Release Date: August 3, 2012
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Director: Len Wiseman
Screenwriter: Kurt Wimmer, Mark Bomback
Starring: Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel
Genre: Action, Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13
While it boasts some impressive action sequences, Total Recall lacks the intricate plotting, wry humor, and fleshed out characters that made the original a sci-fi classic.
Source: Rotten Tomatoes
Dana Stevens, Slate
"This is a taut, serviceable sci-fi thriller with a couple of neat visual ideas, and if you're not familiar with either the Schwarzenegger version or the original story, the brain-bending twists alone will take you a reasonably long way."
Richard Roeper, Richard Roeper.com
"Casting and visuals are an upgrade, but we get far too many action sequences and not enough of the mind games."
Alex Zane, Sun Online
"The best-looking but most unengaging film this year."
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