Twins (1988)

A tall and muscular but mild-mannered man and a short, corpulent loose cannon discover that they are actually twins, their strange differences the result of a genetics experiment gone wrong. This popular comedy brings the brothers together… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: December 9, 1988
DVD Release Date: May 26, 1998
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Critic Score: 37% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Director Ivan Reitman more than delivers on the wacky promise of Twins in this nutty, storybook tale of siblings separated at birth and reunited at age 35.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

There's enough sugary male bonding to warrant a Sensitive Guys Red Alert.

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Andrea Beach
Common Sense Media

Silly '80s mismatched sibling story has profanity, violence.

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Time Out

DeVito displays his remarkable ability to shift from fast-talking cynicism to affecting sentiment, while Arnie reveals a reasonable talent for light comedy.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It is an engaging entertainment with some big laughs and a sort of warm goofiness.

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Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

Here was a former Mr Universe [Arnold Schwarzenegger], by reputation one of the 'fittest' men in the world, looking as if walking normally is surprisingly hard work. Perhaps he really was acting after all.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

The sort of movie that seems to be made of Styrofoam. It's instantly disposable but it won't quickly disappear.

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Cathy Burke
United Press International

No matter what your thoughts are of the plot and its execution, the picture of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito dressed up in identical linen suits and shades will keep you laughing.

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Reitman (one of the highest grossing directors of all time) has made a career peddling brain-dead schlock, but this tiresome gruel is even below his ground-level standards.

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Not really what I would call a great movie. Arnie seriously can't act! However, it has some 80's charm, particularly the romance between the twins and… More
Lady D'arbanville
A watchable, comical film, that has lasted an age and still seems to come across in the same way. Easy watching fun.
Aj V
Gosh, whenever I see Schwarzenegger and DeVito together I just can't tell them apart, their like twins or something! :) What a ridiculous movie! I think… More
Conner Rainwater
Maybe I'm partial to this movie because I hold its leads in such high regard, but I thought this was a really fun movie with some great comedy. I think the… More
Bethany Murphy
Hilarious! I love Arnold!
Tim Salmons
Remember when this was big? lol No you don't.

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