Total Recall (2012)



Critic Consensus: While it boasts some impressive action sequences, Total Recall lacks the intricate plotting, wry humor, and fleshed out characters that made the original a sci-fi classic.

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Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell), even though he's got a beautiful wife (Kate Beckinsale) who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life - real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police - controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen … More

Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, some sexual content, brief nudity, and language)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Written By: Kurt Wimmer, Mark Bomback
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On DVD: Dec 18, 2012
Box Office: $58.9M
Sony Pictures - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Total Recall

All Critics (217) | Top Critics (42)

A generic, inconsequential sci-fi caper that looks slick and has a famous title, and offers little else, no matter how many nipples the whores have.

Full Review… | July 17, 2013

It would rather be a blockbuster than a mind-bender. It turns out to be neither.

Full Review… | June 23, 2013

More or less serviceable action thriller with some nice ideas for visual set pieces, but did it really have to be as long as it is?

Full Review… | March 4, 2013

Messing with memories is how you forget that a better version of Total Recall happened 22 years ago.

Full Review… | March 4, 2013
Concrete Playground

If there had never been an 'original' Total Recall, the reaction to Wiseman's version would surely have been a lot less frosty. Because in and of itself, it's a decent enough sci-fi action flick - severely flawed, but a lot of fun.

Full Review… | January 2, 2013
SFX Magazine

Visually, the 2012 remake is better than the original, with interesting set and background designs, decent enough futuristic vehicles, and superb special effects. The plot is another story.

Full Review… | December 28, 2012
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Audience Reviews for Total Recall


May not have the charme of Schwarzenegger's original, but delivers non-stop chases and action in a pretty cool production design. Entertaining enough!

Jens S.

Super Reviewer

You can skip this one.

Wildaly M

Super Reviewer


I'm a big fan of the original. Arnold's humor is my favorite part. This new one takes itself very seriously. That's not good. The film, after a good start and middle, falls apart at the end. From the moment Bryan Cranston arrives on the scene, the deterioration begins -- and I love Cranston. But the story has no convincing finish. Not a must see for everyone, but an almost-must see for fans of the original. It's nice to see the way they've integrated their references to the original.

Lanning : )

Super Reviewer

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