Rollercoaster (1977)

Rollercoaster was a by-product of the brief "Sensurround" craze of the 1970s. Nutsoid Timothy Bottoms sabotages an amusement-park roller coaster, killing several innocent revelers. After several other acts of terrorism, Bottoms… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 10, 1977
DVD Release Date: October 27, 1998
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Kenneth Turan
Washington Post

Rollercoaster, slambang title notwithstanding, is a singularly tepid piece of work, so dull not even Sensurround can keep you fully awake.

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Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

An underrated thriller

Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

An enjoyable thriller co-written by Richard Levinson and William Link, the team behind TV's Columbo.

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Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

A silly disaster-genre film that's weak and not worth the effort.

Chuck O'Leary

Wrongly written off as another '70s disaster movie, this is really an outstanding cat-and-mouse suspense thriller laced with knowing cynicism.

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
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Randy Tippy
Made during the era of big budget 'disaster' pictures (see <i>The Towering Inferno</i>, <i>Airport</i>,… More
Mark Hobin
Woefully underrated thriller stars Timothy Bottom and George Segal in a brilliant game of cat and mouse set at a series of theme parks. Disaster films of the… More
jay nixon
Not bad thriller, billed as a disaster movie but really more of a police/madman face-off.
David Ladd
"Rollercoaster" is one of those movies where you check your brain at the door and just sit back to watch. If you think about it much the flaws will… More
Danny Rovira
A clever, well-crafted underrated 70s thriller with taut directon by James Goldstone. About a deadly sociopathic extortionist bomber who is blowing up… More