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

Released: 1984
Origin: US
Length: 108

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"Schwarzenegger is about as well suited to movieacting as he would be to ballet, but his presence in [the film] is not a deterrent. This is a monster movie and the monster's role fit [him] just fine... Even if the movie had nothing else to recommend it, the sheer unlikeliness of [the] mission and the teasing gradualness with which its meaning is revealed would be enough to hold the audience's attention... A B-movie with flair."
(Janet Maslin, New York Times)
"The surprises come thick and fast in this slickly directed sci-fi thriller. True, it is not original in concept... Nevertheless it is highly enjoyable... if you are prepared to leave your thinking cap at home, you could do worse than lose yourself in this entertaining dollop of hokum."
(Curtis Hutchinson, Films & Filming)
"Top notch suspense timing, an ad man's gaudy texture and a plot which trumps predictability with sheer sensationalism."
(New Musical Express)

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