Demolition Man Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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.
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Emanuel Levy
Variety
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.
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
Forget your preconceptions, but not your brain cells and sense of irony.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Demolition Man is a significant artifact of our time or, at least, of this week.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
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.
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Entertainment Weekly
October 8, 1993
Full Review | Original Score: B-