The Running Man Reviews

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September 5, 2019
However far away from the book's original vision the movie may stray, it ends up right in Arnold's wheelhouse, letting him dispatch a series of worthy rivals with aplomb.
August 6, 2019
It's a remarkably prescient media satire, presaging the reality TV craze by almost 15 years and even went so far as to cast Family Feud's Richard Dawson as the show's egomaniacal host.
August 5, 2019
It is a rare movie. It was thirty years ago and still today it looks like one of the most 'Martian' films of the golden age of Schwarzenegger. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 2, 2019
The Running Man remains as much fun to watch as it was back in 1987 and thanks to a perceived drop in social standards it is more relevant now than it has ever been.
March 4, 2019
The years have been as unkind to it as they have been to its star's career.
April 22, 2017
Holds up a shocking reflection of where we actually stand as a society in 2017.
February 12, 2017
One of those movies that's a lot of fun to watch without being particularly good, The Running Man is a chintzy-looking affair that gets by on stunt casting and a killer concept.
May 5, 2013
Give the movie credit for being prescient: Given the disgusting rise and success of reality TV, it's not difficult at all to imagine fans of garbage like Survivor or Jersey Shore easily turning into the audience for a deathsport show like The Running Man.
April 30, 2008
Schwarzenegger sadistically dispatches the baddies, enunciating typical wisecrack remarks (many repeated from his previous films), but it's all too easy.
April 30, 2008
A brainless, breathless thrill.
April 30, 2008
It's an arcade-game romp done with flair.
September 27, 2007
June 5, 2007
Only Richard Dawson -- brilliantly cast -- redeems this mess with a superior performance.
August 25, 2006
The fun of the movie is really in its premise, its cool confrontations between Arny & villains, the cheezy one-liners and Maria Conchita-Alonso in tights!
June 24, 2006
Pretty warmed-over stuff, this future world of the terminal TV game shows, and director Glaser fails to muster much pace and punch.
July 29, 2005
June 25, 2005
January 24, 2005
December 21, 2004
Richard Dawson's best performance in a film.
August 30, 2004
It's not quite Network, but then it also doesn't take itself too seriously.
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