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  • Summary: A provocative, high-octane look at what happens when technology falls into destructive, corrupt hands -- and when one man refuses to be a pawn in the deadly conspiracy. (Columbia TriStar)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 30
  2. Negative: 5 out of 30
  1. The delight of this awesome thriller is simply that Schwarzenegger--an old hand at this sort of running-around-shooting-henchmen thing--could easily sleepwalk through the movie...but he doesn't.
  2. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    75
    Puts the fun back into going to Arnold Schwarzenegger movies. He said he'd be back, and he is.
  3. 70
    A clever but routine science fiction flick.
  4. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    60
    A mostly standard-issue latter-day Arnold Schwarzenegger actioner spiked with a creepily plausible cloning angle.
  5. There's no doubt that the formula for this kind of action film is showing its age.
  6. 50
    Plays like something picked up at a vintage store; you can see all the greasy fingerprints from those who have handled it before.
  7. Reviewed by: Sean Means
    10
    Another droning formulaic thriller.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Nov 3, 2012
    8
    yeah i was very happy with how this movie turned out. I was a little skeptical going into it but luckily it was surprisingly good. Sure it felt a bit like total recal...you know cloning and erasing or creating memories both raise similar moral issues and the plot evoked similar feelings in not really knowing who's who and what is real. Aside from those two things the movie did however manage to gain its own identity. instead of being on mars and having crazy mutants this one is set on earth and focuses more on what things might look like in the future. All the futuristic technology, be it holograms, laser guns, or full size remote control/transforming helicopters are what really makes this movie interesting and stand out. The only real negative i can give to this movie is that at some moments it was very obvious that they were pushing for a pg-13 rating. There was only one f bomb and arnold later quotes himself but replaces said f bomb with a more socialy acceptable word...screw. The cast was great im a big fan of michael rapaport and michael rooker, as well as the big black guy who i cant remember his name but plays in a lot of comedies. Another plus was how much thought went into the plot and morality issues. They played around alot with the what ifs of cloning and there were plenty of different clever scenerios surrounding this basis. And lastly you get some great one liners we have all come to expect from arnie and this movie has some of the best of them. I'll leave you with a few of my favorites and if you have not yet seen this movie then stop reading now. "You should go clone yourself while your still alive" "why so i can see things from your perspective?" "no, so you can go f@#$ yourself". ahahaha that one was the best and another was when arnold walks in the room and is acknowledged by the villian and says "i wish i could say the one and only". i can tell that they put a lot of thought and effort into this movie and lines like these show that they also had a lot of fun with it. great movie. Collapse
  2. Nov 29, 2012
    7
    Definitely one of Arnie's better films (other than the nostalgia films from back in the day). His acting is still terrible, and that's honestly the main thing that holds the movie back, but the plot is interesting enough that it doesn't matter too much. Expand

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