Indyfreak - wrote on 09/16/19
One of Arnold Schwarzenegger's weirdest but perhaps more thoughtful films, The Running Man works as a darker more adult oriented forerunner to similar films like The Hunger Games or Battle Royale. The action scenes are darkly lit but intense and violent. The dumbed-down dystopia is a pretty scathing indictment of cutthroat entertainment practices. Maria Conchita Alonso is pretty but also annoying. Richard Dawson is a lot of fun as the villain. It's juggling more ideas than perhaps there is more actual running time for the film to handle. But it's an interesting sci-fi adventure film.