Total Recall (1990)

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Brilliant but disturbing and violent Schwarzenegger sci-fi.

R 1990 113 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 24 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 15+

Violence in 90s si-fi

Sex 4/5 Language 4/5 Violence 5/5 Drugs alcohol and smoking 1/5

This title has:

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age 15+

Gratuitous Fun!

Let me preface by stating that this is NOT a kid-friendly film! It is by the director of Robocop and Showgirls if that is any kind of indicator. The violence is incredibly over the top and cartoonish, but gory nonetheless. There are curse words flying free as if they were going out of style. There is a scene in a brothel that is both alarmingly shocking and hilarious. Regardless of all this, Total Recall is an incredibly entertaining film and one that is a special effects tour de force. The action is top notch, and the film as a whole is one of Schwarzenegger's very best. Not for kiddos under 15, and even 15 is pushing it, unless you are okay with showing them movies like this.

This title has:

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Too much violence
Too much sex
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