For a film that focuses so much on action, Rollerball is remarkably boring.
Rollerball is a completely incoherent mess. It doesn't help that the performances are flat and lifeless, but the general plotting of the film is confusing, jumbled and impossible to decipher.
Rollerball also sees John McTiernan's direction take a steep nosedive, with one extended sequence horrifically shot entirely in night vision standing out as a truly atrocious artistic choice.
Nothing about Rollerball impresses in any way. It doesn't have entertaining action, characters worth caring about or a plot worth following. It's bleak, bland and lifeless, and it feels completely hollow.
If ever there was a film worth going to prison for, Rollerball certainly wasn't it.