Demolition Man Reviews

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Nick Rogers
August 1, 2013

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 | Original Score: 4/5
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic
September 7, 2011

Full Review | Original Score: B-
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
September 5, 2011

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 | Original Score: 2.5/4

TV Guide's Movie Guide
July 25, 2010

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 | Original Score: 3/4
Phillipa Bloom
Empire Magazine
April 30, 2008

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 | Original Score: 4/5

April 30, 2008

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

Stefan Birgir Stefansson
April 24, 2008

cool as ice

| Original Score: 4/4

Time Out
Top Critic
January 26, 2006

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

Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
August 12, 2005

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

| Original Score: 3/5
Clint Morris
March 10, 2005

Stallone and Snipes are a great double-act

| Original Score: 3/5
Spence D.
IGN Movies
January 24, 2004

| Original Score: 3/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 6, 2004

| Original Score: 4/5
Michael Dequina
January 2, 2004

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 | Original Score: 3.5/4
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
October 3, 2003

| Original Score: 3/5
Vincent Canby
New York Times
Top Critic
May 20, 2003

Demolition Man is a significant artifact of our time or, at least, of this week.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
April 2, 2003

Enjoyable pop-culture junk actioner.

| Original Score: 3/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 23, 2003

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 | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 26, 2002

| Original Score: 3/5
Hal Hinson
Washington Post
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

Basically, Demolition Man is a futuristic cop picture with slightly more imagination and wit than the typical example of the slash-and-burn genre.

James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
January 1, 2000

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

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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