Runaway
Runaway (1984)

Best-selling author Michael Crichton wrote and directed this science fiction thriller that combined the influences of Blade Runner (1982), comic books, and Crichton's ongoing fascination with the dangers of high technology. Tom Selleck… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 22, 2000
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47%
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32%



Critic Score: 47% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff
Variety

This Michael Crichton robotic nightmare is so trite that the story seems lifted from Marvel Comics.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Selleck provides a thoughtful performance, coming across as a real, feeling person instead of the expected Rambo-esque tough-guy stereotype.

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Clint Morris
Moviehole

Sci-Fi fun with the always solid Selleck

Time Out

Once it turns from the hardware and the action to people, you can hardly believe your eyes or your ears.

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Empire Magazine

Lady-cop-robo-fun. Nothing really profound here but who cares?

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James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page

Takes itself way too seriously.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Mr. Crichton has a much better feel for the film's gadgets than for its human players.

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Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com

A nifty futuristic thriller which effectively casts rock-star Gene Simmons as a very bad guy who just oozes evil. A fun flick.

Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Fun sci-fi romp, with an absolutely classic turn by Gene Simmons as the villain. Coulda done without the extended make-out scene over the end credits.

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Flixster Audience Score: 32% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
The man's man Mr Selleck is on top form here and so is that iconic tash as he goes up against a nasty robot controlling villain with his feisty blonde… More
Dean McKenna
Fine thriller of a futuristic cop (Tom Selleck) trying to track down robots that have gone bad. The acid-squirting, exploding electric spiders are a good touch… More
AJ Verser
A great sci-fi action movie, very exciting and cool. I really liked this movie.
Robotbling -
The Terminator wasn't the only killer robot in theaters back in 1984 thanks to Runaway, written and directed by the late Michael Crichton. The mustachioed… More
xGary Xx
More inept straight to video tosh from Tom Selleck in which an evil mastermind played by Gene Simmons (yes, that one!) tries to kill people with meccano. Silly.
Chad Roesti
Decent 80's Sci-Fi Cop movie with Tom Selleck's Mustache and Gene Simmon's tongue. Not bad, really liked it when I was 9. I remember there were… More