Critics Consensus

The ultimate '80s Schwarzenegger movie, replete with a threadbare plot, outsized action, and endless one-liners.



Total Count: 32


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Colonel Matrix (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is retired and living peaceably with his 10-year-old daughter (Alyssa Milano) when she is kidnapped by the henchmen of an exiled Latin American dictator. The dictator's plan is to reinstate himself in power by eliminating the president of his country, using Matrix to kill him (or he will kill the kidnapped daughter). Matrix escapes from the plane that is supposed to be carrying him to his mission and then proceeds to go from one violent confrontation to the next as he hunts down the dictator and moves to rescue his daughter. Helping him is Cindy (Rae Dawn Chong), who has her own reasons for wanting the dictator dead. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

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Arnold Schwarzenegger
as Col. John Matrix
Alyssa Milano
as Jenny Matrix
Vernon Wells
as Bennett
James Olson
as Major Gen. Franklin Kirby
Bill Duke
as Cooke
Michael Delano
as Forrestal
Bob Minor
as Jackson
Charles Meshack
as Henriques
Hank Calia
as Latin Man
George Fisher
as Security Guard
Phil Adams
as Officer in Galleria
Ava Cadell
as Girl in Bed
Mikul Robins
as Boy in Bed
Tom Simmons
as Kirby's Driver
Richard Royce
as Intercept Officer
Bill Paxton
as Intercept Officer
John Michael Reyes
as Val Verde Heavy
Billy Cardenas
as Val Verde Heavy
Edward Reyes
as Val Verde Heavy
Vivian Daily
as Woman Officer
Thomas Rosales Jr.
as Young Guerrilla
Jim Painter
as Police Officer
Chelsea Field
as Western Flight Attendant
Julie Hayek
as Western Flight Attendant
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Critic Reviews for Commando

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Audience Reviews for Commando

  • Mar 19, 2018
    Let the story, acting, stunt-work, script, cinematography, production value, and just about everything else all dribble away while you sit back and enjoy watching Arnie kill more than 80 antagonists in about 80 minutes.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 30, 2017
    Classic Arnold here, Full of Awful but great cheesy lines, Strong bloody violence and the whole save my daughter from the bad guy plot, It's so predictable we are waiting for Arnie to kill the bad guy so we can hear the next one liner, Yes the acting was pretty bad but you got to love that the plot was so simply explained we had time to enjoy the mindless action without wondering what's happening, Any action fan should watch this as it's a must see for every growing boy.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Mar 18, 2017
    A typical Arnie film. It has everything, the cheesy one-liners, the over the top action and everything that showed to the world that Arnie was just getting started as an action star, before the Terminator 2 juggernaut came along.
    Ian W Super Reviewer
  • Apr 08, 2013
    What an interesting movie. Commando doesn't contain a solitary scene of even minute plausibility and is full of more cliches than bodies that our beloved Bavarian leaves in his bloody wake. Yet, Commando remains painfully enjoyable on account of these discrepancies. There isn't a whole lot that needs to be said about Commando--no analysis needed, no subtle plot twists to write about, just a 5 course meal from Burger King--you love it because you hate it.
    Jeff L Super Reviewer

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