True Lies (1994) – Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Curtis
True Lies is a 1994 action, comedy and thriller film made in America. The film was written, directed and co-produced by James Cameron. Staring some of the most famous actors are Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Curtis, Albert Gibson, Bill Paxton and Juno Skinner.
Released: 11 August, 1994
Running time: 144 minutes
Brief overview of the story
True Lies is one of the first and greatest action-comedy films Arnold Schwarzenegger has played in. As an American spy, Harry (Arnold Schwarzenegger) starts to suspect that his long-term wife, Helen (Jamie Curtis) is having an affair. She doesn’t know that Harry is a spy and therefore he uses this and his commander post to find out what Helen is up too and who she is seeing.
Realising that Helen only wants to become more adventurous in her life, after a brutal military operation and firm interrogation, Harry then decided to create a secret assignment. Not realising, Harry then sees to get Helen into the real action to save the world from Arab terrorists causing a nuclear war.
Taking on everything
Throughout the film, Arnie continues to play the stern and undefeatable look, taking on entire armies with his bare knuckles, brute force and Uzi 9mm. While Jamie plays the innocent and desperate wife ready for more adventure, meaning and secrecy, not realising what may lay ahead.
The whole film of True Lies does really well to retain thrilling action scenes while introducing comedy and relatable skits blown up to a whole new level.
“A fearless, globe-trotting, terrorist-battling secret agent has his life turned upside down when he discovers his wife might be having an affair with a used car salesman while terrorists smuggle nuclear warheads into the United States.”
Rotten Tomatoes: 70%
“If it doesn’t reach the heights of director James Cameron’s and star Arnold Schwarzenegger’s previous collaborations, True Lies still packs enough action and humor into its sometimes-absurd plot to entertain.”