(1994)

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100
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
Director James Cameron always works on a mega- canvas, yet he's brought off something unique here.
90
Much of the appeal of True Lies comes from the smooth grafting of battle-of-the-sexes comedy onto a high-tech action picture.
88
On the surface, True Lies is an affectionate homage to James Bond movies, ratcheted up to meet the action/adventure expectations of today's audiences.
88
ReelViews
One of the best things about True Lies is that it's genuinely funny.
83
Entertainment Weekly
True Lies is so eager to give you a giddy good time that you're more than happy to let it work you over. It's a likably disposable pop cocktail.
80
Los Angeles Times
As the perfectionist creator of bravura set pieces, Cameron is still the leader of the pack. [14 Jul 1994 Pg. F1]
80
Empire
The net result is unbeatably good fun, helped along by that inherent fantasy that one man can create global mayhem without stopping to worry who's going to clean up afterwards.
75
The director, James Cameron, is a master of action (he worked with Schwarzenegger on "Terminator 2"), and when he's doing his thing, no one does it better.
50
USA Today
Let others recharge that tired Die Hard formula. Cameron invents a new kind of family therapy that saves your marriage and the world. [15 Jul 1994 Pg. 01.D]
50
The catch is, once you get past the stunning special effects and the mind-numbing stuntwork, there's not all that much there.

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