The Blood of Heroes
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Blood of Heroes features a sport that you're not likely to see on ESPN. It's called "juggers", and Rutger Hauer is the champion jugger in the post-apocalyptic world; he goes from village to village with his entourage, brutishly taking on all comers. The action culminates in the bloody "league championship." Joan Chen costars as Hauer's apprentice in the film, which was released in Australia as Salute of the Jugger. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 13%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Unlike Rollerball or Death Race 2000, it serves up the carnage with Biblical solemnity."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"An unusually successful film of its kind, a good, lean variation on the post-apocalypse adventure-thriller that looks into the future to see the Dark Ages of the past."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Poor old Hauer. Doesn't he long to play sensible characters in settings that don't involve post-apocalyptic societies and peculiar headbands? If he does, his agent never got the message."
‑ , Film4
"Plot development is slim. Much of running time is given over to the game itself, which seems to have no rules except that the winning team places the skull of a dog atop a pointed stick."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"The Blood of Heroes is a multimillion-dollar movie with about as much plot and depth as your average arcade game, but it's never quite as involving."
‑ Richard Harrington, Washington Post
"There is much worse sci-fi stuff gathering dust on your video shelves, but that is really no recommendation at all."
‑ James O'Ehley, Sci-Fi Movie Page
"There's little to look at and nothing worth hearing. Even the game itself is a drag."
‑ , Time Out
"The film goes wrong by appropriating worn material, then constructing around it a narrative so ruthlessly straightforward it steamrolls over any possibility of dramatic suspense."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
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