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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.
James Cameron reached the zenith of his career with True Lies, Arnold Schwarzenegger's masterpiece about romance and espionage. Packed with wit and enough action to match, True Lies presents a more intelligent side of James Cameron that hadn't been seen in many other films (and none of his films to follow). There is a sense of order and dignity in the plot that still allows some room for creative chaos (i.e., Jaime Lee Curtis).
The maverick mix of action and comedy prevalent in True Lies makes for a fantastic experience, but it's also the impressive star-studded cast that gives this film its best merits. Not only are the Governator and Curtis delightful, but there's also the likes of Tom Arnold,…
Hilariously sexist at one point in the movie, but it's balanced by the silly, tongue in cheek situation in which the offense occurs, enough so that it manages to sit firmly in between good fun and harm. Jamie Lee Curtis is brilliant in her role, clearly having a lot of fun with it and despite the afore mentioned misogyny involved in the set up, her sensual dancing scene manipulated by her psychopathic secret agent husband is admittedly very sexy and even somewhat iconic.
The action is superbly entertaining, packed full of great visual effects and unabashedly over the top set pieces and Schwarzenneger is on form to deliver it as the hero. Unadulterated, typically nineties action fun.
First James Cameron rips off the original X-Men: Days of Future Past (1981) comic book in The Terminator (1984), and now he turns Charlton Heston into an eye-patched Nick Fury.
Great performances, humor and action sequences have kept this a fun and engaging movie after all these years -- one of Cameron's best.
The film's portrait of Arab terrorism comes from a simpler, more innocent time in the early 90's when terrorism was something you could freely make fun of in movies. The terrorists may be Arabs, but Cameron does allow them to have legitimate grievances ("You have killed our women and children, bombed our cities from afar like cowards, and dare to call us terrorists?") and even moments of humor ("Battery, Aziz!")
As to all the critics who accuse this movie of being "misogynist"... The movie may contain misogynist characters, but I don't think it's fair top accuse the…
Arnold & James reteam again in this easy-to-watch Comedy-Action. Very much fun, One of best action in 90s.
Still one of my favorites. James Cameron crafts a near-perfect action-comedy. (Only gripe: even in 1994, it felt ten minutes too long.)
I've been waiting for the Blu-ray release for five years now. I really wanted to introduce Rebecca to it, so I bought it again on DVD (having loaned out my previous copy). It looked like crap. The movie's so fun that you barely notice; now that's saying something.
Had a lot of fun watching this film. Arnie would actually be able to take the top spot as the ultimate action movie hero if he would do at least some of his own stunts, too often you can clearly see that its not him
Arnie is the dogs bollox here. Can't say the same for Tom Arnold. Lucky enough the action takes centre stage.
Tom Arnold makes this movie a little better
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Ranked by Arnold's Arnoldness. Don't ask me to explain what that means, because I don't think I can. This guy's…