1988, Comedy, 1h 52m42 Reviews 100,000+ Ratings
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Though it offers a few modest pleasures for undemanding viewers, Twins leans too heavily on the wackiness of its premise to overcome its narrative shortcomings. Read critic reviews
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Critic Reviews for Twins
For all of its geniality and gushing good will, Ivan Reitman`s ''Twins'' remains an advertising campaign in search of a movie.March 12, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
What a concept: Cast pumped-up Arnold Schwarzenegger and pint-size Danny De Vito as twins separated at birth. Funny, huh? Sure is, hilarious even, for about five minutes. But the 102 minutes remaining are a stretch for one joke.
The whole movie has a warmth about it that never slops over into sentiment: there is much more here than tall-guy, short-guy jokes.
But what's surprising is that Twins is somewhat sweeter than might have been expected. The mechanical plot may shake and grind unpleasantly, but gentler sounds also are produced.
"Twins" starts with an overblown fairy-tale quality that seems as if it should work. But, by the finish, the movie collapses on the shoulders of the stars. It works because they both showed up and delivered the goods and kept their end of the deal.
Schwarzenegger is amusing as a fish out of water in a land full of sharks.March 12, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Audience Reviews for Twins
Dec 23, 2012Pretty average comedy, Arnolds acting is wooden but it works, Some funny bits but they soon wear out as the film gets boring and predictable very fast.Jamie C Super Reviewer
May 25, 2012Twins is a fun and enjoyable comedy from director Ivan Reitman. The film combines a fish out of water tale with a family comedy; when Julius discovers that he has a long lost twin brother he takes off for LA to find him, but things don't go as expected and hilarity ensues. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Kelly Preston, and Chloe Webb, the film is well cast with some good talent. Schwarzenegger and DeVito make for an especially fun comedic duo and have great chemistry together. Plus, there's a sincerity and campiness that gives the film a certain charm. Twins is an entertaining and heartwarming comedy that delivers a lot of laughs.Dann M Super Reviewer
Dec 02, 2011Twins is a decent comedy with a lot if heart but no brains. Its a simple plot with simple characters, these two twins find each other and are opposites, box office hit right there. The characters were as cheesy as they come, but somehow these two brothers were able to make me enjoy them becoming family. The end of this film is terribly cliche and unrealistic with the children (which I will not spoil) but just know that it will churn your teeth. Arnold Schwarzanegger and Danny Devito actually did very well in this film, they were great choices for the roles given and they are so different that it made them fun to watch on screen. The movie gives some good laughs as well, but they are interrupted by a stupid plotline about a guy trying to kill them and almost ruined the story completely. The backround story was also a lot to swallow, just a lot of scientific stuff when it could have been really simple. This movie may give a rotten story, but it has a well picked cast and some decent laughs so I think it was a average film.Bradley W Super Reviewer
Jul 26, 2011The concept was funnier then the movieBrendan N Super Reviewer
|Julius Benedict:||All theory, no practice. Story of my life.|
|Morris Klane:||Uh oh, he's doing the funny talk again...|
|Julius Benedict:||I was trying to distract him so you could escape.|
|Vincent Benedict:||I was already escaping! By the time you got here, I was already halfway to Brazil!|
|Vincent Benedict:||I was already escaping! By the time you got here, I was halfway to Brazil when I felt you.|
|Vincent Benedict:||Yeah, tell your brother, that if he messes with me, he messes with my whole family!|