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The Last Stand Reviews

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J. Olson
April 15, 2016
It's a film of mythic incompetence, the most uproariously ill-conceived studio picture since Nicolas Cage's "Wicker Man" remake.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Justin Craig
January 18, 2013
Schwarzenegger is back, and his timing couldn't be any worse. At a time when violence in movies is being scrutinized, Arnold arrives with a no-holds-barred shoot-em-up in "The Last Stand."
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Kirk Baird
Toledo Blade
January 18, 2013
For an A-list star like Arnold Schwarzenegger, The Last Stand is strictly B-grade filmmaking. As an action movie it's competent and routine, but as a comeback it's hardly memorable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Vincent Mancini
January 18, 2013
Reminds me of Metallica in Some Kind of Monster, where they'd just kind of all play loud at the same time and occasionally stumble upon an okay-sounding bit that they'd then record. The Last Stand is kind of like the St. Anger of Arnold movies.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie
February 24, 2013
The gimmick of Schwarzenegger's return to cinema wears off quickly. A bland bullet riddled excuse for an action flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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
February 28, 2013
The film, though underdeveloped, is rife with big guns, flippant one-liners, improbable battles, high-octane car chases and way too much testosterone - all the hallmarks of a classic Schwarzenegger film.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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Soren Anderson
Seattle Times
January 17, 2013
Arnie is, as he likes to say, "back." And he keeps lumbering onward - thrashing and bashing about in a movie with an itty-bitty dino-sized brain.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
January 28, 2013
The last stand? Poor Arnie looks as though he can barely stand.
Joshua Starnes
March 18, 2013
As action movies go, it's okay. There are some good ideas underneath and an attempt develop them, but only an attempt. And though time has moved on, Schwarzenegger himself hasn't. As a hero's triumphal return goes, it's more of a whimper.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
January 18, 2013
It persistently tries to drag the audience down to its mindless level.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jonathan W. Hickman
Daily Film Fix
January 18, 2013
While it is entertaining and well-paced in that pre-Sandy Hook kind of way, it might be impossible to actually enjoy. And if you do enjoy the film, you might be ashamed to share this fact on your Facebook page.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 16, 2013
There are filmgoers nostalgic for this sort of fascist/gun fetishist drivel. Not me. Give me "Seven Psychopaths" any day.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Christopher Campbell
Film School Rejects
January 17, 2013
Lacks an identity of its own outside of being the movie Arnold Schwarzenegger makes a feature-length comeback in.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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James Berardinelli
January 17, 2013
The humor keeps it from becoming completely generic but there's still nothing of particular interest here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nell Minow
January 17, 2013
Just like the escaped prisoner episode of "The Andy Griffith Show" where the state police think that the local law enforcement are a bunch of rubes, but with lots of guns.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Alonso Duralde
January 16, 2013
Even by the big, loud standards of a big, loud Schwarzenegger movie, The Last Stand feels like a succession of pitches that never amount to a script.
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
January 24, 2013
A creaky, lethargic and daft action thriller ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
January 23, 2013
So this is what California governors do when they retire?
Kirk Honeycutt
January 17, 2013
The film is really a Howard Hawksian western where all that stands between a Mexican bandito and the border is a tough hombre sheriff.
Full Review | Original Score: 5
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