Commando (1985)

Colonel Matrix (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is retired and living peaceably with his 10-year-old daughter (Alyssa Milano) when she is kidnapped by the henchmen of an exiled Latin American dictator. The dictator's plan is to reinstate himself… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 4, 1985
DVD Release Date: December 18, 2001
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Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Comic book stuff, helped out by the presence of Rae Dawn Chong as an airline stewardess whose sarcastic commentary adds some comic counterpoint to the deliberately overscaled action.

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D.J.R. Bruckner
New York Times

The big battle scenes are especially disappointing.

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Jamie Gillies
Apollo Guide

It might have been fun to watch when I was nine, but knowing what I know now, it is a horribly offensive film.

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Variety Staff

Chong lights up the film like a firefly, Schwarzenegger delivers a certain light touch of his own, [and] the result is palatable action comics.

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Sebastian Zavala Kahn

A cheesy and absurd kind of product, but it somehow works.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

An audacious comic-book movie on steroids...cinematic junk food, but even a dieter deserves to cheat once in a while. [Blu-Ray]

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Lots of machine-gunfire, explosions and disposable khaki-clad extras, as you'd expect.

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Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Brainless, explosion-happy action ('80s style).

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Rob Humanick
Projection Booth

You're welcome, California!

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
'I lied' I think its fair to say if you are asked to create a list of the best action movies ever it would/must include 'Die Hard' and this… More
Alex roy
Considering that Arnold Schwarzenegger starred in some of the most memorable and best action films to ever thrill an audience, Commando is a decent film, but… More
Aj V
At first glance, this is just an ordinary action film where the main guy has to save his daughter from her kidnappers. There is more going on in this story if… More
Mike S
King of one-liners, Arnold Schwarzenegger, really flexes his muscles in this violent and explosive action-fest, where he takes on an army's worth of bad… More
Melvin White
Matrix: You're a funny guy Sully, I like you. That's why I'm going to kill you last.  "If there's a mission that no man could… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"Let off some steam, Bennett."</i> A retired elite commando has only a few hours to find and rescue his daughter from an exiled… More