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The last stand? Poor Arnie looks as though he can barely stand.
Arnie stomps his way through a role in which every punch looks clumsy and every line of dialogue sounds like it has been learnt phonetically.
| Original Score: 2/5
"The Last Stand" could be an old episode of "Gunsmoke," with its theme of the law versus the bad guys.
| Original Score: 4/5
An entertaining, if not particularly longed for, return for the 65-year-old action icon.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
The results are surprisingly good fun, popcorn-friendly, and awfully redolent of Rio Bravo. Fine by us. He's back, alright.
| Original Score: 3/5
Korean filmmaker Kim played with the Western genre before in his wacky 2008 pastiche The Good the Bad the Weird, and this film is just as chaotically uneven, mixing cartoon-style silliness with grisly violence.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
There isn't much of a story here, though it's great to see Arnold back where he belongs.
Satisfied customers may include undiscriminating action fans, Luis Guzman completists and Wayne LaPierre (one bad guy meets his reward when he trespasses on the property of a shotgun-toting granny).
As comebacks go, Schwarzenegger has chosen a really good vehicle with which to remind people of how he became so popular in the first place.
[U]nforgivably dumb and mindless... Korean director Kim Jee-woon shoots much of the film as if it were a sexytime autoporn advertisement...
If slick nostalgia is what you're after, The Last Stand is for you.
It's entertaining, if a little (a lot) silly.
It's good to see Arnie moving back to the kind of public service he does best.
An action star is (re)born.
A suitably lightweight comeback for Arnie, The Last Stand does just enough to please his legion of fans, and proves the action icon still has charisma to spare.
Korean film-maker Kim Jee-woon gives it plenty of directorial welly, and it's good to see a film with cop cars flying through the air.
Arnold is back as an action hero, and playing someone near his own age. Therefore the movie is more believable and thus more entertaining.
| Original Score: 6/10
A zippier, zestier film than ... its own hackneyed premise suggests.
A creaky, lethargic and daft action thriller ...
Many things are blown up, in some style.