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.
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,…
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
True Lies is still incredibly fun with many memorable scenes. Like Arnold on a horse, the interrogation, the hotel room scene in which Jamie Lee Curtis looks incredibly sexy, the chase along side the keys and the ending with the jet. But there are more.
I also feel like Arnie and Cameron were a match made in heaven. Each of their films I just simply enjoy a lot. In True Lies we also got the sexy Tia Carrere who can dance the Tango. Jamie Lee Curtis who after a slow starts gets on fire, Tom Arnold! And many more.
Yes, True Lies is one of those films you can watch and enjoy even more if you watch it with a couple of guys like I did my last night shift of the month. It was fun, we all laughed and they all cursed at me for not bringing along Total Recall, Predator, Commando or just more Arnie.
Holds up incredibly well. I can't believe this movie is 22 years old.
The glory of Arnie shines once more
Easily the best movie Tom Arnold has been in, but that's faint praise. It's really just another big dumb action picture, but it looks great, and it's a lot of fun.
"True Lies" is a big action movie extravaganza that falls prey to many of the weaknesses common to James Cameron films: it's bloated, too big, too loud, too long.
But what I do like about it is that it doesn't take itself overly seriously, and it spends as much time poking fun of big dumb action films as it does trying to be one.
Much of the film's appeal comes from the comic performances of Tom Arnold and Jamie Lee Curtis.
The film's enormous action sequences won it a Best Visual Effects Oscar nomination, but it lost out to "Forrest Gump."
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