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Total Recall

1990 American science fiction action film directed by Paul Verhoeven, with a screenplay by Ronald Shusett, Dan O'Bannon, and Gary Goldman Website

Approval Rate: 78%

78%Approval ratio

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    Mon Oct 20 2008

    Ehn... If it had Snipes I probably would have marked it down.

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    Fri Jul 18 2008

    Great fun when it was released but it isn't aging well.  Guilty pleasure for sure- and check out Sharon Stone before she became famous for a week in "Basic Instinct."

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    Fri Jul 18 2008

    One of Arnold's best films. Good for a viewing about once a year or so.

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    Mon Mar 13 2006

    "Come on Cohagen, you got what you wanted. Give these people AaiiiR!!" Classic at the time and classic now for its utter absurdity...the words "KILL ME!!!" are uttered about a dozen times in this space farce.....although one must wonder what it would have been like had the role gone to original choices Richard Dreyfuss or Christopher Reeve. Gotta love Arnie.

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    Fri Feb 17 2006

    One of Arrrrnold's better films, this is also one of director Paul Verhoven's better flicks, together with Robocop. Lots of exciting action scenes are held together by good plot and great actors, especially the villains and bit characters (the sleazy taxi cab driver was especially memorable). Also, the only movie I know of starring a three-breasted ho' and a pregnant man with a talking baby. And of course, it's great to hear Arnold stretch his acting skills with lines like: "You've got what you want! Give the people their air, Cohagen!" Worth checking out, if you're looking for a good action movie and are not repelled by non-stop violence.

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    Fri Nov 04 2005

    But it wearing on me, I've seen it so many times. Love the time loop.

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    Sat Oct 29 2005

    Solid movie.

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    Tue Aug 05 2003

    Had a very good plot for an action movie, it's just fun to watch, and it keeps you guessing. This could actually really happen, we colonize mars and some tycoon calims he owns the air and sells it to us at cheap prices. Of course there are plot holes. Why did aliens need a reactor that made oxygen. If they evolved on Mars, they should be able to breath that atmosphere. Why didn't Cohagen tell Rictor about his plan? But it's not logical, it's just fun.

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    Thu Dec 12 2002

    Another solid futuristic sci-fi film from Arnold. This time he goes to Mars to find out who brainwashed him, and to liberate the mutants. I know that sounds ridiculous, but it's better than it sounds.

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    Mon Sep 16 2002

    Over-rated and non-sensical Arnie dreck with lots of fx and explosions, but enough basic physics violations and gaping plot holes to dissect forever.

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    Wed Nov 22 2000

    This movie is the greatest. Not only did it revolutionize computer technology in film today, it started the trend. This film had everything a science fiction fan could ever want: women, sex, adventure, mystery, and space travel. tThe characters depicted in the film portrayed themselves so well it was jaw-dropping. This movie is irreplaceable and one of a kind.

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    Tue Nov 21 2000

    While this movies special effects are a bit outdated. What makes it so good is its creative and complicated plot. It contains a lot of suspense as well as great action sequences. The best part is that the end is left up to the viewer to decide.

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    Fri Nov 17 2000

    I love the story to this movie, if only they had someone other than Schwarzenegger. He's the only drawback. If they remade this movie (which I think they did), it would be amazing.

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    Mon Nov 06 2000

    I saw this movie so many times I damn near know it by heart.

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    Sat Aug 26 2000

    Right up there with "Terminator 2." A really good sci-fi/action/thriller. Screenplay based on a story by Philip K. Dick.

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    Wed Jun 21 2000

    As a rule, I like Schwartzenegger films, and this one is no exception, but it's not the best ever made.

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    Thu Jun 01 2000

    With the exception of Terminator, probably the best Arnold movie to date, but nothing to write home about. If you like conspiracy movies, this is a nice one though.

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    Sun Nov 07 1999

    Arnold is my favorite

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    Sun Oct 31 1999

    The original Terminator led the way for cyber war movies. NOT one of those cyber movies was able to compare to T2!Although it was a sequel there was no depletion of originality.

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