Demolition Man Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
April 28, 2005

| Original Score: 1/5
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

In the end, that's all this film is: flames, flying bullets, and special effects. It could be worse, I suppose, but as long as people go into this film with their eyes open, there shouldn't be any surprises.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 31, 2002

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

| Original Score: 2/5
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
Top Critic
April 30, 2008

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.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
Top Critic
May 12, 2001

Demolition Man is sleek and empty as well as brutal and pointless. It feels computer engineered, untouched by human hands. A real pod movie.

Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
Top Critic
July 25, 2010

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.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 13, 2011

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

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
January 21, 2005

| Original Score: 0/5
Nicolas Lacroix
Showbizz.net
November 16, 2002

| Original Score: 2/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
June 2, 2003

| Original Score: 2/5
Scott Renshaw
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000

Demolition Man is like that old joke about a bad restaurant: the food is awful... and such small portions.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Ted Prigge
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000

Let me say, the view of Utopia is nice and all, but it's not nearly negative enough.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Emanuel Levy
Variety
Top Critic
April 30, 2008

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.

Clint Morris
Moviehole
March 10, 2005

Stallone and Snipes are a great double-act

| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 26, 2002

| Original Score: 3/5
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
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
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
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
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
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
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