Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
When he said I do, he never said what he did.
Harry Tasker is a secret agent for the United States Government. For years, he has kept his job from his wife, but is forced to reveal his identity and try to stop nuclear terrorists when he and his wife are kidnapped by them.
After making a stunning breakthrough with The Terminator, further expanding the immensely captivating universe of a timeless classic with Aliens, beautifully exploring the deep secrets of the ocean with The Abyss and completely redefining action & setting a new benchmark for sequels in cinema with Terminator 2: Judgment Day, visionary filmmaker James Cameron brings his sweeping cinematic vision to an action comedy this time & does a splendid job yet again.
A loose remake of the 1991 French comedy, La Totale!, the story of True Lies follows Harry Tasker; a secret agent who performs covert operations for the US government but pretends to be a computer salesman to his family. When his latest trail reveals intel about a terrorist group in possession…
"DA BRIDGE IS AAUUUT!"
the best (and the most) American action film of the last 20 or so years.
mushroom cloud kiss is *the* image of Cameron's career.
I've seen this at least five or six times and I fall in love with Jamie Lee Curtis all over again every time. The way she wets her hair with the water from the flowers. The way she strips for Arnold while he sits in the dark. Oh yeah, the rest of the film is pretty good, too, but it's that damn hotel room scene .... whew!
In fact, I was in Taipei several years ago and met a certain lady who came back to my own hotel room. The movie happened to be on the pay-per-view channel and after we watched it, I asked her if she was up for a little role play. The way she reenacted that scene ... whoa! Unforgettable.
Okay, so now everyone in the world knows why I rate this movie so highly. So sue me. But really ... it's a great film!!!
Loads of fun! Tom Arnold was absolutely perfect. Bill Paxton was awesome. Looking for the perfect popcorn afternoon flick? Look no further. Did I say it was loads of fun? Enjoy! Highly recommended!
You can't deny that James Cameron's True Lies is an entertaining slice of nineties nostalgia for fans of excess and Arnold Schwarzenegger. It has the pre-9/11 Hollywood version of an Islamic terrorist and action galore, as well as Jamie Lee Curtis gyrating in her undercrackers. It's ludicrously outrageous, racist, sexist, and at the time the most expensive film ever made. It had violence, laughs, and devastation even Roland Emmerich would have been proud of. Cameron's penchant for special effects came in handy too as this has some rather impressive set pieces that set the standard for the time. This must have been pretty good, as even Tom Arnold isn't as much of a knob as he usually is.
Anyone with any desire to make an action film should be made to watch this first.
This is proof that sometimes, throwing everything at the camera can create a visual extravaganza.
True Lies is nearly 20 YEARS OLD, and the action set pieces still stand up to anything that I have seen since. Like THAT scene on the bridge. Unbelievable.
Shwarzenegger is brilliant in this. This is must be his 3RD best film.
Como é ruim estragar uma boa memória afetiva dum filme que marcou sua infância.
Muitas cenas com tiroteios sem sentido algum, personagens e inimigos sem profundidade alguma, estereótipos mal utilizados, arcos que não se completam... Enfim.
O melhor do filme é a ótima atuação de Schwarzzenegger, que está tranquilo e solto no papel. Com ótimas expressões e piadas, ele sustenta o primeiro ato (o melhor do filme) por inteiro.
A tal da "regra dos 15 anos" não se aplicou a esse filme, que não passou dos 10.
I always thought I had never seen this, but like 90% of it seemed familiar to me. I know it was on cable a lot and my brother owned it when we were kids, so maybe I just saw a bunch of scenes in passing???
Anyways, I hate these over the top action films that are just too hard to believe. Arnold gets shot at maybe like 2 million times and not one bullet ever gets close. It's insulting.
Cheesy lines, acting, subplots....it was just too stupid for me.
It had a many good cast members but it went on too long and they really should have left out anything with Bill Paxton. All that seemed to be pointless.
Curtis was super annoying here.
I mean, half the action scenes seemed like they should've been in HOT SHOTS, not a real action film.
Keep in mind that this 3 1/2 star rating is for the crappy-looking SD DVD in letterboxed format (the only version available in the states)
Can we get a Blu-ray soon whoever put out the movie?!!
Originally posted 1999.
TRUE LIES: it’s the movie that separates the real James Cameron fans from the pretenders. Not because a viewer has to love everything Cameron does (though I challenge you to name one mediocre film since PIRANAH 2) but because it contains so many elements hard core action fans love to see Cameron exercise, while also containing many elements of comedy, wit and parody that have the less humorously inclined Cameron watchers scratching their heads still.
Marking the third time Cameron teamed up with Arnold Schwarzenegger, LIES is the movie Schwarzenegger’s THE LAST ACTION HERO tried to be, a wry, knowing and flat out bad-ass parody and celebration in one of every gun blasting and bone breaking toxic…
Yep. Holds up.
Move over James Bond, Arnold is here!
(Original review outdated, re-evaluation required at later date)
a very spectacular movie with Arnold and J.L.Curtis (when she appeared on the screen everybody was devastated!) What a woman!
Very nice body, but , above that, a very good actress - she proved that many times.
Fun action comedy with a surprisingly witty script and a great cast. Possesses equal amounts of high-octane action stunts and sharp, smart humour, and the combination is perfect. Arnold is quite good and Jamie Lee Curtis has never been better, but this film is stolen by Tom Arnold and Bill Paxton in hilarious supporting roles. Goes a little off the rails at the end, but it's immensely entertaining and incredibly rewatchable. Cameron is a god of action movies.
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