Nuno Costa’s review published on Letterboxd:
Viewed on DVD
Criterion Collection #23
Robocop is a brilliant piece of work. The film takes place in the future, but we are never given a specific year making it timeless. It's an obvious 80's film speaking to the "me" generation about greed, corporate climbing, corruption, escalating violence and the gap between rich and poor.
I also see some positives in Verhoeven's future specifically Gender and Race equality.
Subtle, it is not.
Robocop grabs you by the hair and rubs your nose in it and says "this is you, America."