik is based. My decision to buy the novel had nothing to do with the movie's quality. Or, rather, it did
, and that's part of the problem. The movie presented ideas that were likely handled in the novel with exactly the finesse, skill and gallows wit that its adaptation lacked.