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Total Recall Reviews

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September 15, 2012
Engaging visual effects don't make up for a banal script and paper-thin characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 14, 2012
Total Recall is nothing more than a lazy, dull, soulless studio effort wrapped up in an enticing sci-fi landscape.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/10
September 12, 2012
What we end up with is a forgettable, monotonous reimagining that was wholly unnecessary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 6, 2012
A sci-fi action movie that wears its influences loudly, what Total Recall lacks in originality it makes up in its brooding tech-world action noir spectacle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 5, 2012
Recall the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
September 4, 2012
Director Wiseman invests this sci-fi action remake with plenty of visual whizzery even as he seems to miss the point of the story
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 4, 2012
The style is cut and pasted from other movies, and without a stronger sense of the characters and story, there's not much else to see here
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 3, 2012
The best-looking but most unengaging film this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 3, 2012
A dull movie.
September 3, 2012
It's funny it's a movie about old memories, because Wiseman's remake plays like a film half-remembered.
August 31, 2012
The visuals are top-notch and some of the action scenes stand out, including a chase with flying cars. There's just no pressing reason for its existence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 31, 2012
It often feels as if Wiseman is not sure whether he's remaking Total Recall or the exceptionally influential Blade Runner, Ridley Scott's 1982 adaptation of another Dick story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 31, 2012
Directorial brio and eye-popping special effects hold our interest when there is nothing on screen to fire our little grey cells.
August 31, 2012
We used to do the future so much better. Let's not forget that. Let's forget this instead.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 31, 2012
Wiseman loves a chase - the film is littered with them - but forgets the rest. The author Philip K Dick would not be impressed, although Farrell emerges unscathed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 30, 2012
So much talent in the service of such a forgettable film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 30, 2012
The effects, action and set are all terrific, with Colin Farrell on great form as the determined spy up against his lethal wife.
August 30, 2012
Most of it looks rather too much like Ridley Scott's classic, Blade Runner.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 30, 2012
Beckinsale is laughable as the kick ass vengeful wife with clipped Brit accent, high-heeled boots and flouncy hair. Not since War Horse has a mane of hair swished as much on screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
August 30, 2012
Recalls Ridley Scott's Blade Runner and Christopher Nolan's Inception, without, sadly being quite as distinctive as either.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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