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Commando Reviews

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Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 14, 2010
Brainless, explosion-happy action ('80s style).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jamie Gillies
Apollo Guide
October 26, 2009
It might have been fun to watch when I was nine, but knowing what I know now, it is a horribly offensive film.
Full Review | Original Score: 57/100
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
May 26, 2008
An audacious comic-book movie on steroids...cinematic junk food, but even a dieter deserves to cheat once in a while. [Blu-Ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
January 3, 2008
You're welcome, California!
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Pete Croatto
October 7, 2007
one of the best arguments available for the action movie as pure entertainment
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
September 24, 2007
serves as a template for many future action flicks
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
September 18, 2007
Comic book stuff, helped out by the presence of Rae Dawn Chong as an airline stewardess whose sarcastic commentary adds some comic counterpoint to the deliberately overscaled action.

TV Guide
September 18, 2007
For action fans, one of the picks of the litter for the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Variety Staff
September 18, 2007
Chong lights up the film like a firefly, Schwarzenegger delivers a certain light touch of his own, [and] the result is palatable action comics.
Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
August 17, 2007
The finale is laughably preposterous, with the speedo-ed commando landing on a remote island, gunning down at least a hundred men with fake moustaches, and indiscriminately blowing up buildings in search of little Alyssa.
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Lots of machine-gunfire, explosions and disposable khaki-clad extras, as you'd expect.
Bill Clark
January 9, 2006
The greatest guilty pleasure in the history of cinema.
| Original Score: A
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
February 20, 2004
A violent guilty pleasure from the Schwarzenegger estate
| Original Score: 3/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
November 28, 2003
Totally hilarious by today's standards. The opening credits with Arnold and Alyssa Milano are a thing of beauty, and the glam rock tune that ends things is genius.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Widgett Walls
July 11, 2003
Before this, I didn't know you could cram that many groan-causing one-liners into a movie. Thus, began the death of my innocence.
| Original Score: 2/5

May 24, 2003
One of the better, if less intelligent, arguments for a 1980s revival.
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D.J.R. Bruckner
New York Times
May 21, 2003
The big battle scenes are especially disappointing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
March 18, 2003
Pretty dumb.
| Original Score: 2/5
John Venable
November 22, 2002
So bad it's good, a guilty pleasure.
| Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 5, 2002
Commando remains one of the best and most exciting action movies ever to come out of Hollywood...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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