Predator (1987)

Dutch (Arnold Schwarzenegger) has a code of honor which he will not violate, even when his life depends on it. Paradoxically, his code of honor gives him the backbone to survive as a military special forces operative when he is sent on a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 12, 1987
DVD Release Date: December 26, 2000
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Predator: Part sci-fi, part horror, part action -- all muscle.

Pat Graham
Chicago Reader

Despite the off-rhythm styling, there's not a lot going on.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Alternately grisly and dull.

Peter Bradshaw

"If idd bleeds, we can kill it..."

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Derek Adams
Time Out

With its stilted dialogue and hammy acting, the film has the look of an expensive production but the feel of a B movie, delivering the sort of undemanding monster mayhem Arnie's fans have come to expect.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It's a slick, high-energy action picture that takes a lot of its strength from its steamy locations in Mexico.

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Chris Stuckmann

A year before the release of Die Hard, McTiernan captured loads of suspense, terror, and sheer testosterone. They simply don't make them like this anymore.

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Douglas Pratt
Hollywood Reporter

It is so lean, so exciting and so imaginative that you can watch it every month or two, year in and year out, and never get tired of it.

Neil Smith
Total Film

An '80s classic full of still-thrilling action, quotable one-liners ("Get to the chopper!" "Stick around!") and sly digs at Uncle Sam's penchant for unwinnable jungle wars.

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Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show

It's the perfect blend of explosive machismo and thrills where the setting is almost as ominous as the terrifying extra-terrestrial villain.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Dean King
A close call as one of Arnie's best films. A very good action/horror that still looks up to date with recent films.
Dan Schultz
A corny if effectively made poor-man's "Alien" concerning a group of soldiers (led by Arnold Schwarzenegger) who are sent in on a rescue mission,… More
Spencer S.
This film is a strange hybrid of the horror genre and the action genre, leaning more towards action thanks to the casting of beefcake Arnold Schwarzenegger. The… More
Samuel Riley
Featuring plenty of action and violence, this is like a Vietnam version of 'Aliens'. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as the leader of an elite squad.… More
Kevin M. Williams
What if the victims in a horror film were ready for a fight ... were in fact a crack team of mercenaries? That's the opening premise of this 80's… More
xGary Xx
Arnold Schwarzenegger and his crack special forces unit are sent into the South American jungle to rescue the occupants of a downed helicopter, only to find… More