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Total Recall

Overview


Genre :

Drama, Sci-Fi

Release Date :

August 03, 2012

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Len Wiseman

Starring :

Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, John Cho, Bill Nighy, Bryan Cranston, Bokeem Woodbine, Will Yun Lee, Currie Graham

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  2 of 5 [Rate It]

Review rate : C-

“..you'll be shouting stop, stop, on the soul of Syd Barrett please make it stop! That is precisely what watching Len Wiseman's "Total Recall" is like..”
by Jordan Hoffman [Film.com]
1.5 of 4

“..you won't need Rekall Inc. to erase this movie from your memory, as it will evaporate quickly on its own..”
by Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune]
2.5 of 4

“..Wiseman shows minimal to moderate facility for shaping a complicated action sequence..”
by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune]
2 of 4

“..Wiseman adds some special effects and Michael Bay-style pyrotechnics, but the result is similar. It's doubly deflating because one of the great advantages of remaking a movie is being given the opportunity to correct problems..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
2.5 of 5

“..while it borrows the title from the 1990 film and claims more fidelity to the original story, it borrows its look, feel and attitude from pretty much every other science-fiction film released in the past 22 years..”
by James Rocchi [MSN Movies]
1 of 4

“..this Total Recall will make you feel robbed as well. It's two hours you'll never get back and every minute is a bad memory..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
2.5 of 4

“..this "Recall" plays it safe, and while that doesn't make it a failure, it's also not a total success..”
by Randy Myers [San Jose Mercury News]
2 of 5

“..it's big and it's loud, but ultimately not much more than that..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
2 of 4

“..is another remake that didn't need to be made..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
2.5 of 4

“..I think I remember this. It could just be a memory implant from the last time I dropped into Rekall Inc..”
by Steven Rea [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Reviewed by Justin Chang [Variety]
Reviewed by Richard Corliss [TIME Magazine]
Reviewed by Justin Lowe [Hollywood Reporter]
Reviewed by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]

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