Demolition Man
Demolition Man (1993)

The plot of this action film begins in 1996, with Los Angeles in a violence-crazed conflagration. One of the LAPD's most notorious cops, John Spartan (Sylvester Stallone), known as "the demolition man," is in hot pursuit of… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 30, 1997
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64%
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66%



Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A better-than-average sci-fi shoot-em-up with a satirical undercurrent, Demolition Man is bolstered by strong performances by Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, and Sandra Bullock.

Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

Ultimately the script's often sharp social satire is drowned out by the noise and confusion. It is also undercut by casting virtually all the psychopathically murderous criminals as minority-group members.

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Time Out

Forget your preconceptions, but not your brain cells and sense of irony.

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Nick Rogers
Suite101.com

Not for nothing does the film open on a screen-filling image of the Hollywood sign in flames, for it torches almost every supposition that a film made to showcase Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes whomping on each other can only be brain-dead.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Nearly all the SF premises are accorded the status of Andrew Dice Clay one-liners -- which means that they, along with the characters, keep changing from one scene to the next.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Demolition Man is a significant artifact of our time or, at least, of this week.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Doesn't quite go far enough, instead settling for cheap gags and cheap thrills, but it tickles fairly well for a couple of hours of crashes and fireballs. [Blu-ray]

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Emanuel Levy
Variety

A noisy, soulless, self-conscious pastiche that mixes elements of sci-fi, action-adventure and romance, then pours on a layer of comedy replete with Hollywood in-jokes.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Demolition Man is sleek and empty as well as brutal and pointless. It feels computer engineered, untouched by human hands. A real pod movie.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a sporadically amusing yet pervasively underwhelming bit of early '90s cheese...

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
EightThirty .
07/07/2012 (MP4, PS3)
Jens S.
A bit of a guilty pleasure film from the time when Stallone was still a convincing action hero. The premise is actually quite fun: in the future villains are… More
danny d
really fun if not silly action flick.
Dead Angel
<i>Somebody put me back in the freeze</i> Ah I wish I could know the method of using those three sea shells <a… More
Melvin White
Zachary Lamb: Simon Phoenix is an old fashioned criminal. We need an old fashioned cop.  "The future isn't big enough for the both of them."… More
Chris Weber
This is a sadly maligned and underrated sci-fi action film. Don't get me wrong: it's not that great, but it's not that bad either. It deals with… More

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