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Rated PG-13 · 117 minutes · 2012
Just when I was starting to really like Colin Farrell, he became the poster child for pointless remakes of great films. Granted, his turn as a sexy-nasty vampire in the Fright Night remake was fun to watch, but that movie still didn’t live up to the original. Now we get Total Recall, with Farrell occupying the role of Douglas Quaid/Hauser, made famous by a guy named Arnold Schwarzenegger. This remake jettisons the humor, crazy gore and Mars locations, resulting in a dull sci-fi chase film. Kate Beckinsale is the best thing in the movie, stepping into the role made famous by Sharon Stone. There are a few nods to the Paul Verhoeven original (a three-breasted hooker and a twist on the infamous airport-security scene), and they feel unjustified. All these nods did was make me want to leave the theater and go watch the original on Blu-ray.


See our full review: Not Worth Recalling

Not Worth Recalling

The 'Total Recall' remake lacks the humor and wit of the original »

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Director: Len Wiseman
Producer: Neal H. Moritz, Toby Jaffe, Ric Kidney and Len Wiseman
Cast: Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, Bokeem Woodbine, Bill Nighy, John Cho, Will Lee, Milton Barnes, James McGowan, Natalie Lisinska and Mishael Morgan

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Colorado Springs Independent Forget about it: Total Recall The acting's better, the effects and dialogue less cheesy, but now it's your standard sci-fi snoozer. by Tricia Olszewski 08/01/2012
Memphis Flyer Re-Recall by Addison Engelking 08/09/2012
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Creative Loafing Atlanta Hollywood Product: Total Recall Colin Farrell stars in fun but forgettable remake by Curt Holman 08/01/2012
Portland Mercury Future Shock Total Recall: The movie so nice they made it twice! by Erik Henriksen 08/02/2012
The Coast Halifax Total Recall Just no. by Jacob Boon 08/02/2012
Creative Loafing Charlotte Total Recall: Remember 1990, forget 2012 Rating: *1/2 stars by Matt Brunson 08/03/2012

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