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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!!!
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…
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.
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!
Some of the most impressive stunt work and action set-pieces I have ever seen.
Say what you will about James Cameron but the man knows how to make him a film. In 1994, for some reason, he seemingly set out to make his own take on a James Bond film...and, surprisingly, he succeeded.
Sitting down to watch this for the first time in, I don't know, 15 years or so, I was amazed at how well it holds up. Sure, it's absurd, but the best kind of absurd. It knows it's a silly action comedy from the opening minutes and entertains us with a perfect tightrope act for its two hour and 21 minute duration.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has never been Olivier but he has never pretended to be, either, and in the right roles…
True Lies is the most idiosyncratic movie in James Cameron's filmography (yes, even more bizarre than Piranha Part Two: The Spawning), existing mainly as a middle-aged romantic comedy masquerading as a spy thriller. Jamie Lee Curtis is great as a bored wife looking for a little adventure, while Arnold Schwarzenegger is serviceable as her lying secret agent husband. The fact that there is an ongoing nuclear threat in the midst of all the big family drama is silly, and it works for what Cameron is attempting. If nothing else, True Lies is an entertaining movie, even if it isn't as epic as the rest of the director's canon.
Even as a marginal fan of Cameron, I couldn't believe this dud came from him.
This movie is too good and it has no business doing so. A lot of directors always say they'd love to make a Bond movie whether it's Nolan, Spielberg, or Cameron. In a way they each have. Indiana Jones, Inception, and of course True Lies. Jamie Lee Curtis owns this movie despite that Arnold is the poster boy. Don't get me wrong Arnold masters comedy and action as well as he has in his entire career but Curtis brings vulnerability and charm to her housewife turned empowering spy, despite the fact that she bumbles at half of everything. The action is great though and while most of the movie is goofy fun, its some pretty awesome goofy fun. It's not entirely serious, it's not entirely a comedy, but it's every moment worth it's run-time.
Joder con las películas de machos y la heteronormatividad. Sin la escena del baile de Jamie Lee Curtis y todo el tema del matrimonio en la primera parte la hubiera disfrutado más.
Por lo demás, Schwarzenegger haciendo de espía con una puntería impecable bien. Jamie Lee Curtis no resignándose a ser dama en apuros MUY BIEN. Por lo demás, muy loco todo.
"Kids... 10 seconds of joy, 30 years of misery."
I don't have a whole lot of love for the filmography of James Cameron. I like Aliens and the two Terminator films, but I have little use for anything else he'd done, so I never felt any real reason to watch a James Cameron film starring Arnie and Tom Arnold. Being election day though, True Lies just seemed like an appropriate film to watch.
I have to say, it's not bad. There are a few scenes that I don't like at all, but it's a fun film. A lot of action, some humor, some completely ridiculous stunts. You surprised me, Cameron. Nice job.
I do not think I had seen this through in a long time. it has its charms, particularly Bill Paxton as a used car salesman scamming women and seducing them by pretending to be a secret agent in need of cover.
Other than that, Arnold is about as compelling as a regular American as he ever can be.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
All of them. Hollywood is running out of ideas, why did they have to start remaking shit? They didn't do…