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  • Summary: Set in 2005, this update of the classic 1975 film directed by Norman Jewison, focuses on the deadly sport that combines roller derby and basketball and packs arenas around the world.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 28
  2. Negative: 24 out of 28
  1. A turbo-charged remake that should alienate no fans of the adrenalized 1975 original.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    40
    Once LL Cool J, easily the film's most magnetic presence, is out of the game, the whole thing falls apart in a hazy, confusing mess.
  3. Gets stupider as it moves along. By the end, you just don't care whether that cold-hearted snake Petrovich (that would be Reno) gets his comeuppance. Just bring on the Battle Bots, please!
  4. 20
    The current version, however, like its predecessor, fails as entertainment. Mr. McTiernan's remake may be lighter on its feet -- the sober-minded original was as graceful as a tap-dancing rhino -- but it is just as boring and as obvious.
  5. Reviewed by: Chris Gore
    10
    Will surely end up as one of this year’s worst films.
  6. 0
    Bad and baffling from the get-go, probably the only good thing to come out of this Rollerball is the boon it gives the porn industry in terms of another ready-made title to spoof.
  7. 0
    Plentiful helpings of dreadful acting, confusing action cinematography, choppy editing and embarrassing dialogue, with the added bonus of a plot almost as dumb as that of the original film.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 14 out of 18
  1. SteveH
    Feb 5, 2008
    1
    A real disappointment - I didn't expect a copy of the original but I didn't expect something to be this bad. I thought it might get A real disappointment - I didn't expect a copy of the original but I didn't expect something to be this bad. I thought it might get better after a bad start - but it manages to go down hill all the way to the end. It is beyond belief that it could be rated a ten by anyone. Expand
  2. ChrisD.
    Aug 5, 2002
    0
    I'm sad i watched this movie. It was TERRIBLE. Aside the bad acting, you have terrible editing (the camera would cut for no reason... a I'm sad i watched this movie. It was TERRIBLE. Aside the bad acting, you have terrible editing (the camera would cut for no reason... a character would be looking one way, then an instant later the other direction...) There was no explanation for why most people died... The rest is just too stupid for words... This kinda movie makes me wanna cry :- Expand
  3. GerrickC
    Jan 24, 2007
    0
    God only knows you can't get any dumber than this.
  4. TerryR
    Aug 30, 2009
    0
    I've seen better movies in theaters for the blind.
  5. Oct 6, 2011
    0
    Having just seen this on cable, I wanted to see if there were any scores above a 1. But as long as I'm here... Not even a so bad it's good,Having just seen this on cable, I wanted to see if there were any scores above a 1. But as long as I'm here... Not even a so bad it's good, just... bad. Expand
  6. Bobby
    Mar 5, 2007
    0
    The Most Violent PG13 Film ever to hit the states. The intense violence, sex, nudity, drugs and blood is insane. This film is one of the few The Most Violent PG13 Film ever to hit the states. The intense violence, sex, nudity, drugs and blood is insane. This film is one of the few films that somehow got away with the biggest rating mistake of the last 100 years. You see breasts, watch people break bones and get beaten and shattered to there death, you see man on man fights in which the blood just keeps on coming until the lucky one dies. I have never seen anything so intense and disgusting. A shame. Expand

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