Total Recall
Total Recall (2012)

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 18, 2012
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Critic Score: 30% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: 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.

Tom Huddleston
Time Out

'Total Recall' is Hollywood at its worst: pointless, witless, and so very unnecessary.

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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.

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Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

A generic, inconsequential sci-fi caper that looks slick and has a famous title, and offers little else, no matter how many nipples the whores have.

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Rafer Guzman
Newsday

"Total Recall" is a toned-down, smoothed-out version of an amped-up, bug-eyed classic.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

I was no particular fan of the first Total Recall, but I confess that this flat, by-the-numbers remake made me a tad nostalgic for its bombastic preposterousness.

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Will Leitch
Deadspin

It would rather be a blockbuster than a mind-bender. It turns out to be neither.

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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.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Whatever tug Total Recall has on the imagination comes from the vague sense we've seen it all before. And seen it better: from Christopher Nolan's Inception to Ridley Scott's Blade Runner.

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Catherine Bray
Film4

More or less serviceable action thriller with some nice ideas for visual set pieces, but did it really have to be as long as it is?

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
Wildaly M
You can skip this one.
Film Crazy
Such a shame and waste of a unique plot and talented cast couldnt pull this action packed mess together! The action should keep you entertained to a degree but… More
Lanning : )
I'm a big fan of the original. Arnold's humor is my favorite part. This new one takes itself very seriously. That's not good. <p>The… More
Cynthia S.
Okay, technically this may just be another adaptation to the same written work, rather than a remake. It might even be a more faithful adaptation. However,… More
Dean !
A very decent film in it's own right, and no it's not a straight remake! If you watch the first film again today it sure does look dated now. The main… More
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"<b>Total Recall</b> was a action packed blast. I like movies with a lot of action. It leaves less room to get bored with the film. I love me… More