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type
  • Movie

Watching Rollerball is like watching a late-night rerun while stuck in a thunderdome. In this update of the 1975 Norman Jewison thriller, Chris Klein, as the rollerball champ who uncovers a secret plan to up the sport’s violence for ratings, seems to be doing an impersonation of Keanu Reeves at his most out-of-it. The decadent bloodsport, a rowdy, smash-’em-up cross between Roller Derby and ice hockey, looks, if anything, far less brutal and nihilistic in the age of the WWF and the Vegas-gone-Madison Avenue Super Bowl than it did in the ’70s. C-

Rollerball

type
  • Movie
mpaa
  • PG-13
runtime
  • 98 minutes
director
  • John McTiernan

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