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Total Recall Reviews

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Jason Best
Movie Talk
August 30, 2012
Your mind isn't playing tricks. You have seen this before.
Antonia Quirke
Financial Times
August 30, 2012
People got up, left and returned, casually, without urgency or guilt, as though passing the time between trains: it clearly did not remotely thrill them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post
August 30, 2012
I enjoyed its clever gadgets, like a palm phone and the way cars travel in the sky using magnetism, and the impressive action scenes, well shot by Beckinsale's director husband Len Wiseman.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
August 29, 2012
An entirely pointless remake thanks to a messy script, a lack of chemistry between the three leads and a failure to grasp what made the original film so enjoyable in the first place.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph (UK)
August 29, 2012
It's escapism that is itself trapped in a prison of risk-phobic, formulaic filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
August 29, 2012
Ultimately, it's a totally watchable action thriller but not the film it could and should have been.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
August 29, 2012
There's just not that much to recall.
Dan Stewart
Little White Lies
August 29, 2012
Just another dumb, needless remake to add to the pile.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
August 28, 2012
'Total Recall' is Hollywood at its worst: pointless, witless, and so very unnecessary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 28, 2012
A slick, high-tech, fabulously designed popcorn pusher. Yet the one big thing missing from the lark is the one thing that made the Arnold Schwarzenegger film so enjoyable - fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Helen O'Hara
Empire Magazine
August 27, 2012
Perhaps no more absurd than the Verhoeven version, but certainly less amusing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie
August 27, 2012
Provides nothing but unhappy memories
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5

Scotsman
August 26, 2012
This is Total Recall written by someone who once overheard two teenage boys discussing Arnold Schwarzenegger ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Alan Jones
Radio Times
August 26, 2012
There's much to enjoy here ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ed Gibbs
The Sun Herald
August 26, 2012
The film's downfall lies in its inability to do anything more than titillate with a continuous series of chase sequences.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
August 25, 2012
What's missing - besides the fact the movie never goes to Mars, as the original did - is the loony, over-the-top panache Verhoeven brought to the story. It's a serviceable action thriller, but not a memorable one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 24, 2012
An all-out barrage of special effects that borders on a bludgeoning.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Top Critic
Leonard Maltin
indieWIRE
August 24, 2012
With a new generation of visual effects at his command, director Len Wiseman has the ability to paint on a broader canvas, but since we see this caliber of movie magic on a regular basis it's no longer an Event.
Matt Neal
The Standard
August 23, 2012
It's difficult to review this film without comparing it to the 1990 original because it highlights what specifically is so wrong with this version.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jake Wilson
The Age (Australia)
August 23, 2012
Wiseman's style is superficially grittier, reliant on desaturated colours, whip pans and lens flare. Yet the film's dystopian setting is blatantly derivative of sci-fi classics from Metropolis to Blade Runner.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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