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May 18, 2016
Most of the plot is muddled and the acting hit and miss, but when The Last Stand sings, it is a pretty damn good movie. The action is well done and there are a couple of fun performances by Johnny Knoxville and Schwarzenegger, aside from that, there isn't much else this one has in it
Super Reviewer
April 2, 2016
Korean director Kim Jee-Woon's American film debut is a highly entertaining tongue-in-cheek action film. Arnold Schwarzenegger makes a welcome return to the screen in a leading role, after nearly a decade away from it, after having left to serve two terms as California's Governor. Its just so good to see him again and have him back in action. Arnold at the age of 65, proves he can still stand and deliver with a extremely amusing and solid performance as Sheriff Ray Owens, who is retired LAPD officer who is now the law in the sleepy border town of Sommerton Junction, he reluctantly gets pulled in into a law-enforcement operation to catch a notorious drug kingpin named Gabriel Cortez, well-played by Eduardo Noriega that has escaped from a FBI prisoner convoy. All hell is about to break loose as Cortez is about crossed paths with Sheriff Owens en route to Mexico. This motion picture sets up the classic western showdown, as the wealthy villain comes with high-powered assets, that includes super-fast car that can outrace a helicopter and a small of army of thugs with hi-tech firepower against Sheriff Owens' and ill-equipped deputies. Arnold tweaks his own advancing age with self-referential humor, as he acknowledges his aches and pains, he also tosses off his trademark one-liners, while he fires off rounds. Astute by Jee-Woon, with fine supporting turns by a game cast that includes Peter Stormare, Forest Whitaker, Johnny Knoxville, Jamie Alexander, Luis Guzman, and Harry dean Stanton. The film is full of well-choreographed action sequences and bloody shootouts. But its Arnold's return that is the reason to see this film, and he makes it breezy fun, we have missed his unique brand of sly humor and sincere ass-kicking. An engaging action film of pure escapism, that is a total blast! Recommended.
½ March 28, 2016
It's hard to argue with the critic consensus on this one. Last Stand is dumb but it's a lot of fun in the process and it does a decent job of jumping from humor to action and skipping anything troubling in between.
March 23, 2016
Great comeback for Schwarzenegger with great action and plot.
½ February 10, 2016
Ji-Woon Kim gives his chance of directing his first American film that results in mixed responses from the viewers which I understand fine, and think that The Last Stand is a decent movie. The acting is really good with Arnold Schwarzenegger giving his usual performance, Johnny Knoxville being enjoyably insane, and Forest Whitaker being one of the best parts of the film. The characters are uninspiring, which the only characters that are developed, are the hero and the main villain, but even they are your average characters. The action scenes are really good which I'm a sucker for those kind of things in an action movie. It's well made, and I was glad that the film didn't take away the director's style of quality. Nothing really about the film is new, except for the car chase scene in the corn maze which I never seen that before. The small twist in the end is actually pretty nice, and the climax is one of the most enjoyably parts of the movie. The Last Stand is a disappointing effort from a talented director, but he tried his best to make it a fun movies and it is for the most part.
February 4, 2016
The Last Stand is another guilty pleasure movie and is a lot like Commando, which is also guilty pleasure fun. Schwarzenegger is an action star.
½ January 17, 2016
It's uneven, and frankly has too many characters who don't really need to be there, but boy is it fun. Arnold shows that he still has it, being a complete badass with weapons and fists. The action is crazy, not too grueling, and a lot of fun. It's not perfect by any means, but it'll fill your heart desires.
½ January 15, 2016
One of Arnold's best films in the 21st century
January 10, 2016
A hilarious, one-of-a-kind gem.
January 4, 2016
Another action packed Arnold film
January 3, 2016
It is a decent film, kinda western meets drug lord showdown. Not much to say except it is a typical Arnold action film. It is funny at times and action pacted other times. Decent watch.
½ January 3, 2016
A jumbled mess, a failed blend of action and comedy.
December 27, 2015
The Last Stand is much like any other Schwarzenegger action movie. Though this one is entertaining at its best.
½ December 19, 2015
Schwarzenegger is in full beast mode in this thrilling ride of a movie!
November 11, 2015
Fun movie to watch. If not an 70's or 80's fun then skip.:-)
November 8, 2015
Not bad, but I feel Arnold could have found a more promising script to join
½ November 3, 2015
This film's not quite sure what it wants to be - sometimes graphic deaths, sometimes funny quips, often too-loud car scenes, lots of unnecessary side-plots with characters that are barely in the film... Arnie's OK, but seems to be phoning it in, and Whitaker & Knoxville are barely in more than 2 scenes. It's all a little pointless and could've been much more fun.
October 7, 2015
Feels like a western...but I think that was intentional...if it had been it would have been pretty run of the mill...however it wasn't...and it really could've been a whole lot better still had they not included Johnny Knoxville's ridiculously annoying character consequently giving the movie a more serious tone and it seriously would've benefited from it.
September 19, 2015
É um filme mediano em quase todos os aspectos, mas não podemos negar que a única razão de alguém ver este filme chama-se Arnold Schwarzenegger e no seu retorno, embora se note o peso da idade, é a peça fundamental que mantêm a atenção do espectador. Não é nada de especial no seu todo mas para os fãs do "Exterminador" é um regresso satisfatório.
September 9, 2015
Not a complete waste of time, but nothing to write home about either. Generic, unrealistic, but mildly entertaining B-action-movie.
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