True Lies
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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis are the headliners in this thrill-packed action comedy. It chronicles the exploits and problems of a man leading two disparate lives. By day Harry Tasker is a mild-mannered computer salesman with a wife and teenage daughter. But at other times, he is a high-ranking spy living on the edge. His wife hasn't a clue that he and his partner Gib are constantly in danger. After Tasker begins to suspect her of infidelity, he uses every trick in the book to verify his suspicions. Everything blows apart when Helen, his wife finally learns the truth about her… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 72%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"If the Gulf War gave you an insatiable taste for burning oil and burning Arabs, this extravaganza will tide you over for at least a couple of days."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"As this comedy of manners unfolds, it is played for all-out action as well as satiric humor."
‑ Caryn James, New York Times
"Writer/director James Cameron has made his fair share of groundbreaking, great movies, but pound for pound True Lies is his most flat-out entertaining."
‑ Bill Clark, FromTheBalcony
"James Cameron is able to present his usual high-impact action, pushing the film out of the realm of simple Bond spoofing."
‑ , Film4
"I've said it before, and I'll go on saying it unless he flips out and does an Edith Wharton adaptation: Nobody does action like James Cameron."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"Providing its share of fun in stretches, pic ultimately overstays its welcome with a level of mayhem that will simply feel like too much for any marginal fan of the genre."
‑ Brian Lowry, Variety
"However high your ranking on the culture scale, I defy you to watch this and leave the theatre without a whistled 'Wow' followed by a grudging 'That's entertainment.'"
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"Proves that throwing everything at the camera sometimes works a treat."
‑ Caroline Westbrook, Empire Magazine
"An affectionate homage to James Bond movies, ratcheted up to meet the action/adventure expectations of today's audiences."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Though not as irksome and irritating as Schwarzenegger's Last Action Hero, this James Cameron actioner is more of a big technical machine than a story which is senseless."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Half the time, this hi-tech action movie delivers, in a mindless kind of way: it's fast, crude and has enough explosions and cartoon-style violence to satisfy our baser instincts."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"An old-fashioned, high-tech, fun time at the movies."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Far be it from me to say that True Lies isn't a fun lark of an action-comedy, but it could stand to be a lot more fun and a lot more larking."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"See website for more details."
‑ Rory L. Aronsky, Screen It!
"One of the best mega-budgeted summer blockbusters of the modern era. A deft blend of thrilling action and edgy comedy."
‑ Chuck O'Leary,
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