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Based on 17 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 50
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Let others recharge that tired Die Hard formula. Cameron invents a new kind of family therapy that saves your marriage and the world. [15 Jul 1994 Pg. 01.D] show more

  • 100
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Director James Cameron always works on a mega- canvas, yet he's brought off something unique here. show more

  • 88
    TV Guide

    On the surface, True Lies is an affectionate homage to James Bond movies, ratcheted up to meet the action/adventure expectations of today's audiences. show more

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    One of the best things about True Lies is that it's genuinely funny. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The director, James Cameron, is a master of action (he worked with Schwarzenegger on "Terminator 2"), and when he's doing his thing, no one does it better. show more

  • 80
    Caroline Westbrook Empire

    The net result is unbeatably good fun, helped along by that inherent fantasy that one man can create global mayhem without stopping to worry who's going to clean up afterwards. show more

  • 50
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    The catch is, once you get past the stunning special effects and the mind-numbing stuntwork, there's not all that much there. show more

  • 83
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    True Lies is so eager to give you a giddy good time that you're more than happy to let it work you over. It's a likably disposable pop cocktail. show more

  • 90
    The New York Times

    Much of the appeal of True Lies comes from the smooth grafting of battle-of-the-sexes comedy onto a high-tech action picture. show more

  • 80
    Kenneth Turan Los Angeles Times

    As the perfectionist creator of bravura set pieces, Cameron is still the leader of the pack. [14 Jul 1994 Pg. F1] show more

  • April 09, 2010 Emswan2004
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    Aha ha ha ha this one's funny, ******** also disturbing, in that the 'small' nuclear explosion which occurs in the movie is sooo very unrealistic, and that's an understatement. In this movie, they say " You must be at least 12 miles away to be out of harms way." HUH!!! You'd really have to be on the other side of the continent, at least! Where was the tidal wave, and oh yeah, none of the windows in the buildings blew out, not to mention seeing the stars 'watch' the explosion! Noone goes blind, not even temporarily. Oh yeah, and then there's the radioactive fallout.... never even mentioned here. Yep, this is a comedy alright, but I'm not really laughing, as this gives young people the very false idea that one could survive a nuclear explosion at close range. FALSE

  • June 13, 2008 dglowicki
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    I love this movie. The chemistry between Jamie Lee and Arnold is almost tangible. Every time it is on I try and watch it. I especially like the lines: Helen-"Have you ever killed anyone?" Harry-"Yes but they were all bad."

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