Total Recall Reviews

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Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
July 17, 2013

A generic, inconsequential sci-fi caper that looks slick and has a famous title, and offers little else, no matter how many nipples the whores have.

Full Review | Original Score: C
Will Leitch
Deadspin
June 23, 2013

It would rather be a blockbuster than a mind-bender. It turns out to be neither.

Full Review | Original Score: C
Catherine Bray
Film4
March 4, 2013

More or less serviceable action thriller with some nice ideas for visual set pieces, but did it really have to be as long as it is?

Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground
March 4, 2013

Messing with memories is how you forget that a better version of Total Recall happened 22 years ago.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Dave Golder
SFX Magazine
January 2, 2013

If there had never been an 'original' Total Recall, the reaction to Wiseman's version would surely have been a lot less frosty. Because in and of itself, it's a decent enough sci-fi action flick - severely flawed, but a lot of fun.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
December 28, 2012

Visually, the 2012 remake is better than the original, with interesting set and background designs, decent enough futuristic vehicles, and superb special effects. The plot is another story.

Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
December 17, 2012

Wiseman makes mildly pretty films, full of blues and grays and lens flares, but they're the definition of bland.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
December 17, 2012

[D]irector Len Underworld Wiseman's least hacktackular movie yet, which isn't to say that it's quality entertainment, but it is some solid B-grade processed-cheese-product movie junk food.

Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
November 5, 2012

While far from terrible, this retread forgoes any qualities to justify its existence in the first place. It will be justly forgotten before long.

| Original Score: 2/4
Jason Buchanan
TV Guide's Movie Guide
October 19, 2012

A remake that's well-worth missing.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Adam Ross
The Aristocrat
October 19, 2012

This new version of Total Recall is the cinematic equivalent of a vibrator: it is whirling, sleek, shiny and utterly artificial, yet it gets you where you need to go.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
October 19, 2012

A bright and shiny slice of blockbuster sci-fi that's so dazzling it makes tender love to your retinas but so underwhelming it practically wipes itself from your memory the instant it's over.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
October 5, 2012

Delivers a serviceable piece of updated movie product.

Full Review | Original Score: B
Ben Kendrick
ScreenRant
September 27, 2012

Enough visual spectacle to make viewers wish they had three eyeballs but thin characters and a convoluted story ultimately undermine Wiseman's successes.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Patrick Kolan
Shotgun Critic
September 26, 2012

Total Recall is it's own beast - one that needs to be caged off and held at arm's length. It is a mess, a wasteful rethink that was never needed and lousy movie at worst.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers
September 18, 2012

"Total Recall" is a totally unnecessary remake of a moderately amusing sci-fi thriller from 1990. The 2012 version starring Colin Farrell is about as memorable as yesterday's lunch.

Full Review | Original Score: C-
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
September 15, 2012

Engaging visual effects don't make up for a banal script and paper-thin characters.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jonathan Lack
We Got This Covered
September 14, 2012

Total Recall is nothing more than a lazy, dull, soulless studio effort wrapped up in an enticing sci-fi landscape.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/10
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
September 12, 2012

What we end up with is a forgettable, monotonous reimagining that was wholly unnecessary.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
September 6, 2012

A sci-fi action movie that wears its influences loudly, what Total Recall lacks in originality it makes up in its brooding tech-world action noir spectacle.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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