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Rollerball Reviews

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February 7, 2002
McTiernan and the talent-deprived buffoons who wrote the remake took away the futurism and stripped most of the social satire from this cautionary tale.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
June 10, 2002
Rather than be a Vonnegut story, as the original is, the newest Rollerball is what writers like Vonnegut warn us about.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
February 8, 2002
An incoherent mess, a jumble of footage in search of plot, meaning, rhythm and sense.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
February 10, 2002
Like a gerbil exercising in a wheel, this movie spins and spins, generating a lot of action and noise, but getting absolutely nowhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
November 7, 2002
A mix of velocity and idiocy, this ruinous remake lacks the brawn -- and the brains -- of the 1970s original.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
February 11, 2002
...really horrible drek.
February 8, 2002
A limply acted, inane orgy of bloodletting.
Read More | Original Score: 0/4
February 8, 2002
It is that rare combination of bad writing, bad direction and bad acting -- the trifecta of badness.
Full Review | Original Score: F
February 6, 2002
An incomprehensible story, lackluster actors, embarrassing acting, and, get this, no villains!
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February 8, 2002
Jewison's rich and provocative 1975 original has been de-metaphorized, made narrow and pointless, while remaining just as loud and violent.
Read More | Original Score: 0.5/5
February 16, 2002
A flat out mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
February 11, 2002
McTiernan and company do take one more thing from Jewison's original: the game still doesn't make any sense, but now the plot doesn't either.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 4, 2002
Who's in the mood to play games with Rollerball, an insipid and excitable mindless sports fantasy that rolls over your cinematic senses in incomplete, boisterous fashion?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
April 29, 2009
This is a terrible big-budget fiasco with a go nowhere plot and terrible cast.
February 8, 2002
The new film looks as if it were made in 1975, while Jewison's 27-year-old movie seems like up-to-date state-of-the-art.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
June 24, 2006
Rollerball looks like a checklist shaped by a 15-year-old mallrat: thrashing metal track, skateboards, motorbikes, cracked heads and Rebecca Romijn-Stamos with her top off.
February 7, 2002
... a silly, stupid, incoherent mess.
Full Review | Original Score: D
February 8, 2002
...a virtually plotless, flash-bang failure...so devoid of substance it almost defies description.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
February 8, 2002
When the trailers for the film tell you... the big, astonishing twist, you end up spending the first 45 minutes of the movie wondering when the damn movie is going to start.
February 11, 2002
It's incomprehensible.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/10
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