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Total Recall

Total Recall
  • 2 stars
  • 2012
  • US
  • 118 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Len Wiseman
  • Written by: Philip K Dick (short story), Kurt Wimmer (screenplay), Mark Bomback (screenplay), James Vanderbilt (screenplay)
  • Cast: Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston
  • UK release: 22 August 2012
  • Website: www.totalrecall-movie.com

Factory worker Douglas Quaid (Farrell) visits the Rekall facility, to be implanted with fake memories of being a spy. Bad Idea. Farrell tries hard but director Wiseman, striving to be different from Paul Verhoeven’s delirious 1990 adaptation of the same Philip K. Dick story, only succeeds in being dreary and unoriginal.

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Total Recall

15 Aug 20122 stars

A dreary, deadly dull retread of Paul Verhoeven's 1990 sci-fi classic, starring Colin Farrell

If only the futuristic service that drives the plot of Total Recall really did exist. For implanting fake memories is just what you’ll need after spending two hours in the company of this noxious remake. If Paul Verhoeven’s 1990 original was a…

Colin Farrell kicks ass in new Total Recall trailer

2 Apr 2012

Updated CGI, a Biel v Beckinsale punch-up and Bill Nighy among the trailer highlights

Fans of 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle Total Recall have had little reason to be impressed by the forthcoming remake of Arnie's second best film (it’s not a patch on T2): casting Colin Farrell in the lead alongside almost forgotten female leads…

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