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New York Daily News
The game itself is meaningless, and the movie, much the same way, likes it like that.
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
What's up with director John McTiernan? The man has got to get a career of his own -- sponging off the pale leavings of Norman Jewison just won't do.
Los Angeles Times
It's too bad this Rollerball veered off-track so swiftly, derailed by bad writing and possibly also by some of that extensive post-production reworking.
There's something junior varsity about the whole sensibility that makes the new version seem more dated than the old one.
The New York Times
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.
The A.V. Club
Only those attracted to "Waterworld" or "Last Action Hero" level big-budget disasters need bother with this one.
An incoherent mess, a jumble of footage in search of plot, meaning, rhythm and sense.
Will surely end up as one of this years worst films.
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.
Sheer chaos on wheels, a hysterically edited jumble that defies belief at nearly every juncture.
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