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  • Summary: Last Action Hero follows the adventures of 11-year-old Danny, whose magic ticket blasts him out of his theater seat and into an action movie. There he teams up with movie idol, Jack Slater, living his wildest fantasies in a celluloid world where anything is possible. (Sony Pictures)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 19
  2. Negative: 3 out of 19
  1. Reviewed by: Desson Howe
    70
    If there's one thing going for Last Action Hero, it's the construction of it all. Even if this intermixing of kid fantasy and adult shoot'em-up, Hollywood insider jokes and cheap Arnold puns, doesn't completely bowl you over, it's clever and intriguing.
  2. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    63
    Last Action Hero is a spectacularly uneven movie. Its action is hectic, but scattershot and mostly pretty empty. On the other hand, it is entertaining in surprising ways. [18 Jun 1993, p.41]
  3. Last Action Hero is something of a mess, but a frequently enjoyable one. It tries to be too many things to too many different kinds of audiences, the result being that it will probably confuse, and perhaps even alienate, the hard-core action fans.
  4. 50
    This movie-within-a-movie action-comedy spoof is a too long, too loud tease as it toys with the Schwarzen-dude's well-toned cinematic image. [18 Jun 1993, p.1D]
  5. 50
    Last Action Hero is sporadically entertaining, but it could have been a whole lot more. Trimmed down and better edited, this film might have been a top-notch satire. As it is, however, it gets caught someplace in between action and comedy, and never really comes across as a solid example of either.
  6. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    42
    the strongest emotion it whips up is an overwhelming desire to stop your ears against the stupid dialogue, bombastic sound effects, and atrocious music that assaults you every second - courtesy of Dynamic Digital Sound, a diabolical new development in technological overkill. Surely no good movie would feel the need to be so loud. [25 Jun 1993]
  7. The script is weak and unrelenting. The stunts are unspectacular. The special effects are nothing you haven't seen before. But worst of all, there's the spectacle of Schwarzenegger glorying in the wonder of Schwarzenegger. [18 Jun 1993, p.C1]

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  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Mar 24, 2014
    10
    Love this movie, Benedict is the best villain ever. Ripper is the second best villain ever (well, it's a tie between him and the wet bandits).Love this movie, Benedict is the best villain ever. Ripper is the second best villain ever (well, it's a tie between him and the wet bandits). This movie is so much fun, "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" and Last Action Hero and "Hook" are my magical childhood movies. Expand
  2. May 6, 2011
    10
    Excellent and very fun movie with action !! It s well like a 2010 movie :o)
    i like it and scharzy is on top !!! A story so original...
    Please
    Excellent and very fun movie with action !! It s well like a 2010 movie :o)
    i like it and scharzy is on top !!! A story so original...
    Please come back Arnold and make the 2
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  3. Sep 11, 2014
    9
    Great fun story that spoofs action films, while playing a good action story. Some bits are a bit too depressing, but overall the tone isGreat fun story that spoofs action films, while playing a good action story. Some bits are a bit too depressing, but overall the tone is fun,and tight comic take with a some gentle and not-so-gentle ribbing of the genre. The casting is uniformly excellent in this. Expand
  4. HarrisonF
    Apr 12, 2009
    7
    First Arnie movie I ever saw. This movie is good, but definitely not the best movie that stars Arnold Schwarzenegger.
  5. Dec 22, 2014
    7
    Last Action Hero is a colorful, fun romp through self-aware parody. There are a lot of funny in-jokes and riffing on action movie cliches toLast Action Hero is a colorful, fun romp through self-aware parody. There are a lot of funny in-jokes and riffing on action movie cliches to be had here. The film also features a highly memorable performance from Charles Dance as the main villain. Lat Action Hero is a much underrated movie. Expand
  6. Jan 20, 2014
    5
    Last Action Hero is basically a film about Arnold Schwarzenegger doing what he does best in the world of Arnold Schwarzenegger- ducking fromLast Action Hero is basically a film about Arnold Schwarzenegger doing what he does best in the world of Arnold Schwarzenegger- ducking from explosions, and using brute force to save the day. Nothing new. Expand

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