Last Action Hero
Last Action Hero (1993)

Arnold Schwarzenegger appears as a pumped-up Shakespearian hero while an announcer bellows, "Something is rotten in Denmark -- and Hamlet is taking out the trash!" This gag sets the stage for the post-modernist action epic The… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 18, 1993
DVD Release Date: September 16, 1997
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Critic Score: 36% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Last Action Hero has most of the right ingredients for a big-budget action spoof, but its scattershot tone and uneven structure only add up to a confused, chaotic mess.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

There is a lot of action in Last Action Hero, but the underlying story never ever quite works.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

Feels like a farewell, of sorts, to Arnold.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Really would work if it ever really let audiences in what it was trying to accomplish.

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James Berardinelli

The pulse-pounding, sizzling pull of a Die Hard is absent.

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Adam Mars-Jones
Independent (UK)

The director has to boost the realism of his staging in a rather self-defeating manner. It begins to look, not that he's having it both ways, trading on what he mocks, but that he has painted himself into a corner.

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Nick Rogers

Driven less by mammoth ego and more by wild, unchecked id, "Last Action Hero" works as a riotous comedy and a rigorous case study of why we go to the movies. It's an inventive valentine made timeless by audacious shamelessness and shameless audacity.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Even if this intermixing of kid fantasy and adult shoot'em-up, Hollywood insider jokes and cheap Arnold puns, doesn't completely bowl you over, it's clever and intriguing.

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J.C. Maçek III

The divergent puzzle pieces do not often fit together terribly well, in spite of their potential.

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Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media

Arnold spoofs action movies, adds more violence.

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
Michael Edwards
I thought that this film could've been handled a little better than it could've with Schwarzenneggers standards, but its very entertaining. The main… More
KJ Proulx
I thought it was extremely funny throughout, but the plot is extremely weak. However, the comedy overcomes the story by a mile.
Aj V
A somewhat cheesy kids movie, but it's very funny. I really liked Schwarzenegger in this movie, he's very cool. I enjoyed this movie, it's… More
Ginny  X
<center><i>"Dracula huh? I can get King Kong! We'll have a nightmare with Freddy Krueger, have a surprize party for Adolf Hitler, Hannibal… More
Conner Rainwater
I really don't understand why this movie gets so much flack, it's really a great idea and fun critique of Hollywood movies. Maybe it was too ahead of… More
Curtis Lilly
Upon a second review, I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that I really liked it. Classic Cheesy Arnold, and every attempt is made to make fun of how… More