Class of 1984 Reviews

April 9, 2020
An awesome piece of genre fare.
September 1, 2019
Class of 1984 is AAA+++ exploitation: violent, grotesque, morally debased, and completely reactionary - and perfectly crafted to deliver its grimy dystopia like a punch to the throat.
February 26, 2019
Whatever statement Lester wanted to make is lost as a result, whether he did predict the decline of schools a moot point.
February 25, 2019
For a film that revels in its own grittiness Class of 1984 really is highly enjoyable and very rewatchable
January 13, 2016
Timothy Van Patten is definitely one of the most charismatic movie villains of all time, the epitome of punk anarchy and chaos...
May 15, 2015
The title suggests an Orwellian nightmare, but this extremely efficient and gleefully alarmist exploitation hit owes less to Big Brother than to 'Blackboard Jungle.'
April 27, 2015
prophetic with his ultra-violent cautionary tale of the youth of that day
April 18, 2015
Director-coscripter Mark Lester films this for maximum cathartic impact, tapping into viewers' thirst for justice and revenge against these disreputable brats as thoroughly as the filmmakers behind such eye-for-an-eye yarns as Death Wish and The Crow.
April 13, 2015
There's no point in decrying the film's risible politics, especially when it's just an enjoyable relic of Reagan-era paranoia and generational hostility.
April 9, 2015
As socially conscious as "Class of 1984" is, the film's greater aim is as a crowd-provoking, albeit well-made, exploitation pic.
March 16, 2006
An allegory in which the subtext out-bullhorns the text itself.
February 22, 2006
It's sad, really, that a movie deemed horrific enough to be banned in several countries 25 years ago seems almost nave by today's standards.
September 27, 2005
July 22, 2005
Whether for its eighties nostalgia, or its absurdly reactionary violence, this is one guilty pleasure that still makes the grade.
July 21, 2005
October 23, 2004
Class of 1984 is not a great movie but it works with quiet, strong efficiency to achieve more or less what we expect from a movie with such a title. It is violent, funny, scary, contains boldly outlined characters, and gets us involved.
April 16, 2004
January 30, 2003
August 4, 2002
Alice Cooper sang the title song, which never hurts, but this movie is beyond saving.
July 26, 2002
Cheesy, campy, corny, and violent. In other words, a rather fun little B-movie.