Perhaps there was a clever germ of an idea here, but the five credited writers didn’t develop characters, scenarios or rules in this sci-fi world well enough to engage the audience.
— Claudia Puig, USA Today Every movie coming out this year but R.I.P.D. should pause for a big sigh of relief: The possibility of any of them being called the worst cinematic effort of 2013 has, as of today, just about disappeared.
— Kyle Smith, New York Post Not since Jonah Hex... — Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune
News Service Rarely has the phrase “going through the motions” felt more fitting.
— Rob Vaux, Mania.com