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  • Summary: LAPD Sgt. John Spartan (Stallone) and psychopathic Simon Phoenix (Snipes) are frozen for 70 years after being blamed for the death of hostages. In 2032, Simon escapes and John is unfrozen to help catch him.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Phillipa Bloom
    80
    If ever there was a movie equivalent to the one-night stand this is it - not necessarily something you'll remember next day but fast, furious and damn good fun while it lasts.
  2. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    75
    The pleasant surprise about Demolition Man is that both the script, and Stallone, are funny; the film blends big-budget action and tongue-in-cheek humor in the way that "last action hero" tried, and failed, to do.
  3. Reviewed by: Louis Black
    50
    The script is fueled by genuine wit, everyone turns in fine performances and, beginning to end, the film actually shows some thought, if little originality.
  4. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    40
    Ultimately the script's often sharp social satire is drowned out by the noise and confusion.
  5. 40
    Demolition Man is a futuristic cop picture with slightly more imagination and wit than the typical example of the slash-and-burn genre.
  6. 38
    Yes, this film is worse than "Cliffhanger," Stallone's last venture into chaos.
  7. Nearly all the SF premises are accorded the status of Andrew Dice Clay one-liners - which means that they, along with the characters, keep changing from one scene to the next.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Jan 5, 2015
    9
    Um Excelente e original filme de ficção científica de ação.
    Wesley Snipes é genial nesse filme dando uma brilhante performance,Stallone
    Um Excelente e original filme de ficção científica de ação.
    Wesley Snipes é genial nesse filme dando uma brilhante performance,Stallone também está perfeito,Sandra Bullock é linda e está perfeita no papel.
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  2. Oct 31, 2013
    9
    An original, fast-paced, intelligent combination of satire and action. Stallone plays a tough policeman who pursues a dangerous criminal in aAn original, fast-paced, intelligent combination of satire and action. Stallone plays a tough policeman who pursues a dangerous criminal in a future society where political correctness rules. Bullock is Sly's partner and their relationship creates several funny moments. Snipes plays the bad guy who loves chaos and almost steals the show. This is a lighthearted movie but it depicts a 'perfect', rational society which isn't very far from ours.
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  3. ChrisE.
    Jan 3, 2009
    8
    Great overall movie, Wesley Snipes was pretty funny to, great action, plot and storyline. The only problem i had with it was some of the Great overall movie, Wesley Snipes was pretty funny to, great action, plot and storyline. The only problem i had with it was some of the acting, especially Sandra Bullocks performance was a little flat, but overall a must see film. Expand
  4. Mar 12, 2013
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This is perfectly good smash-em up sci-fi. Wesley Snipes is a crackerjack bad-guy, and you can put up with Stallone if you have a mind to. Sandra Bullock is fun as a future lady bored with the perfect life. And of course, the good guys win. Buy some popcorn, get out the beer and have a good time. Expand
  5. Nov 20, 2011
    2
    Downright horrible movie with plotholes appearing literally every 5-10 minutes. The only few things good about this film is the actionDownright horrible movie with plotholes appearing literally every 5-10 minutes. The only few things good about this film is the action (especially the beginning and the final action scene) and Sylvestor Stallone as well as Wesley Snipes. These 2 actors are very good and definately deserve better than to be in this film. The jokes, by the way, range from decent to painful to sit through. (There was one joke that was even used like 3 or 4 times, just altered slightly. It wasn't even funny the first time.) Don't even bother thinking about seeing this film. Expand

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