Last Action Hero
Last Action Hero (1993)

Arnold Schwarzenegger appears as a pumped-up Shakespearian hero while an announcer bellows, "Something is rotten in Denmark -- and Hamlet is taking out the trash!" This gag sets the stage for the post-modernist action epic The… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 18, 1993
DVD Release Date: September 16, 1997
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Last Action Hero has most of the right ingredients for a big-budget action spoof, but its scattershot tone and uneven structure only add up to a confused, chaotic mess.

David Ansen

Last Action Hero loses control of itself.

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James Berardinelli

The pulse-pounding, sizzling pull of a Die Hard is absent.

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Allison Rose

There are a few men who could take in the role of Jack Slater, but Schwarzenegger embodies the physical and mental acumen of a last action hero.

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Adam Mars-Jones
Independent (UK)

The director has to boost the realism of his staging in a rather self-defeating manner. It begins to look, not that he's having it both ways, trading on what he mocks, but that he has painted himself into a corner.

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Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

The film tries so very hard to be The Movie of Summer '93 that it almost makes you sick for what could have been, what should have been, and, in the end, what it is: soulless sound and fury -- action in a vacuum.

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Alex Maidy
JoBlo's Movie Network

I am happy to say that not only does Last Action Hero hold up well almost twenty years later but it remains one of the most underrated movie concepts of all time.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

There is a lot of action in Last Action Hero, but the underlying story never ever quite works.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Even if this intermixing of kid fantasy and adult shoot'em-up, Hollywood insider jokes and cheap Arnold puns, doesn't completely bowl you over, it's clever and intriguing.

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Mike Massie
Gone With The Twins

Every action film trope is satirized, every manly catchphrase is mocked, and the overuse of senseless violence and random explosions is parodied to no end.

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
Michael Edwards
I thought that this film could've been handled a little better than it could've with Schwarzenneggers standards, but its very entertaining. The main… More
KJ Proulx
I thought it was extremely funny throughout, but the plot is extremely weak. However, the comedy overcomes the story by a mile.
Aj V
A somewhat cheesy kids movie, but it's very funny. I really liked Schwarzenegger in this movie, he's very cool. I enjoyed this movie, it's… More
Ginny  X
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Conner Rainwater
I really don't understand why this movie gets so much flack, it's really a great idea and fun critique of Hollywood movies. Maybe it was too ahead of… More
Curtis Lilly
Upon a second review, I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that I really liked it. Classic Cheesy Arnold, and every attempt is made to make fun of how… More