Last Action Hero (1993)
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Average Rating: 4.1/10
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Arnold Schwarzenegger appears as a pumped-up Shakespearian hero while an announcer bellows, "Something is rotten in Denmark -- and Hamlet is taking out the trash!" This gag sets the stage for the post-modernist action epic The Last Action Hero. The film concerns Danny Madigan (Austin O'Brien), a lonely eleven-year-old boy who escapes from his bleak New York City reality by glorying in the action adventure movies of his favorite film character, Jack Slater (Arnold Schwarzenegger). Danny's friend
Jun 18, 1993 Wide
Sep 16, 1997
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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Sergeant Jack Slater
F Murray Abraham
Prof. Toru Tanaka
Tough Asian Man
Michael Vincente Gazzo
John McTiernan Sr.
Cigar Stand Man
Cop in Los Angeles Stat...
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Cop at Ex-Wife's House
Cop in Station
There is a lot of action in Last Action Hero, but the underlying story never ever quite works.
Even if this intermixing of kid fantasy and adult shoot'em-up, Hollywood insider jokes and cheap Arnold puns, doesn't completely bowl you over, it's clever and intriguing.
Considered a dunderheaded big-budget flop in its day, Last Action Hero looks considerably better now in its creative self-parody. [Blu-ray]
It makes more than its share of missteps, yet the core of this action lampoon delivers a decent portion of laughs and mischief, giving Schwarzenegger and McTiernan an occasion to make fun of themselves while raising a little hell.
Try as I might, I can't bring myself to hate this movie
A loud, overproduced, chaotic and incredibly stupid action-comedy that's neither thrilling nor funny.
Yeah, it's bad ... but it's not the infernal stinkbomb we've labeled it. Heck, Ahnold himself has done worse than this!
The action film goes postmodern, with results that satisfy nobody.
A good idea that is too overblown and poorly executed.
Audience Reviews for Last Action Hero
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