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.
"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!!!
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.
"What kind of a sick bitch takes the Ice cube trays out of the Freezer?"
Fucking release this on Blu-Ray already!!!
True Lies has a plethora of cool ideas, and original ones as well. It also features some very awesome and memorable action sequences, a great performance from Arnie, and sometimes clever screenplay. But there are sadly some issues with the the movie to make it not so great. But trust me, I still like True Lies, in fact, it's a pretty good movie but I caught a few errors throughout.
This film has the potential of being bad, but surprisingly with the pluses I gave to the film, it doesn't wreck, it only crashes in some aspects. Like how it feels like three totally different movies, that each one of them are incredibly underdeveloped. The first act mainly focuses on…
"Can you hurry up? My horse is getting tired."
This isn't much other than a middle finger to the espionage and spy genres and a kick in the balls to James Bond but with James Cameron behind the camera it's A-grade blockbuster entertainment. Here, Cameron is simply showing off and putting his feet up, and it is worth every second 'cause he does it so fucking well. After 18 years, True Lies has aged perfectly - the action may require a massive suspension of belief but it is hardly surpassed in spectacle. Only Cameron could orchestrate a chase between an Arab on a motorcycle and Schwarzenegger on a horse, and make it positively coherent. But, that's the tip of the…
I like this film more than I should. I have also seen the French film that inspired this and I actually prefer the US even-more-over-the-top version.
Fun schlock with a hot dolled up Sigourney Weaver (and you thought she looked good in Galaxy Quest!). Some good Arnold one-liners; not as many as in Commando, but sprinkled throughout when needed.
Not what I expected- which was a strait forward action flick, a lot like the aforementioned Commando. Lots of fun twists/turns.
Ending is a bit bland, don't be surprised if you start drifting asleep by then.
James Cameron's funniest film. Entertaining throughout.
finally saw this insanity on the big screen.
so much of my childhood with this movie.
Maybe not everything a movie should be (because that's a lot of things) but all that it can be. Everything expanded and inflated and exaggerated to its breaking point and then turned around on itself. A horse chasing a motorcycle through a hotel is fine, but a horse leaping from building to building is ridiculous.
A villain who can be scary and funny and do it at the same time!
Brutal relentless killing! Interwoven with actual funny things!
A subplot that takes over the movie for an hour and then crashes into the regular plot so they can live happily ever after together for the rest of the movie!
A climactic kiss set to a nuclear explosion and that is not the end!
P.S. This apparently takes place during Monsoon season in Washington, D.C.
True Lies is a really fun action comedy starring Arnold Schwartzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis which results in some ridiculously over the top finale set pieces.
Remaining fun and entertaining for the entire running length, even Tom Arnold is a good addition to the cast and is great to watch here.
Never seeming to take itself too seriously, True Lies is an excellent example of how good this genre can be.
Another classic Arnold film. I'll admit I'm not a big of James Cameron the person, I think he is just very egotistical and I can imagine he would be hard to work with. But the man has really churned out some quality films over the years. In fact, on the Letterboxd scale, I don't know that he has made a single film that I wouldn't rate at least four out of five stars. That nearly puts him in a category all his own considering even the directors I tend to hold above all others have their weaker films - Fincher with 'Panic Room' and Nolan with 'Insomnia'.
But yeah, another Arnold classic here with 'True Lies'.
Though maybe a quarter of the one-liners should have been cut, this is easily James Cameron's funniest film. This is a film that exceeds at clearing low bars. The action sequences are thrilling and especially great for the practical effects they employ, but each one goes on awfully long. And though they give the film a sense of bloat, too many other aspects of the film feel lightly sketched in. The characters acknowledge how creepy Schwarzenegger is by surveilling his wife, but the moment his wife learns everything, any chance of insightful discussion flies out the window as the film turns into a straight action film the for the rest of the movie. Schwarzenegger saves his marriage because he saves…
I'm not sure I've ever before seen such a good film with such an awful 2nd act.
There are some voracious film watchers on Letterboxd with diverse tastes so I thought it would be interesting to see…
I've always been interested in what other people are seeing and watching, and naturally, I love looking at Weekend Box…