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After leaving his LAPD narcotics post following a bungled operation that left him wracked with remorse and regret, Sheriff Ray Owens (Schwarzenegger) moved out of Los Angeles and settled into a life fighting what little crime takes place in sleepy border town Sommerton Junction. But that peaceful existence is shattered when Gabriel Cortez (Eduardo Noriega), the most notorious, wanted drug kingpin in the western hemisphere, makes a deadly yet spectacular escape from an FBI prisoner convoy. (c) Lionsgate
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

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"The weaponry is so ridiculously bountiful that the movie must be a defense against something. But it's just another lousy action movie. And for more than an hour, it's less than that."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"The result is diverting enough for a low-expectations Friday night, but the ingredients were in place for something more."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"Christmas morning. Tiny puppies licking my face. A plate of crispy bacon. The embrace of a loved one. The last forty-five minutes of The Last Stand."
‑ Russell Hainline, Movie Mezzanine
"The Last Stand is a fast-paced, action-heavy throwback, shot with a fluid visual eye by Kim Jee-Woon. Arnold Schwarzenegger is back and better than ever."
‑ Jeremy Lebens, We Got This Covered
"Arnie lurches through the film with a kind of defiant dignity, his signature mixture of self-effacing humour and good ol' tough talk allowing us to buy into the kind of big-screen hero he made us fall in love with all those decades ago."
‑ Jim Schembri, 3AW
"The movie's tongue in cheek humor will buy off most of the target audience. And Arnie? He's indestructible."
‑ Tom Charity, CNN.com
"Not the most iconic choice for Schwarzenegger to announce that he's back, but not one that's completely prefab, either."
‑ Tom Russo, Boston Globe
"There are echoes here of Howard Hawks' classic 1959 Western Rio Bravo, in which John Wayne played a similarly beleaguered sheriff trying to prevent a jailbreak with the aid of a bunch of misfits."
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
"As action movies go, it's okay. There are some good ideas underneath and an attempt develop them, but only an attempt. And though time has moved on, Schwarzenegger himself hasn't. As a hero's triumphal return goes, it's more of a whimper."
‑ Joshua Starnes, ComingSoon.net
"Director Jee-woon Kim (I Saw the Devil) knows how to fill up the screen, surround his megastar with economy-sized murders, car chases, billowing blood-clouds and goofiness."
‑ Dave White, Movies.com
"Schwarzenegger can still hold the screen, but these days he grinds through his one-liners like a truck driver taking a steep hill ..."
‑ Anthony Lane, New Yorker
"Director Jee-woon Kim (I Saw the Devil) handles the action sequences effectively if not spectacularly, though The Last Stand could have dispensed with the occasional attempts at sobriety and cut straight to the chase (or chases)."
‑ Connie Ogle, Miami Herald
"A throwback action movie that invokes 1980s nostalgia in all the right ways."
‑ John Serba, MLive.com
"This is the kind of action film you've seen before done better, and while the technological aspects may be more polished than most, the theatrical experience still feels considerably small-screen."
‑ Mark Zhuravsky, The Playlist
"The film, though underdeveloped, is rife with big guns, flippant one-liners, improbable battles, high-octane car chases and way too much testosterone - all the hallmarks of a classic Schwarzenegger film."
‑ David 'Mad Dog' Bradley, Rip It Up
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