The tale begins and ends in a flurry of joke violence; Cameron has decided to spoof what he used to take seriously, and the result, though bright and deafening, feels oddly slack -- he loosens the screws, and our interest drops away.
Generally favorable reviews- based on 56 Ratings
Mar 22, 2011Of all the James Cameron movies I've watched, this was the only movie that I haven't even seen until today, I've finally watched it on video and boy did I love it. Avatar, Terminators 1 and 2 and Titanic were such great hits, so this movie is my favorite Cameron movie as well.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tom Arnold, Jamie Lee-Curtis, Tia Carrere, and Bill Paxton were amazing, The action sequences and the comedy were the best moments, and the "You're Fired!" quote was also the best moment in this movie.
James Cameron, as a huge fan of yours, you are good at everything! True Lies deserves an entertaining 8/10 in my honest opinion for its unique things.… Full Review »
R.DalviMar 13, 2006Usual Arnold movie. The aeroplane fight in the end is fantastic. But Arnold has no novel action sequences. All of these are similar to those of Terminator series. But Arnold rocks! Jamie Lee Curtis is good. But the violence is usual. I wonder why it was rated "R".… Full Review »