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.
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!
"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…
Looking at True Lies really shows us something about the differences in action movies over the last few decades. The film lands close to the end of Arnold Schwarzenegger's action golden age, he still had a few decent films left in him before he retired to Capital Hill, but few could argue that his best was behind him by 1994. However, True Lies almost feels like it is a good-natured send up (send off?) of Schwarzenegger's most famous cinematic attributes. Here's the thing though, if it is trying to be a slight parody, you can't tell, because no matter how dark the subject matter of Schwarzenegger's films, they always had a lightness of touch and…
Μία γαμημένη βδομάδα τώρα, αυτό θέλω να δω, μία γελοία ταινία χωρίς νόημα γιατί βασικά αυτό είναι ταινία δράσης εν τέλει και 5/5 γιατί έτσι.
I wish they would have done more with Jamie Lee Curtis' character at the end, but overall it's lots of fun. Bill Paxton is by far the MVP, perfectly playing the character you love to hate.
On the short list for best action comedy.
"eeuauaughhhuauaahh" -Arnold Schwarzenegger
Is it a spoof, is it serious? Who cares! It's fun. This style of action film is where Cameron hits his best space for making films.
Arnold in True Lies is the most polite action hero of all time. His constant refrain is 'excuse me, sorry, watch out, pardon me', whether he is riding a horse through a mall or commandeering a fighter jet. That awkwardness is what made Arnold popular, are we laughing with him or laughing at him?
Perhaps Cameron meant to make a satire. True Lies is a paragon of 90s action films, melding beyond over-the-top action sequences and cringe-worthy, omnipresent comic relief. Plus, half the movie is dedicated to a side (?) plot, where Arnold spies on his wife, resulting in a memorable, strange, hilarious dance number.
I was surprised that the iconic helicopter rescue and bridge destruction scene was not the climax. I guess Cameron had many more millions to deploy. And, I'm glad he had that much freedom - True Lies is bizarre but undeniable.
Mixed on this; essentially a series of absurdly OTT set pieces, joined together by an idiotic & borderline offensive narrative, which lacks a modicum of sense. But those set pieces? Stunning (the bridge scene in particular). Peppered with smart & amusing shots, there is enough here to sustain action/Arnie fans. Overlong though*.
*wife (30mins before the end): "how many endings does this have?"
Why the fuck isn't there a Blu-Ray? The only copy I have is the VHS. Fortunately the the audio track on the tape sounds great (and that's why I went with that option) but we need a better looking version of this movie. It's an action classic.
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