Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) | Release Date: September 14, 1990 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Generally unfavorable reviews based on 9 Critic Reviews
Positive:
0
Mixed:
4
Negative:
5
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Tampa Bay TimesMichael Winks
Death Warrant holds more interest than many of its genre. [21 Sep 1990, p.7]
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Jean-Claude Van Damme is the best part of every movie he's in. Then again, when you consider the pictures he's been in, maybe that's not saying enough. [15 Sep 1990, p.C3]
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The Seattle TimesMichael Upchurch
Death Warrant has two colors: dark red, dark blue. It has two moods: brooding and brutal. It makes prison look more attractive by adding fog machines and then filming everything in slow motion. [15 Sep 1990, p.C7]
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Director Deran Sarafian and cinematographer Russell Carpenter give Death Warrant a great gloomy feel and know how how to use extreme close-ups as effective eye candy. But candy is about all we get. [18 Sep 1990, p.C3]
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USA TodaySteve Jones
The best thing about the nod-inducing Death Warrant is a muscleheaded psycho called the Sandman. That figures, since you're likely to take a nap or two waiting for hero Jean-Claude Van Damme to stop taking his lumps and start busting heads. [17 Sep 1990, p.2D]