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Class of 1984 Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
January 13, 2016
Timothy Van Patten is definitely one of the most charismatic movie villains of all time, the epitome of punk anarchy and chaos...
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
May 15, 2015
The title suggests an Orwellian nightmare, but this extremely efficient and gleefully alarmist exploitation hit owes less to Big Brother than to 'Blackboard Jungle.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
April 27, 2015
prophetic with his ultra-violent cautionary tale of the youth of that day
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
April 18, 2015
Director-coscripter Mark Lester films this for maximum cathartic impact, tapping into viewers' thirst for justice and revenge against these disreputable brats as thoroughly as the filmmakers behind such eye-for-an-eye yarns as Death Wish and The Crow.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Scott Tobias
The Dissolve
April 13, 2015
There's no point in decrying the film's risible politics, especially when it's just an enjoyable relic of Reagan-era paranoia and generational hostility.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dustin Putman
TheBluFile.com
April 9, 2015
As socially conscious as "Class of 1984" is, the film's greater aim is as a crowd-provoking, albeit well-made, exploitation pic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
March 16, 2006
An allegory in which the subtext out-bullhorns the text itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Don Willmott
Filmcritic.com
February 22, 2006
It's sad, really, that a movie deemed horrific enough to be banned in several countries 25 years ago seems almost na´ve by today's standards.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
July 22, 2005
Whether for its eighties nostalgia, or its absurdly reactionary violence, this is one guilty pleasure that still makes the grade.
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
August 4, 2002
Alice Cooper sang the title song, which never hurts, but this movie is beyond saving.
| Original Score: 3/10
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 26, 2002
Cheesy, campy, corny, and violent. In other words, a rather fun little B-movie.
| Original Score: 3/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
September 27, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 21, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
April 16, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
January 30, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
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Variety
March 26, 2009
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
August 30, 2004
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