Eliminators (1986) - Rotten Tomatoes

Eliminators (1986)





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A touch of comic relief adds to this otherwise predictable sci-fi actioner about a mad scientist (Roy Dotrice) holed up in a remote jungle fortress in Mexico with his time-machine and robotic know-how. He plans on zapping himself back to the Roman Empire to reign as emperor in Caesar's stead thereby ruining a certain 20th-century pizza franchise. Standing in the way is a pilot who was saved from imminent extinction when the evil doctor patched him together with mechanical body parts. Once the crazed scientist decides to do away with his "Man-droid," the 'droid-human escapes and rounds up a gang of accomplices to head back up-river and do the scientist in. Patrick Reynolds plays Mandroid. (Reynolds is the heir to the R.J. Reynolds tobacco fortune who divested his stock and leads a national anti-smoking organization.)more
Rating: PG
Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Paul de Meo, Danny Bilson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 13, 1994
Empire Pictures


Andrew Prine
as Harry Fontana
Denise Crosby
as Nora Hunter
Roy Dotrice
as Abbott Reeves
Peggy Mannix
as Bayou Betty
Tad Horino
as Takada
Luis Lorenzo
as Maurice
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Critic Reviews for Eliminators

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

[Eliminators] sometimes seems as if it were intended for children -- the characters look like they were designed to be a toy line -- but it's good fun.

Full Review… | December 15, 2015
Under the Radar

August 16, 2005

Audience Reviews for Eliminators


This sci-fi pic which tries to emulate Indiana Jones and comes out like a tatty episode of Doctor Who. Conan Lee does an amazing stunt by jumping through the giant fan.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

A mandroid travels through time to test stuff for an evil scientist. When he's about to be dismantled, the cyborg escapes and looks for help in stopping some evil, or something. The robot-man finds a lady-scientist who is familiar with his design, so she follows him on his adventures as a sort of mechanic. They jetset to South America and into a "Romancing the Stone" type film. Now they have a ninja to help them on their quest. The evil scientist, now himself a mandroid, plans to travel to ancient Rome to become Caligula, or something. Actually, its better than its garbled story sounds because of interesting characters, fun dialogue, and typical 80s ultra-violence.


While I stress that is a really bad movie, I can actually say its entertaining. Depending on your ironic view of watching a "so bad it's good" movie, that is. It'll remind you of about 40 other movies its ripping off; it's like Romancing the Stone, The Terminator, a Bruce Lee movie, a time travel movie, mad scientist movie, and many others rolled all into one. Again... it's so bad... but can be amusing with beer.

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