True Lies Reviews

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.'
January 1, 2000
An old-fashioned, high-tech, fun time at the movies.
January 1, 2000
On the basis of stunts, special effects and pure action, it delivers sensationally.
January 1, 2000
True Lies, far too technologically bloated for its cartoony plot, overestimates the human tolerance for high-tech mayhem.
January 1, 2000
This mixture of comedy and super-agent spectacle works well at first. But when Schwarzenegger's family and working worlds link up -- an inevitable development -- the plot becomes increasingly ridiculous and overwrought.
July 15, 1994
The fun of an elaborately scaled comic suspense thriller is that, no matter how spectacular the stunts are, the hero always seems to be operating out of the purest pragmatism.