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!!!
Here's one I haven't seen in years. Why Fox still haven't released this on Blu-ray is questionable. The third collaboration between Schwarzenegger and James Cameron, True Lies is basically him doing Bond, where he plays a U.S governmental secret agent named Harry Tasker who keeps his duties secret from his wife Helen (Jamie Lee Curtis), under the impression that he's a computer salesman.
The plot here is that he is tasked with investigating a deadly terrorism group known as "Crimson Jihad" that is controlled by it's power-hungry leader Salim Aziz. However, he also struggles with familial issues when he discovers that Helen may be having an affair with a used-car salesman posing as a federal agent (played by Cameron regular…
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.
Seeing Jamie Lee Curtis strip is a huge plus!
You know, with the director behind it, I was optimistically hoping for something a little more elevated from True Lies. However, it's essentially a pretty standard Arnold movie, that happens to mark the end of a particular brand of action cinema, before they all started incorporating sci-fi or martial arts.
* Some of the best action sequences in a 90's action flick.... Arnold rides a horse through a hotel, enough said.
*My favourite Arnold performance. Much more refined and earnest than some of his earlier works where you could say his acting chops are lacking.
*Jamie Lee Curtis erotic dance scene is unquestionably a treat, and something for the ages. On a side note my dad showed my this film at a young age and I can safely say it was one of those developmental type films if your catching my drift. Also showed my girlfriend last week. I hope it doesn't make her switch teams. But I wouldn't blame her.
*Tom Arnold is absolute comedic gold in this film.…
Big missed opportunity having Arnold say "cool off" when he sticks the terrorist's head in the urinal and not "you're looking a little flushed."
One of those movies that tries to make being an action hero and a dad seem like a hilarious romp.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Nothing says "spy thriller" like Tom Arnold and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
This movie took me on a roller coaster of opinions. Luckily, the good outweighed the bad in the end.
It's a very slow start, taking forever to get to the premise of the movie, and until it gets there it's a bore.
The action is generally top notch. That end scene with the harrier? Amazing.
On the flip side, the comedy is mostly garbage. "Hahaha, a woman can't shoot a gun" followed by "She can't shoot anyone with a semi-auto gun, but it can fall down the stairs and accidentally kill everyone in the room". Who things of garbage like that? And the movie is filled with several of these "comedic" moments which completely stop the momentum of the film.
Not much else to say. Fun action film. A little bloated, a little long.
Jamie Lee Curtis is goals.
James Cameron: Please make more movies like this.
Does it make me a bad cinephile to say this is my favorite James Cameron by a long shot? Probably.
Yes, I have seen The Godfather.
I do not recommend a vast majority of these films. In fact, a good 80-90% of these are anywhere from…