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Year
1987
Runtime
102 min.
Director
Paul Verhoeven
Genres
Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Rating *
7.5
Votes *
207,986
Checks
38,066
Favs
1,637
Dislikes
184
Favs/checks
4.3% (1:23)
Favs/dislikes
9:1
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  1. Wise Jake's avatar

    Wise Jake

    I'd buy that for a dollar! 8 years 11 months ago
  2. Scratch47's avatar

    Scratch47

    For sheer entertainment value, this almost can't be beat. The best sci fi satire of the 80s. Horrible deaths, endless hilarious quotes, great characters, and a beating heart of allegorical subtext to flesh out the intelligent politicizing. It's tight, short, without filler, over the top but still thinking, and has endless replay value. Its' cult following is well deserved. Did I mention the brilliant score - or the parade of smashed windows? Just see this gem. 9 years 8 months ago
  3. ChrisReynolds's avatar

    ChrisReynolds

    Amazing fast-paced sci-fi action, full of humour, great dialogue and beautifully drawn characters: even the minor parts and quirky and memorable. The story is so involving and entertaining that it hides how multi-layered it is: it's not only a great satire of modernity and corporatism, it's also an existentialist metaphor for the search for self, a commentary on a man struggling to come to terms with his place in a mechanised world, and an allegory of the Christian death and resurrection. 5 years 6 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #10 in Marshall Julius's Action! The Action Movie A-Z
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  2. This movie ranks #23 in The Criterion Collection
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  3. This movie ranks #24 in Total Sci-Fi's The 100 Greatest Sci-Fi Movies
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  4. This movie ranks #61 in BFI's 100 Science Fiction Films
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  5. This movie ranks #335 in Emma Beare's 501 Must-See Movies
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  6. This movie ranks #393 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  7. This movie ranks #404 in Empire's The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time
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  8. This movie ranks #409 in Mark Cousins's The Story of Film: An Odyssey
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  9. This movie ranks #686 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
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  10. This movie ranks #724 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
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  11. This movie ranks #753 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  12. This movie ranks #774 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  13. This movie ranks #783 in Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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