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Demolition Man Reviews

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Nick Rogers
Suite101.com

Not for nothing does the film open on a screen-filling image of the Hollywood sign in flames, for it torches almost every supposition that a film made to showcase Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes whomping on each other can only be brain-dead.

Full Review Source: Suite101.com | Original Score: 4/5

August 1, 2013
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Doesn't quite go far enough, instead settling for cheap gags and cheap thrills, but it tickles fairly well for a couple of hours of crashes and fireballs. [Blu-ray]

Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 5, 2011
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a sporadically amusing yet pervasively underwhelming bit of early '90s cheese...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

August 13, 2011
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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Ultimately the script's often sharp social satire is drowned out by the noise and confusion. It is also undercut by casting virtually all the psychopathically murderous criminals as minority-group members.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

July 25, 2010

TV Guide's Movie Guide

The pleasant surprise about Demolition Man is that both the script, and Stallone, are funny; the film blends big-budget action and tongue-in-cheek humor in the way that Last Action Hero tried, and failed, to do.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/4

July 25, 2010
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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Nearly all the SF premises are accorded the status of Andrew Dice Clay one-liners -- which means that they, along with the characters, keep changing from one scene to the next.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

April 30, 2008
Emanuel Levy
Variety
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A noisy, soulless, self-conscious pastiche that mixes elements of sci-fi, action-adventure and romance, then pours on a layer of comedy replete with Hollywood in-jokes.

Full Review Source: Variety

April 30, 2008
Phillipa Bloom
Empire Magazine

This futuristic comedy depends on your opinion of Stallone and his unapologetic popcorn-pleasing action no-brainers. To be fair, this one is one of his better ones.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

April 30, 2008

Film4

An inspired mix of high-octane action and futuristic satire.

Full Review Source: Film4

April 30, 2008

cool as ice

| Original Score: 4/4

April 24, 2008

Time Out
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Forget your preconceptions, but not your brain cells and sense of irony.

Full Review Source: Time Out

January 26, 2006
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

Not a bad mid-90s sci fi flick - and with a young Sandra Bullock in spandex to boot!

| Original Score: 3/5

August 12, 2005
Clint Morris
Moviehole

Stallone and Snipes are a great double-act

| Original Score: 3/5

March 10, 2005
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Featuring intense action, exceptional special effects, and a healthy sense of humor, it is the film Last Action Hero wanted--and failed--to be.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 2, 2004
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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Demolition Man is a significant artifact of our time or, at least, of this week.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

May 20, 2003
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Enjoyable pop-culture junk actioner.

| Original Score: 3/5

April 2, 2003
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

A great villain goes a long way toward making an action movie successful and Snipes certainly does more than his share to make this an enjoyable film.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: 3/4

March 23, 2003
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Chock-full of obnoxious dialogue, terrible acting, and oh-so-clever product placement.

| Original Score: 2/5

July 31, 2002
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Demolition Man is sleek and empty as well as brutal and pointless. It feels computer engineered, untouched by human hands. A real pod movie.

May 12, 2001
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page

Stallone is surprisingly good in this fast, funny and violent futuristic action film.

Full Review Source: Sci-Fi Movie Page | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
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