Total Recall Reviews

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Will Leitch
June 23, 2013
It would rather be a blockbuster than a mind-bender. It turns out to be neither.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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
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
September 12, 2012
What we end up with is a forgettable, monotonous reimagining that was wholly unnecessary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Justin Craig
September 5, 2012
Recall the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
William Bibbiani
August 21, 2012
If this really is the dream Douglas Quaid paid for, he should ask for his money back.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
Chris Sawin
August 3, 2012
It's like shoving streamers and sparklers in a huge pile of crap and trying to pass it off as a party; no matter what you do to it it's still crap.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
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Chris Packham
Village Voice
August 3, 2012
Where Paul Verhoeven's original was testosterone-stupid and, therefore, fun, Wiseman's film is just boring-stupid.
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
August 21, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
John Semley
Slant Magazine
August 1, 2012
Len Wiseman's Total Recall's a trifling mess, as superfluous as a third breast.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 30, 2012
Beckinsale is laughable as the kick ass vengeful wife with clipped Brit accent, high-heeled boots and flouncy hair. Not since War Horse has a mane of hair swished as much on screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie
August 27, 2012
Provides nothing but unhappy memories
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Dom Phillips
August 23, 2012
With the closing credits, memory erasure is guaranteed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Patches
August 3, 2012
The weight of Recall's mystery is suffocated in a series of fist fights, hovercar pile-ups, and foot chases pulled straight out of the latest platformer video game.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kate Erbland
Boxoffice Magazine
August 2, 2012
Slicked-up and dumbed-down
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
September 3, 2012
It's funny it's a movie about old memories, because Wiseman's remake plays like a film half-remembered.
Rich Heldenfels
Akron Beacon Journal
August 2, 2012
Glum, heavily borrowed from other films, with murkily shot action sequences, it has none of the nutty brio of the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Grae Drake
August 7, 2012
There's plenty of bright, shiny stuff to look at and impressive punches and kicks, but the movie never gets fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Simon Miraudo
August 20, 2012
"Bryan Cranston's hair," is the answer to many a question, now, chief among them, "What is the only good reason to see Total Recall?"
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Neal
The Standard
August 23, 2012
It's difficult to review this film without comparing it to the 1990 original because it highlights what specifically is so wrong with this version.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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