Rollerball (2002)

Jonathan Cross is an all-American hotshot, the most popular player in the fastest and most extreme sport of all time: Rollerball. Along with teammates Marcus Ridley and Aurora, Jonathan is living the high life -- fame, money, incredible… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: February 8, 2002
DVD Release Date: January 10, 2006
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Critic Score: 3% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Removing the social critique of the original, this updated version of Rollerball is violent, confusing, and choppy. Klein makes for a bland hero.

Keith Phipps
AV Club

Only those attracted to Waterworld- or Last Action Hero-level big-budget disasters need bother with this one.

Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Rollerball looks like a checklist shaped by a 15-year-old mallrat: thrashing metal track, skateboards, motorbikes, cracked heads and Rebecca Romijn-Stamos with her top off.

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A dire re-working of the provocative 1975 sci-fi satire.

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David Germain
Associated Press

Loud, crude and outlandish, Rollerball is a parody of itself, a frenzy of extreme-sports stunts masquerading as social commentary on violence and the corporate forces that feed off it.

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Paul Malcolm
L.A. Weekly

Pushes the Hollywood action movie to stratospheric new levels of incoherence.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

This is a terrible big-budget fiasco with a go nowhere plot and terrible cast.

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Robert Koehler

Although Norman Jewison's stolidly grim and ultimately ludicrous 1975 original was hardly a landmark of nightmarish sci-fi, it towers over this.

Entertainment Weekly

The new version just makes you feel like you've been watching a lame late-night rerun while stuck in a thunderdome.

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Guylaine Cadorette

The French accents go from Canadian to European within a sentence, and that's only from the ones I could pick up. Who knows what other languages were massacred in the process?

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Flixster Audience Score: 14% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Within the first few minutes of this film you can easily see the direction its taking and that its gonna be bad. With horrible computer generated images and… More
KJ Proulx
I was extremely disappointed! I expected this really cool action movie, but it obviously was not anything like that!
Alex roy
What is there to say about this remake of the classic film? words aren't enough to describe the abomination that is Rollerball. The film is dreadful with a… More
Jani H
"Rollerball!!" This disgusting piece of cinema is a remake of a minor classic from the 70's. The original wasn't that good, pretty boring… More
Conner Rainwater
While it's not an incredible movie or defining of the genre, this is a fun movie that never tried to be above itself. It took a pre-existing concept and… More
Dean McKenna
This remake of the popular 1970's sci-fi thriller is the worst and silly action I ever saw.