True Lies
True Lies (1994)

Borrowing liberally from the French film La Totale, this is an action picture, domestic comedy, and political thriller rolled into a crowd-pleasing ball of entertainment. Producer James Cameron wrote and directed the film. Henry Tasker… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: July 15, 1994
DVD Release Date: May 25, 1999
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: If it doesn't reach the heights of director James Cameron's and star Arnold Schwarzenegger's previous collaborations, True Lies still packs enough action and humor into its sometimes absurd plot to entertain.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

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.

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Caryn James
New York Times

As this comedy of manners unfolds, it is played for all-out action as well as satiric humor.

Bill Clark

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.

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Brian Lowry

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.

Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

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.'

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Caroline Westbrook
Empire Magazine

Proves that throwing everything at the camera sometimes works a treat.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

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.

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James Berardinelli

An old-fashioned, high-tech, fun time at the movies.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Dean King
One of my favourite action films, with plenty of humour almost like 2 films in one!
Eric Alvarez
From what I remember of this movie many years ago is that is falls short in the comedy department, but makes up for it in the action department. For its time,… More
Spencer S.
For an Arnold Schwarzenegger action-comedy film, this feels much more like the French thriller it's based on and less like a cheesy, over-the-top… More
xGary Xx
Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a government super spy posing as a computer salesman whose secret identity is unknown even to his wife and family. James… More
Kevin M. Williams
James Cameron imagines "what if James Bond was married and didn't tell his wife what his job was?" Ah-nold and Jamie Lee supply oodles of… More
Albert Kim
Though it holds many cliche's, "True Lies" entertainingly embraces the B action-movie tone of the 90's. It's a lot of fun; the action… More