Schwarzenegger sadistically dispatches the baddies, enunciating typical wisecrack remarks (many repeated from his previous films), but it's all too easy.
Pretty warmed-over stuff, this future world of the terminal TV game shows, and director Glaser fails to muster much pace and punch.
It's not quite Network, but then it also doesn't take itself too seriously.
| Original Score: 3/5
The movie's problem is that all of the action scenes are versions of the same scenario.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
You want to know if The Running Man is a good-time macho show, right? Stay at home and watch professional wrestling.
The message is irrelevant. It's still the Olympian myth, albeit in a Lycra leotard, that counts with the Arn Man.