A ranking of many of the action flicks I've subjected myself to over the years, rated 3 stars or more.…
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…
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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,…
As overlong and overbooked as this flick is, it's still a good bit of banter.
Muy buena. La he visto varias veces. La última el Domingo 24 de Julio de 2016...
How have I not seen this movie before? It's hilarious and great! True Lies is such a fun movie with really slick action and lots of effective comedy, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and directed by James Cameron - what more can you ask?
Cameron delivers on the over the top action while Arnold spouts off hilarious one liners and takes down baddies at the same time. Jamie Lee Curtis is also amazing as Arnold's wife and easily matches him. Bill Paxton totally stole the show for me as a used-car salesman, his character really had me laughing.
There isn't really anything more to say about this movie, if you're looking for a great action comedy with Schwarzenegger / James Cameron then True Lies is a must watch.
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I’m sure I had seen this before: the horse-bike chase seemed familiar, as did the plane at the end, but I just didn’t remember any more of it. I obviously didn’t find it memorable. And I get its title confused with Total Recall. And I’m a bit scared to say anything against it: James Cameron doesn’t take criticism lightly and if he gets my address there might be a knock on my door in the night. But it’s a despicable movie. There are two plot lines but they finally come together. The first is the action thriller plot about wicked Arab terrorists planting nuclear bombs in America and Schwarzenegger and the good American agents sorting them out. It does what…
ONE OF THE MOST FUN AND ENTERTAINING MOVIES EVER, because of Arnie. :)
It's a dead-lock between this and Terminator 2 for Cameron’s best film from a pure actions standpoint. The setpieces here are downright gorgeous, analogue gunfire and explosions that are spectacular even for the 90's.
And for an added bonus it's maybe the only Cameron film where most of the humour actually lands, thanks to the murderer's row of talent he got for the cast. The goofy cliche-ridden script actually works within the confines of the genre, maybe the only screenplay Cameron wrote outside of The Abyss that works on an emotional level. Cameron's conception of romance and emotion in film has always been far too overcooked and saccharine, but with how over-sized everything else is here that finally fits into the story he's telling.
It's a bit too long and the comedic elements are - at times - just plain mean-spirited and cruel, but all in all it's a great action film.
1. "Yeah but they were all bad."
2. Always bet on Cameron...this guy is incapable of making a bad movie.
the ranking is arbitrary I gave up at the end lol... will try to update this once a month or…
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!