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True Lies Reviews

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Bill Clark
July 15, 2014
Writer/director James Cameron has made his fair share of groundbreaking, great movies, but pound for pound True Lies is his most flat-out entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Caroline Westbrook
Empire Magazine
May 24, 2011
Proves that throwing everything at the camera sometimes works a treat.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
December 17, 2009
Far be it from me to say that True Lies isn't a fun lark of an action-comedy, but it could stand to be a lot more fun and a lot more larking.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10

December 11, 2009
James Cameron is able to present his usual high-impact action, pushing the film out of the realm of simple Bond spoofing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

TV Guide
December 11, 2009
An affectionate homage to James Bond movies, ratcheted up to meet the action/adventure expectations of today's audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
December 11, 2009
If the Gulf War gave you an insatiable taste for burning oil and burning Arabs, this extravaganza will tide you over for at least a couple of days.
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Brian Lowry
January 23, 2009
Providing its share of fun in stretches, pic ultimately overstays its welcome with a level of mayhem that will simply feel like too much for any marginal fan of the genre.
Rory L. Aronsky
Screen It!
September 19, 2007
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Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
Rob Gonsalves
August 5, 2007
I've said it before, and I'll go on saying it unless he flips out and does an Edith Wharton adaptation: Nobody does action like James Cameron.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
January 9, 2007
Though not as irksome and irritating as Schwarzenegger's Last Action Hero, this James Cameron actioner is more of a big technical machine than a story which is senseless.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Half the time, this hi-tech action movie delivers, in a mindless kind of way: it's fast, crude and has enough explosions and cartoon-style violence to satisfy our baser instincts.
Chuck O'Leary
March 4, 2006
One of the best mega-budgeted summer blockbusters of the modern era. A deft blend of thrilling action and edgy comedy.
| Original Score: 8/10
Scott Weinberg
April 17, 2005
The comedic bits fall flat - but the action sequences are quite outlandish.
| Original Score: 3/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 14, 2004
Awnode's best balanced spy games.
| Original Score: 4/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
June 24, 2004
Could stand to have about 30 minutes excised -- but the final one-liner is classic.
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
February 26, 2004
Good action sequences marred by a mean-spirited, misanthropic tone.
| Original Score: 2/5
Michael Dequina
January 5, 2004
A thrilling adventure with many laughs along the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
December 5, 2003
Although it's Cameron's weakest feature, it's still pretty good.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Caryn James
New York Times
May 20, 2003
As this comedy of manners unfolds, it is played for all-out action as well as satiric humor.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
February 6, 2003
Cameron's otherwise enjoyable romp is ruined by the appalling treatment of its leading lady. I don't use the word 'misogynist' lightly, but...
| Original Score: 2/5
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