When he said I do, he never said what he did.
Special agent Harry Tasker is a top spy in the ultra-secret Omega Sector -- but his wife thinks he's just a boring computer salesman. When Harry's identities collide, the Taskers find themselves in the clutches of international terrorists, fighting to save their marriage and their lives.
"DA BRIDGE IS AAUUUT!"
the best (and the most) American action film of the last 20 years.
mushroom cloud kiss is *the* image of Cameron's career.
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.
"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…
"First I'm going to use you as a human shield. Then I'm going to kill this guard over here with the Patterson trocar on the table. And then I was thinking about breaking your neck. "
Well, it's not bad. Not the action classic some people had told me it was, but not particularly bad by any sense. The action is, as you'd expect, brilliant with any scene with that Harrier passing over into sheer awesomeness, we get a lot of great lines and quips, and Bill Paxton as usual manages to be one of the best things about the film.
However, the whole middle part of the film I found slightly, I dunno, disturbing? You know the bit, when…
Back in 1994, $120m was considered A LOT of money.
I mean, fuck, to me $100 is considered a lot of money, but as of now the above sum is around average for a high end blockbuster budget, the bigger buggers sometimes knocking on the door of or north of $200m.
If it were made today and given the adjusted figure by its finances, True Lies would be budgeted at around $250m... and that's a truckload more green than most are willing to cough up. Heck, director of both's James Cameron's Titanic scored nearly $2b (now over that amount thanks to a massive 3D re-release) and even HE had bother getting the $200m plus for Avatar.
Thing is, back in…
Anyone with any desire to make an action film should be made to watch this first. This is proof that throwing everything at the camera sometimes works.
This is nearly 20 YEARS OLD and the action set pieces still stand up to anything that I have seen since since.Like THE BRIDGE scene. Unbelievable.
Shwarzenegger is brilliant in this. This is probably his 3RD best film.
O boy, this is one of my favorite Schwarzenegger movies. He and James Cameron should've had teamed up more often. The comedy is amazing and the action still looks great today almost 20 years later. If you haven't seen this one yet and you are up for a laugh and some great action. Like a Arnie on a HORSE chasing a terrorist on a Motorcycle, then this is the one for you!
Another silly testosterone-overloaded action flick or a genius deconstruction of Arnie's usual action hero schtick? Both are valid answers. This was my Dad's favorite movie of all time. If it was on TV, then we'd stop whatever we were doing, put it on and laugh our asses off.
A really fun movie!
I'm glad this movie got made in the early 90s since we're all probably too sensitive now to the reach and/or abuses of the NSA and American intelligence community.
Good character moments (and Curtis and Schwarzenegger worked together far better than I'd imagined they would), but like too much of Cameron's later oeuvre it's overlong and full of itself. That said, it's fun, hard-working, and more complex than you might expect. Get around to it because it's an influential film with verve (and for Curtis' deservedly famous striptease) - just don't do anything crazy like pass up Commando for it.
A messy movie but nonetheless a fun movie. A really fun movie as well.
At 2 hours 21 minutes, this film is too long, and in the middle constantly goes in different directions like it has got lost in a maze of mirrors. Or something along those lines... You get the picture. The film's convoluted, but it is always fun, as the characters and direction keep you interested.
Whether it be with an action set piece, or some funny interplay between Curtis and Schwarzenegger, it never ceases to entertain. It does cease to tell it's story at times, or struggles to get the premise of the movie out. With all the explosions and comedy moments, it sometimes tiptoed around the…
On the one hand, this is just plain ol' action fun, with Ahnold playing the super-spy Harry Trasker, popping caps and taking names.
The twist being that Harry's wife has no idea of his secret job. And the boredom her neglectful marriage is driving her to unwise acts -- which Harry reacts badly to.
That's where the movie becomes ethically problematic, as Harry treats his wife's possible infidelity not only as a threat that requires mobilization of his organization's assets, but as an affront to his manhood that requires resolution.
Harry's actions mid-film are not only dubious from a national security standpoint (waves at the NSA), but downright emotionally abusive. It's this aspect of the move that's the most problematic…
I was expecting a serious spy/sci-fi thriller, and instead the result is a whimsical comedy featurying Harrier Jump Jets! Very enjoyable.
Stylish, very funny action film is a feast of glorious excess. It is reminiscent of Dead Again, because it is almost a parody; it acknowledges its artificial nature as a movie while providing genuine thrills and suspense. It has a spirit of showmanship, and a few exhilarating, inventive action sequences. Arnold Schwarzenegger shows an appealing new vulnerability, and his relationship with Jamie Lee Curtis is touching. He has perfect timing, and both he and Curtis are very funny.