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Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in this hard-hitting action film as Col. John Matrix, the former leader of an elite commando strike force. When his young daughter (Alyssa Milano) is kidnapped, Matrix has only a few hours to find his daughter before she's killed. Along the way, he must fight his way through an array of punks, killers, one of his former commandos, and a fully equipped private army.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: The ultimate '80s Schwarzenegger movie, replete with a threadbare plot, outsized action, and endless one-liners.
Chong lights up the film like a firefly, Schwarzenegger delivers a certain light touch of his own,...
June 21, 2017
Lots of machine-gunfire, explosions and disposable khaki-clad extras, as you'd expect.
June 21, 2017
New York Times
The big battle scenes are especially disappointing.
June 17, 2017
June 16, 2017
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Common Sense Says
Brainless, explosion-happy action ('80s style).
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this action marathon has countless rounds of ammunition fired, some characters bloodily riddled with bullets, necks broken, one arm cut off, numerous stabbings/impalements, falls from lethal heights, ginormous fiery explosions, car crashes/rocket launches (sometimes in combination), etc. Real do-not-try-this-at-home moments include the main character leaping from an ascending airline to the ground and using buzz-saw blades as deadly Frisbees. Swearing is at R-level, with the hero dropping the F-bomb just like the other characters. Oh, and he lies when he promises one character he'll only kill him last. There's one quick, topless peek of woman in bed, part of a couple interrupted in motel sex.
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- Genre:Action, Thriller
- Release Date:October 4, 1985
- Captions:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:5.1
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