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Terminator


1984 - Hemdale - all rights reserved
     
  Terminator Review
Tookey's Rating
6 /10
 
Average Rating
7.65 /10
 
Starring
Arnold Schwarzenegger , Michael Biehn, Linda Hamilton
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Directed by: James Cameron
Written by: Gale Anne Hurd, James Cameron

 
 
 
Released: 1984
   
Genre: ACTION
UNDERRATED
ADVENTURE
SCIENCE FICTION
SERIES
   
Origin: US
   
Length: 108
 
 


 
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A blazing, cinematic comic book, full of virtuoso moviemaking, terrific momentum, solid performances and a compelling story.
(Variety)
"A bonanza for thinking cultists."
(Village Voice)
"It is refreshing in the 80s to find a film in which women are allowed power and control and above all, are not subordinated by the male. At the same time the woman is not sexually objectified, and she is allowed to transcend genre role expectations. From the very first time we see Sarah, we are aware of her strength and independence."
(Lillian Necakor, CineAction, 1987)
"[Proves] talent, intelligence and originality can make a positive difference in even the most formula-restricted genres... The direction is assured... imaginative and often dazzling. The script... not only is loaded with wit, clever touches and jolts by the second, but also interjects bright, interesting ideas into the time-traveler-tries-to-alter-history premise." (Danny Peary, 1988)

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