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Rollerball Reviews

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May 30, 2018
Jewison's extreme-sports future shock bundles together a paranoid political thriller, a McLuhan-drunk media satire, ultraviolent exploitation, reverent respect for faddish athletic pursuits and enough zoom shots to make Robert Altman blush.
May 30, 2018
The signs are still there, and if anything, they're more pronounced than they were in 1975. Rollerball is first and foremost, a good movie. It has strong characters, a good plot, and lots of action. It is also a social commentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
April 22, 2017
A science fiction masterpiece and exciting action film.
August 5, 2008
Inside the arena, it's a fantastic action movie, but outside, it's starchy and pretentious.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 4, 2008
Norman Jewison's sensational futuristic drama about a world of Corporate States stars James Caan in an excellent performance as a famed athlete who fights for his identity and free will.
June 5, 2007
The performances of Caan and Richardson are excellent, and the rollerball sequences are fast-paced and interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 19, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
February 9, 2006
Ultimately, Rollerball gets by on its sheer monolithic quality - an abundance of quantity. Despite indifferent direction and dire humour, it is well mounted and photographed.
December 6, 2005
It seems pretty prescient about violence, corporations, and TV.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 22, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 21, 2004
One of the most powerful science fiction films ever made.
Full Review| Original Score: 8/10
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
June 21, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
March 27, 2003
The DVD is cheap.
November 7, 2002
The combination of Roman Empire-styled decadence and violence mixed with a vision of a bizarre, loveless corporate future is evocative and unsettling.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 29, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
February 8, 2002
In 1975, Rollerball was science fiction. Today, it's barely fiction.
September 11, 2001
The performances of star player, James Caan, drawn into the politics behind the sport and John Houseman as a creepy corporate boss, are excellent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 23, 2001
It's hardly 1984, but Jewison's dystopia has its moments.
| Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
So the script's a little laboured, but for shere exuberance and adrenaline pumping you don't get better than this unless you're at a rave.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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