Total Recall Reviews

June 23, 2020
Suffice it that machines crackle, futureworlds whirl and beings human and animal metamorphose before our eyes. Sci-fl addicts, see and enjoy. Everyone else may await, though not over-eagerly, the video.
July 27, 2016
Total Recall went through four directors before Verhoeven finally took it on, and four writers worked on the script. It's no wonder the finished film emerges without a unifying style, or a single performance worth mentioning.
July 27, 2016
Arnold Schwarzenegger brings an effective blend of machismo and innocence to his role. Too bad director Paul Verhoeven lets brainless violence and tricky special effects swamp the cleverness of the tale itself.
July 27, 2016
Total Recall begins to self-destruct not long after Schwarzenegger arrives on Mars, and the story degenerates into a violent, stunningly foul-mouthed enterprise.
March 1, 2007
Ugly, stupid, loud, offensive, and pointlessly violent.
January 8, 2004
November 24, 2003
Oh for the days when Verhoeven was still in Holland.
May 28, 2003
Mediocre sci-fi. Gained a cult following, for some unknown reason.
September 27, 2001
Perhaps it goes without saying that Total Recall is no The Terminator, but let the records show.
July 25, 2001
Arnold Schwarzenegger is a fool to think he'll make it as the Johnny Carson of action films.
January 1, 2000
Until director Paul Verhoeven allows the violence to reach the berserk level, Arnold Schwarzenegger and a spectacular special-effects team seem on their way to a futuristic classic.
January 1, 2000
A gratuitous explosion of vainglory and guts, the movie is all firecrackers and giblets and broken glass. The overall effect is like wading through hospital waste.
January 1, 2000
Neither Arnold Schwarzenegger nor Paul Verhoeven have stretched their talents here.