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Escape Plan (2013) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Escape Plan (2013) Directed by Mikael Håfström. With Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Caviezel, Amy Ryan, 50 Cent, Sam Neill and Vincent D’Onofrio. In terms of action movies, the screen pairing of Stallone and Schwarzenegger is akin to that of Pacino … Continue reading

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Predator (1987) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Predator (1987) Directed by John McTiernan. With Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Elpidia Carrillo, Bill Duke, Jesse Ventura, Sonny Landham, Richard Chaves and Shane Black. ‘The hunter becoming the hunted’ is a concept that immediately tweaks my interest. Add a science-fiction slant … Continue reading

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The Running Man (1987) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

The Running Man (1987) Directed by Paul Michael Glaser. With Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Conchita Alonso, Richard Dawson, Yaphet Kotto, Jim Brown and Jesse Ventura. Loosely based on a 1982 Stephen King novel and directed by Paul Michael Glaser, The Running … Continue reading

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Sabotage (2014) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Sabotage (2014) Directed by David Ayer. With Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Josh Holloway, Terrence Howard, Max Martini, Olivia Williams and Mireille Enos. In Sabotage, Arnold Schwarzenegger plays ‘Breacher’, the leader of a crack-team of DEA agents, who find themselves being … Continue reading

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Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) Directed by James Cameron. With Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Robert Patrick, Edward Furlong, Earl Boen and Joe Morton. If someone said to me “Terminator 2 is the greatest film ever made…” – I wouldn’t argue. … Continue reading

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The Terminator (1984) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

The Terminator (1984) Directed by James Cameron • Written by James Cameron and Gale Anne Hurd. With Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn, Linda Hamilton, Lance Henricksen, Paul Winfield and Earl Boen. The Terminator is one of the signature films of the … Continue reading

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True Lies (1994) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

True Lies (1994) Directed by James Cameron. With Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold, Art Malik, Bill Paxton, Eliza Dushku and Tia Carrere. In 1994, $115m was a lot of money to spend on a non-franchise film. After the … Continue reading

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Total Recall (1990) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Total Recall (1990) Directed by Paul Verhoeven. With Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside, Rachel Ticotin and Ronny Cox. This loose adaptation of the Philip K. Dick story, ‘We Can Remember It for You Wholesale‘, is a violent, fun-packed science-fiction … Continue reading

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Red Heat (1988) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Red Heat (1988) Directed by Walter Hill. With Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Belushi, Ed O’Ross, Peter Boyle, Laurence Fishbure and Gina Gershon. Given the recognised talent involved and the production weight behind it, it’s disappointing to find that Walter Hill’s buddy-cop … Continue reading

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Commando (1985) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Commando (1985) Directed by Mark L Lester. With Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong, Vernon Wells, Bill Duke and Dan Hedaya. What Mark L Lester’s Commando lacks in brains, it makes up for in blunt force testosterone. Arnold Schwarzenegger is John … Continue reading

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