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Demolition Man Reviews

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

September 7, 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
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

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
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
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 Berardinelli
ReelViews
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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 Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 1, 2000
Hal Hinson
Washington Post
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Basically, Demolition Man is a futuristic cop picture with slightly more imagination and wit than the typical example of the slash-and-burn genre.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000

Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

October 8, 1993
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