Total Recall

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Total Recall is a 1990 American dystopian science fiction action film directed by Paul Verhoeven and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rachel Ticotin, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside, and Ronny Cox. It is loosely based on the Philip K. Dick story "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale". 

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  • Aditya Gavde
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "First off, movies based in any right off of Philip K. Dick stories are usually awesome. Besides having that in common, these movies have a lot of solid stylistic parallels. Both are incredibly well made movies, and this one features someone named Michael Ironside, that is just awesome."
    Sandra Mendez
    Written on November 3, 2017
    "This movie is a classic and has similarities to Blade Runner. Ive watched it a few times and its always better than the last."
  • Jessica Jiang
    Written on June 15, 2018
    "This is not the original and first of this movie but the director Paul manage to put more interesting scenes in this version. He has really used his actors very well that really helped the movie be this wonderful. Nice work Verhoeven."
  • Joseph Moore
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "I'm a big PK Dick fan, but I saw this adaptation long before I got into his work. I watched it as just a movie, granting it a lot more leeway to be simply an enjoyable film. That said, now that I've read a lot of Dick's work, this movie isn't the greatest. It isn't a failure by any means, but the description tells the truth when it states that it is "loosely based" on the story. This wouldn't be where I would start if I was looking for films based on Dick's work. "
    Madison Crawford
    Written on October 6, 2017
    "I really loved watching Total Recall. The action and plot were great. I love Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sharon Stone was really great in it, too. But I don't think it's the best adaptation of a Philip K. Dick story since it is only loosely based on the story. I thought Blade Runner was actually a better adaptation than Total Recall was."
    Juan Fowler
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "I think this is a great movie from a great writer. The movie will keep you wondering until the end--and even afterwards."
  • Mildred Wheeler
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "This is an amazing sci fi movie if you are into science fiction. It has a great cast and the special effects are pretty good considering when it was made. I would highly recommend it for those who enjoy science fiction and outer space particularly. Sharon Stone is great and who doesn't like Arnold?? "
    George Arnold
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "Total Recall is famous mostly for the anatomy of a certain character. That's a shame because the plot is excellent and though-provoking."
    Amy Miller
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "Total Recall is some serious old school cyberpunk. It may have come out in 1990, but it's still just as enjoyable today!"
  • Benjamin Williams
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Before the recent remake of Total Recall, we had the original, one of a kind, classic Total Recall starring Arnold Schwarzeneggar and prime Sharon Stone. This movie was a true classic with all it's wonderful one liners and moments and weirdly introduced characters. I watched this as a teen and it's been in my DVD collection, constantly played several times annually. What makes this movie so cool is that it somewhat predicted some of the events that were going to occur with the technology presented in there at the time. All I can say is that if you're an Arnold fan, or trying to talk someone into watching a fun thrilling classic, Total Recall is the way to go."
  • Luz María Zárate
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "Looks like a nice movie no doubt, but little bit more pricy ."
  • Jeffrey Hayes
    Written on June 22, 2018
    "I remember watching the trailer for this movie and I was so excited to watch it! The whole dreaming-reality thing was very "in" during that time and I was super pumped to see it at the cinemas. Turns out the movie was pretty good but did not really live up to my personal expectations. I thought it was pretty predictable, honestly. But it was still an okay movie overall."
  • Robert Harper
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "You had me at 1990s Arnold Schwarzenegger. Cause if you're in a dystopian sci-fi world, you want the Arnold on your team for sure! This is one of Arnold's best."
  • Pranav Nair
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "One of my favorite sci-fi movies of all time has to be the original Total Recall which came out in 1990. I remember seeing it in the theaters back then and it has become one of my all time most watched movies as I have seen it many times. The effects hold up fairly well for a movie of its age. If you enjoy sci-fi like me, then give it a chance."
    Lisa Wagner
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "Total Recall is Schwarzenegger at his finest! It is a futuristic film packed with action and suspense. "
  • Jeffrey Graham
    Written on June 15, 2018
    "Total Recall has all of the cheeziness of 90s action movie. You got Arnie and his bad acting, you got ridiculous sci-fi special effects, you got your typical action sequences. It's dated but still a funny action movie."
  • Grace Murphy
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "Although this is an older movie, I've heard people raving and saying that I had to watch it. So I finally did, and it's an interesting enough sci-fi movie. It isn't a bad way to spend a few hours. I would not call this an award winning movie, but it is interesting enough that I could watch it more than once. The period the movie was made is blatantly clear and its interesting to see just how far movies have come since this. "
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