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Demolition Man

action & adventure, sci-fi & fantasy


A Los Angeles policeman and his ruthless nemesis from 1996 -- are sentenced to frozen incarceration as inmates -- into 2032 when they re-enter a bewildering and pacifist society.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    64%
  • Audience Score
    66%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    64%
    reviews counted: 11
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  • Audience

    66%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: A noisy, soulless, self-conscious pastiche that mixes elements of sci-fi, action-adventure and romance, then pours on a layer of comedy replete with Hollywood in-jokes.

- Emanuel Levy, Variety, Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Fresh: Basically, Demolition Man is a futuristic cop picture with slightly more imagination and wit than the typical example of the slash-and-burn genre.

- Hal Hinson, Washington Post, Saturday, January 1, 2000

Rotten: In the end, that's all this film is: flames, flying bullets, and special effects. It could be worse, I suppose, but as long as people go into this film with their eyes open, there shouldn't be any surprises.

- James Berardinelli, ReelViews, Saturday, January 1, 2000

Audience Reviews

4 stars

This is a sadly maligned and underrated sci-fi action film. Don't get me wrong: it's not that great, but it's not that bad either. It deals with some cool and interesting concepts, and the action is just awesome. Unfortunately some people can't take it very seriously. Not that it's supposed to be stone cold serious, but it's not just a brainless romp, either.

- cosmo313, Sunday, August 22, 2010

4 stars

Just a great movie that knows exactly how to blend a small touch of satire and social commentary with great action and comedy. Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes are a great pair that know how to please viewers. It is just so unbelievably fun that you can't help but love it. While Sandra Bullock didn't really work as a female lead, she still doesn't ruin the overall feel. I think it's basically what they were trying to attempt with the Judge Dredd movie and it worked wonderfully.

- ythelastman89, Sunday, May 16, 2010

5 stars

Just another fantastic Stallone film. :) I love the acting chemistry between everyone especially between Stallone & Bullock. :)

- movieguru12, Friday, November 13, 2009