Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
Dean Essner - Entertainment Weekly
Demolition Man is a significant artifact of our time or, at least, of this week.
Vincent Canby - New York Times
Basically, Demolition Man is a futuristic cop picture with slightly more imagination and wit than the typical example of the slash-and-burn genre.
Hal Hinson - Washington Post
Nearly all the SF premises are accorded the status of Andrew Dice Clay one-liners -- which means that they, along with the characters, keep changing from one scene to the next.
Jonathan Rosenbaum - Chicago Reader
A noisy, soulless, self-conscious pastiche that mixes elements of sci-fi, action-adventure and romance, then pours on a layer of comedy replete with Hollywood in-jokes.
Emanuel Levy - Variety
In the end, that's all this film is: flames, flying bullets, and special effects. It could be worse, I suppose, but as long as people go into this film with their eyes open, there shouldn't be any surprises.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
Ultimately the script's often sharp social satire is drowned out by the noise and confusion. It is also undercut by casting virtually all the psychopathically murderous criminals as minority-group members.
Richard Schickel - TIME Magazine
Demolition Man is sleek and empty as well as brutal and pointless. It feels computer engineered, untouched by human hands. A real pod movie.
Peter Travers - Rolling Stone
Doesn't quite go far enough, instead settling for cheap gags and cheap thrills, but it tickles fairly well for a couple of hours of crashes and fireballs. [Blu-ray]
Peter Canavese - Groucho Reviews
...a sporadically amusing yet pervasively underwhelming bit of early '90s cheese...
David Nusair - Reel Film Reviews
The pleasant surprise about Demolition Man is that both the script, and Stallone, are funny; the film blends big-budget action and tongue-in-cheek humor in the way that Last Action Hero tried, and failed, to do.
Dean Essner - TV Guide's Movie Guide
This futuristic comedy depends on your opinion of Stallone and his unapologetic popcorn-pleasing action no-brainers. To be fair, this one is one of his better ones.
Phillipa Bloom - Empire Magazine
An inspired mix of high-octane action and futuristic satire.
Dean Essner - Film4
cool as ice
Stefan Birgir Stefansson - sbs.is
Forget your preconceptions, but not your brain cells and sense of irony.
Dean Essner - Time Out
Not a bad mid-90s sci fi flick - and with a young Sandra Bullock in spandex to boot!
Kevin Carr - 7M Pictures
Philip Martin - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Stallone and Snipes are a great double-act
Clint Morris - Moviehole
Thomas Delapa - Boulder Weekly
Spence D. - IGN Movies
Greg Maki - Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Featuring intense action, exceptional special effects, and a healthy sense of humor, it is the film Last Action Hero wanted--and failed--to be.
Michael Dequina - TheMovieReport.com
Ryan Cracknell - Movie Views
Kevin N. Laforest - Montreal Film Journal
Enjoyable pop-culture junk actioner.
Ken Hanke - Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
A great villain goes a long way toward making an action movie successful and Snipes certainly does more than his share to make this an enjoyable film.
Robert Roten - Laramie Movie Scope
Nicolas Lacroix - Showbizz.net
Chock-full of obnoxious dialogue, terrible acting, and oh-so-clever product placement.
Scott Weinberg - eFilmCritic.com
Jeffrey Westhoff - Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
Let me say, the view of Utopia is nice and all, but it's not nearly negative enough.
Ted Prigge - rec.arts.movies.reviews
If you don't really think about it, [it] isn't a bad ride.
Louis Black - Austin Chronicle
Stallone is surprisingly good in this fast, funny and violent futuristic action film.
James O'Ehley - Sci-Fi Movie Page
With Snipes giving his role everything he's got -- a considerable amount by any measure -- and with some amusing bits tying together the action scenes, there is plenty of eye candy at work here, which should satisfy action fans.
Chris Hicks - Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Demolition Man is like that old joke about a bad restaurant: the food is awful... and such small portions.
Scott Renshaw - rec.arts.movies.reviews