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The Last Stand Reviews

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Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
February 7, 2013
Surely the former governor of the state could have come across a better script for his return to the big screen in a starring role.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Tom Charity
February 5, 2013
The movie's tongue in cheek humor will buy off most of the target audience. And Arnie? He's indestructible.
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
February 4, 2013
The Last Stand doesn't find [Schwarzenegger] in peak form, but it'll suffice as a sturdy exhibition of his talents.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Todd Jorgenson
February 4, 2013
The whole point is to cheer as guns are fired, cars are crashed and blood is shed -- not pausing to ponder what a guy with an Austrian accent is doing as sheriff of a Mexican border town in the first place.
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Anthony Lane
New Yorker
February 4, 2013
Schwarzenegger can still hold the screen, but these days he grinds through his one-liners like a truck driver taking a steep hill ...
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
February 3, 2013
No, he doesn't demonstrate a lot of 'Terminator'-style moves.But, hey, he doesn't have to. Schwarzenegger, now in his mid-60s, just needs to tote some weapons, seek revenge and utter a few one-liners, which is exactly what he does in 'The Last Stand.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
January 31, 2013
If the sequences removed from Sommerton held a little more presence [...] I'd be less hesitant to call The Last Stand anything less than great.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
January 28, 2013
The last stand? Poor Arnie looks as though he can barely stand.
Matt Looker
January 28, 2013
Arnie stomps his way through a role in which every punch looks clumsy and every line of dialogue sounds like it has been learnt phonetically.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Michael A. Smith
January 27, 2013
"The Last Stand" could be an old episode of "Gunsmoke," with its theme of the law versus the bad guys.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
January 25, 2013
An entertaining, if not particularly longed for, return for the 65-year-old action icon.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Tara Brady
Irish Times
January 25, 2013
The results are surprisingly good fun, popcorn-friendly, and awfully redolent of Rio Bravo. Fine by us. He's back, alright.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
January 25, 2013
Korean filmmaker Kim played with the Western genre before in his wacky 2008 pastiche The Good the Bad the Weird, and this film is just as chaotically uneven, mixing cartoon-style silliness with grisly violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Robert Levin
January 25, 2013
There isn't much of a story here, though it's great to see Arnold back where he belongs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
January 25, 2013
Satisfied customers may include undiscriminating action fans, Luis Guzman completists and Wayne LaPierre (one bad guy meets his reward when he trespasses on the property of a shotgun-toting granny).
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rob Carnevale
The List
January 25, 2013
As comebacks go, Schwarzenegger has chosen a really good vehicle with which to remind people of how he became so popular in the first place.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 25, 2013
[U]nforgivably dumb and mindless... Korean director Kim Jee-woon shoots much of the film as if it were a sexytime autoporn advertisement...

London Evening Standard
January 25, 2013
If slick nostalgia is what you're after, The Last Stand is for you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
January 24, 2013
It's entertaining, if a little (a lot) silly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
January 24, 2013
It's good to see Arnie moving back to the kind of public service he does best.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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