The Running Man 1987

Critics score:
61 / 100

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Vincent Canby, New York Times: It's not quite Network, but then it also doesn't take itself too seriously. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: The movie's problem is that all of the action scenes are versions of the same scenario. Read more

Geoff Andrew, Time Out: Pretty warmed-over stuff, this future world of the terminal TV game shows, and director Glaser fails to muster much pace and punch. Read more

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Variety Staff, Variety: Schwarzenegger sadistically dispatches the baddies, enunciating typical wisecrack remarks (many repeated from his previous films), but it's all too easy. Read more

Desson Thomson, Washington Post: You want to know if The Running Man is a good-time macho show, right? Stay at home and watch professional wrestling. Read more

Rita Kempley, Washington Post: The message is irrelevant. It's still the Olympian myth, albeit in a Lycra leotard, that counts with the Arn Man. Read more