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The Terminator
The Terminator
7.4
/10
8,367 Ratings

THE TERMINATOR

Directed by James Cameron
United States, 1984
Sci-Fi, Action

Synopsis

In a post-apocalyptic future, a killer cyborg encased in human flesh is sent into the past to kill Sarah Connor, the mother of the future rebel who will save humanity. Resistance fighter Kyle Reese also arrives from the future to fight the robot, and help the young woman.

Synopsis

In a post-apocalyptic future, a killer cyborg encased in human flesh is sent into the past to kill Sarah Connor, the mother of the future rebel who will save humanity. Resistance fighter Kyle Reese also arrives from the future to fight the robot, and help the young woman.

Our take

In this tech-noir classic, 1980s Los Angeles is dark, metallic, and studded with explosive appearances from an android hitman in the hulking form of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Rocketing the actor into superstardom, The Terminator has forever linked him with those three small words: “I’ll be back!”