Total Recall

1990

Action / Sci-Fi / Thriller

160
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 84%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 78%
IMDb Rating 7.5 10 265354

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Arnold Schwarzenegger as Douglas Quaid / Hauser
Sharon Stone as Lori
Dean Norris as Tony
Rachel Ticotin as Melina
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1hr 53 min
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P/S 15 / 93

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by ivo-cobra8 10 / 10

Total Recall is one Arnold's best films and Paul Verhooven a cult Science Fiction action film

Total Recall (1990) Is loosely based on the Philip K. Dick story "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale". and is definitely one of Arnold Schwarzenegger's best films from the early 90's. His acting performance is great and superb. Their is plenty of gore action and bloody violence in it.

There may be people who overlook the Arnold Schwarzenegger performance in "Total Recall" - who think he isn't really acting. But the performance is one of the reasons the movie works so well. He isn't a superman this time, although he fights like one. He's a confused and frightened innocent, a man betrayed by the structure of reality itself. And in his vulnerability, he opens the way for "Total Recall" to be more than simply an action, violence and special effects extravaganza.

There is a lot of action and violence in the movie, and almost every shot seems to embody some sort of special effect. This is one of the most complex and visually interesting science fiction movies in a long time. But the plot, based on a story by the great science fiction writer Phillip K. Dick, centers on an intriguing idea: What would happen if you could be supplied with memories? If your entire "past," right up until this moment, could be plugged into your brain, replacing the experiences you had really lived through? That's what seems to happen to Quaid, the Schwarzenegger character in "Total Recall," although at times neither he nor we can be quite sure. We meet him in a future world where he lives in a comfortable apartment with his loving blond wife, and goes off to work every day at a construction job. He life seems idyllic, but he keeps having these dreams about Mars - dreams that finally inspire him to sign up with a strange kind of travel agency that provides you with the memory of a vacation instead of a real one.

What they do is, they strap you into a machine and beam the memories into your mind, so that it seems utterly convincing to you that you've been to Mars and done some dangerous spying there, and fallen in love with the brunet of your specifications (Quaid specifies she be "athletic, sleazy and demure"). Before long, sure enough, Quaid seems to be on Mars, involved in some secret-spy stuff, and in the arms of his custom-ordered brunet (Rachel Ticotin).

Douglas Quaid is haunted by a recurring dream about a journey to Mars. He hopes to find out more about this dream and buys a holiday at Rekall Inc. where they sell implanted memories. But something goes wrong with the memory implantation and he remembers being a secret agent fighting against the evil Mars administrator Cohaagen. Now the story really begins and it's a roller-coaster ride until the massive end of the movie.

Douglas Quaid is another solid memorable character played from Arnold Schwarzenegger he played the character like he was written on his skin. Beside playing Terminator James Cameron masterpiece The Terminator (1984) and Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) he gave us another best performance of his acting! This film is awesome and is my childhood favorite action Science Fiction flick about Mars and been double agent! They shouldn't make a remake and ruin it. There is the only one Total Recall that is from Total Recall (1990) and is Paul Verhoeven astonish masterpiece.

Reviewed by Prismark10 10 / 10

The air you breath

Total Recall is one of the great action movies of the 1990s. In fact it is one of the great films of the decade. Director Paul Verhoeven delivers a layered plot, bone crunching violence, state of the art special effects, satirical swipes at right wing corporations. In Arnold Schwarzenegger he found an actor who could deliver the heroics, the action and the violence.

Based on a short story by Philip K Dick, 'We Can Remember It for You Wholesale.' Total Recall is set in a future where corporations run amok. Douglas Quaid (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is a hard working construction worker who visits a company called Rekall that implants fake memories of a holiday to the planet Mars despite concerns expressed by his wife Lori (Sharon Stone) and his work colleague.

While undergoing the process where he decides to upgrade his trip as a spy on a mission, it seems Quaid's memory has already been erased and his existing memory were recreated. Now Quaid is on the run with plenty of bad guys after him. With no one left he could trust, Quaid sets off to Mars to find the truth about himself. In Mars he finds he is someone who was feared and not liked. Quaid decides there is a secret about Mars worth fighting for and Quaid leads the resistance group against the company that runs the planet and controls the air supply.

The violence is visceral and strong. The action is very well placed. Yet Total Recall also has a terrific story, the plotting is complex and always keeps you guessing whether it is a dream or is it real? With further re-watches you unravel further clues and the credit for that goes to the director.

Reviewed by gawain-15641 1 / 10

Couldn't stop laughing!

If this film had been billed as comedy instead of science fiction I would have given it a higher rating. But, alas, it seems that the director was only trying to appeal to the most unsophisticated audiences possible; and in that regard I guess he succeeded.

The acting was terrible throughout. Arnold was his usual wooden self with some of the worst dialogue imaginable. Even his patented tough guy one-liners were predictable and lame (he says "consider that a divorce" after shooting Sharon Stone, his pretend wife, in the head). And most of his actions scenes, which comprised most of the movie, were simply laughable. It seems to me that Arnold's best acting work is as a robot.

Sharon Stone wasn't much better unless her goal was to portray a cartoonish, sleazy bitch that no one could take seriously. If that was the case she pulled it off pretty well.

It actually scares me to see so many reviewers rate this piece of trash 10 stars. What were they watching! How low are their standards! I suppose if all it takes are a bunch of loud explosions, lots of breaking glass, and completely implausible chase scenes to make one happy, then this film delivers on all counts. But is that what it has come to?

After viewing this gigantic failure I Googled Philip K Dick to see if he was still around to witness this atrocious portrayal of his work. He wasn't. It was sad to see that he died so young (53), but at least he didn't have to witness this insult to his talent and imagination. Oh well, we'll always have Blade Runner!

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