True Lies Reviews

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July 16, 2019
Schwarzenegger's comic confidence and good-guy tenacity are a perfect balance, while Curtis wins our sympathy as his repressed wife, showing some deadpan drollery of her own.
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.
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.
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.
May 20, 2003
As this comedy of manners unfolds, it is played for all-out action as well as satiric humor.
April 12, 2002
However high your ranking on the culture scale, I defy you to watch this and leave the theatre without a whistled 'Wow' followed by a grudging 'That's entertainment.'
May 24, 2019
TRUE LIES should get a remake and benefit from all of the special effects breakthroughs that James Cameron has championed in the last twenty-five years and get rid of the basic racism and sexism that otherwise besmirch a fun, action-packed movie.
May 30, 2018
After Harry handily humiliates Simon at every turn, True Lies charges back into its anti-Arab jihad.
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.
May 24, 2011
Proves that throwing everything at the camera sometimes works a treat.
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.
December 15, 2009
Exciting mix of thrills, comedy; older teens and up.
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.
December 11, 2009
An affectionate homage to James Bond movies, ratcheted up to meet the action/adventure expectations of today's audiences.
September 19, 2007
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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.
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.
March 4, 2006
One of the best mega-budgeted summer blockbusters of the modern era. A deft blend of thrilling action and edgy comedy.
April 17, 2005
The comedic bits fall flat - but the action sequences are quite outlandish.
October 14, 2004
Awnode's best balanced film...fun spy games.
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