Total Recall Reviews

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September 16, 2019
It's nothing but a third-rate genre exercise.
October 12, 2018
Total Recall has moments of delicious escapism, but they're snack-sized. As a whole, it's neither entertaining enough nor intelligent enough to leave you with more than a vaguely sci-fi taste in your mouth.
August 23, 2018
Whilst the action is grand in scope - and certainly high in production values - it somehow lacks any tangible sense of tension or drama.
May 23, 2018
Total Recall is like Bourne Identity met Blade Runner, then had an ugly tabloid breakup followed by a nervous breakdown and a tell-all book.
October 17, 2017
... it was awful.
September 19, 2017
Suffice to say, you're best off forgetting this sorry mess ever happened.
September 8, 2017
There are so many opportunities to make a remake better, but this film didn't attempt none of them.
June 30, 2016
The very fast, very loud, very dynamic, very cartoony-violent 'Total Recall' remake will make you feel like you've been hit in the face with a brick for two hours.
April 17, 2016
Bland all the way through, from dialogue to action and everything in between. It's not a missed opportunity - just a total waste of time.
February 12, 2016
Beckinsale is the only cast member who comes out rosey here, and frankly I wouldn't mind a spin off movie about her character.
July 17, 2013
A generic, inconsequential sci-fi caper that looks slick and has a famous title, and offers little else, no matter how many nipples the whores have.
June 23, 2013
It would rather be a blockbuster than a mind-bender. It turns out to be neither.
March 4, 2013
Messing with memories is how you forget that a better version of Total Recall happened 22 years ago.
December 28, 2012
Visually, the 2012 remake is better than the original, with interesting set and background designs, decent enough futuristic vehicles, and superb special effects. The plot is another story.
December 17, 2012
Wiseman makes mildly pretty films, full of blues and grays and lens flares, but they're the definition of bland.
November 5, 2012
While far from terrible, this retread forgoes any qualities to justify its existence in the first place. It will be justly forgotten before long.
October 19, 2012
A remake that's well-worth missing.
September 26, 2012
Total Recall is it's own beast - one that needs to be caged off and held at arm's length. It is a mess, a wasteful rethink that was never needed and lousy movie at worst.
September 24, 2012
Humorless, glossy, bland as milk, generic and instantly forgettable.
September 18, 2012
"Total Recall" is a totally unnecessary remake of a moderately amusing sci-fi thriller from 1990. The 2012 version starring Colin Farrell is about as memorable as yesterday's lunch.
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