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Critic Reviews for Runaway
This Michael Crichton robotic nightmare is so trite that the story seems lifted from Marvel Comics.
Once it turns from the hardware and the action to people, you can hardly believe your eyes or your ears.
Mr. Crichton has a much better feel for the film's gadgets than for its human players.
A cautionary tale about robots run amok that ages as badly as keyboard ties and shoulder pads.
Selleck provides a thoughtful performance, coming across as a real, feeling person instead of the expected Rambo-esque tough-guy stereotype.
Audience Reviews for Runaway
The man's man Mr Selleck is on top form here and so is that iconic tash as he goes up against a nasty robot controlling villain with his feisty blonde partner in a not so distant future (that future being waaay in the past now). Written by Michael Crichton and using some (at the time) top looking robot effects mixed with computer wizardry and fancy looking imagery the film actually does achieve the aim of being set in a regular world now accompanied by robots with all kinds of duties. It reads like an Asimov story and is quite good fun despite its age, the acting is amusing and hammy, Gene Simmons is great fun as the evil baddie and the weaponry on display is quaint, its almost like a comicbook flick. Its actually kinda cool to watch this film and recall all this old technology, I think I actually remember those little spider robots being shown on TV way back, maybe on 'Tomorrows World' or something like that, loving those big chunky computers and the fact that Selleck couldn't track evil Simmons when he called up because Simmons was using a mobile phone haha how did we all survive without mobile phones!? Its all obsolete but its still much fun to watch which almost goes for most of Selleck's work.
A great sci-fi action movie, very exciting and cool. I really liked this movie.
More inept straight to video tosh from Tom Selleck in which an evil mastermind played by Gene Simmons (yes, that one!) tries to kill people with meccano. Silly.
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