|Orion Pictures | Release Date: October 26, 1984||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
Schwarzenegger is presented as a lumbering slab of dumb, destructive strength--the image is more geological than human--and Cameron plays his crushing weightiness against the strangely light, almost graceful violence of the gunplay directed against him. The results have the air of a demented ballet. Read full review
The movie's scares are intense, but the notion that the Terminator would move on to politics is even more frightening.
A tense, slickly executed thriller.
Kineticism and suspense, combined with strongly conceived characters....Made Cameron a talent to watch. [13 Jan 1995, p. 67]
A model of economic storytelling....It raised the bar for movie action to a bionic level. [1 Dec 2003, p.13]
Plenty of tech-noir savvy to keep infidels and action fans satisfied.[26 Nov 1984, p. 105]
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