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3.0
265 Ratings

Rollerball

Directed by Norman Jewison
United States, 1975
Sport, Sci-Fi

Synopsis

In a futuristic society where corporations have replaced countries, the violent game of Rollerball is used to control the populace by demonstrating the futility of individuality.

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Rollerball Directed by Norman Jewison

Awards & Festivals

BAFTA Awards

1976 | Winner: Best Art Direction

1976 | 3 nominations including: Best Cinematography

Hugo Awards

1976 | Nominee: Best Dramatic Presentation

Critics reviews

Norman Jewison’s elegant direction proves the filmmaker quite capable of adapting his elastic visual sensibilities to suit the ostentatiously chilly decadence of the future-shock dystopia film, which usually favors bold colors (particularly white or red) that speak to the easy commodification of the supposedly ineffably personal.
May 27, 2014
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The film has reportedly been recut for British audiences and an AA certificate, apparently depriving us of some of the gore; what remains, however, is plentifully noisy, bloody and soporific, with enough moral righteousness about nothing in particular to satisfy every possible scruple.
October 01, 1975
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