Rampage (1988)

Rampage delves into the subject of legal insanity, so often the default defense in modern-time gruesome crime trials. Alex McArthur plays an outwardly normal guy who goes on incredible killing and mutilating sprees until (and even after,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 23, 1988
DVD Release Date: June 23, 1993
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

This is not a movie about murder so much as a movie about insanity -- as it applies to murder in modern American criminal courts. Friedkin plays with two decks and is happy to stack them both.

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Rob Gonsalves

Basically, in re-editing his film to make a cruder point, Friedkin took out the shadings in his characters and the better work of his leads, and in no way whatsoever did he improve the movie. He in fact systematically made it worse.

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Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

...never gets under the skin of its protagonist or allows us to understand what he's supposed to be feeling.

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Alec Barniskis
The film starts off strongly enough but once it becomes about Friedkin's need to present a pro-death penalty argument in the most one sided fashion… More