Rollerball (2002)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Sci-Fi, Sport


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25 June 2002 | kirker
Achingly, horrifyingly, stunningly bad
A certain film critic -- I believe it was the NY Times reviewer -- labeled "Battlefield Earth" as, to paraphrase, "what will become known in infamy as the worst film of the 21st century." He was wrong. "Rollerball" wins hands down. The acting, dialogue and direction are incomparably bad -- and I defy anyone to sit down after watching the movie once and effectively explain the plots, character motivations, or any of the rules of the Rollerball game. This is the most poorly-edited major studio film I've seen since "Superman IV," which is still my least favorite movie of all time. There are at least five or six very, very obvious dubs over the f-word, clearly done late in the game to obtain a PG-13 rating. This is fine for an airing on network television, but for an R-rated DVD? Um, no. Others here have already eviscerated the ridiculous night-vision sentence effectively, so I won't go there. The only thing remotely worth watching in this film is the opening luge sequence.

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Release Date:

8 February 2002

Language

English, Russian, French, Arabic, Korean, German, Japanese


Country of Origin

USA, Germany, Japan

Filming Locations

Blainville, Québec, Canada

Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,013,548 10 February 2002

Gross USA:

$18,990,798

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,852,764

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