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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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.
Really would work if it ever really let audiences in what it was trying to accomplish.
Driven less by mammoth ego and more by wild, unchecked id, "Last Action Hero" works as a riotous comedy and a rigorous case study of why we go to the movies. It's an inventive valentine made timeless by audacious shamelessness and shameless audacity.
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.
Inflated action mars below par Aw-nold.
A good idea that is too overblown and poorly executed.
Austin O'Brien, the child actor equivalent of fingernails on a chalkboard.
Schwarzenegger merely goes through the familiar motions in this toothless send-up of cliched' action flicks
Almost makes it, but not quite.
Smart but complicated. Arnold needs acting lessons.
Funnier than you might expect
Arnie's ego has got too big for him...as evidenced here
Audience Reviews for Last Action Hero
- Sergeant Jack Slater: To be or not to be.....Not to be
- Sergeant Jack Slater: Don't give up your day job.
- Sergeant Jack Slater: Could I speak to the drug dealer of the house, please?
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