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838 Ratings

Last Action Hero

Directed by John McTiernan
United States, 1993
Comedy, Action, Crime


When young Danny Madigan receives a magic ticket to the new Jack Slater film, Danny is transported into Slater’s world. But one of Slater’s enemies, Benedict the hitman, gets hold of the ticket and ends up in the real world. It is up to Slater and Danny to stop him.

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Last Action Hero Directed by John McTiernan

Critics reviews

In Jaws, Spielberg had a little boy eaten to show that nobody was safe. By contrast, the rugrats in Jurassic Park are like a promise to the audience that nothing too terrible is going to happen. . . . Sadly, I’d say the movie would have been improved if Danny had died on impact because it’s his annoyingly wide-eyed gee-whiz-ness—the Spielbergianness of his presence—that really dulls the film’s edge.
June 13, 2018
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It’s a mutant that can’t be categorized, both a straightforward action movie and a Joe Dante-style gag-a-minute fantasy. It doesn’t make much sense. It’s the only truly funny comedy of Schwarzenegger’s career, and it’s overtly about Schwarzenegger, and yet none of its best jokes are related to Schwarzenegger’s screen persona. At times, it’s brilliant and demented.
November 05, 2013
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The relative craft and efficiency of the other two are expended on ideas and emotions that seem to me ignoble, and they’re fashioned without love or imagination. This movie, for all its confusions and unevenness, still has some lasting traces of conceptual charm and evocative fantasy. (At its best it comes closer to The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T. – a calamitous flop back in 1953 that I’ve cherished for 40 years — than to any action-adventure blockbuster that comes to mind.)
June 24, 1993
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