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The Last Stand

Overview


Genre :

Action, Thriller

Release Date :

January 18, 2013

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Kim Jee Woon

Starring :

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Johnny Knoxville, Jaimie Alexander, Forest Whitaker, Zach Gilford, Rodrigo Santoro, Peter Stormare, Eduardo Noriega, Harry Dean Stanton, Luis Guzman, Daniel Henney, Genesis Rodriguez

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

“..this is a movie content with just being good, old-fashioned fun..”
by Mark Olsen [LA Times]
2.5 of 4

“..there's still nothing of particular interest here..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
2 of 4

“..The Last Stand will not be Schwarzenegger's last. For better or for worse (and this is somewhere right in the middle), he is back..”
by Steven Rea [Philadelphia Inquirer]
“..that does exactly what it should: It leaves us wanting more..”
by Scott Foundas [Village Voice]
“..it takes everything and nothing seriously, depending on what the filmmakers think they can get away with at any given moment, and the result, while not painful to watch, is ridiculous..”
by Mick LaSalle [San Francisco Chronicle]
3.5 of 4

“..it aspires instead to simply be a great example of classical genre filmmaking, a modest but nevertheless admirable goal..”
by Calum Marsh [Slant Magazine]
1.5 of 4

“..is such a false start, it could terminate Schwarzenegger's comeback before it begins..”
by Joe Williams [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
“..director Kim Jee-woon fails to dazzle with the endless speeding-car sequences, but that 60-second flourish during a lengthy firefight is almost worth the tedium..”
by Neil Genzlinger [NY Times]
“..Arnold ain't all he used to be but still has a little punch left in this just passable violent action potboiler..”
by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]
1 of 4

“..antique formula, meet antique action star. This dino is indeed extinct, and only he doesn't seem to know it..”
by Soren Andersen [Seattle Times]
3 of 4

“..an unpretentious, invigorating action flick that's extra-enjoyable whenever Arnold Schwarzenegger is on the screen demonstrating his flair for self-parody..”
by Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune]
“..a creaky but reasonably commercial comeback bid..”
by Justin Chang [Variety]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Peter Howell [Toronto Star]

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