Director Lee Daniels (Precious)
finds himself in a most curious position less than two months from the
release of his new film, a historic drama detailing the life of Eugene
Allen (here known as Cecil Gaines and played by Academy Award winner
Forest Whitaker), a quiet Everyman who served eight presidents during
his time as a butler in the White House
'Repo Men' certainly looked like a throwaway actioner from a first-time director (Miguel Sapochnick), but for all its nods to 'Minority Report,' 'Videodrome,' 'Strange Days' and 'Equilibrium,' this dystopian tale about an organ retriever (Jude Law) who develops a conscience after losing his heart works nicely as a cautionary tale about loyalty that rips it up with the best of them. Grade: B.