Written January 20, 2013
This is Arnold's first big leading role since he was the Govenator of California [he had only cameo parts in the Expendables] . It's directed by Jee-woon Kim and this is his first American film [you might have seen his 'A Tale of Two Sisters' or 'The Good, The Bad, The Weird'] . Here , Arnold plays a small town sheriff that left the big city life of the LAPD for a more quite lifestyle . Forest plays an FBI agent that is transporting a Mexican drug lord [and , of course , looses him] . The drug lord plans his escape to go right through Arnold's small town [for some reason , it's the only route to Mexico] and that's when the fireworks begin . Jaimie is one of Arnold's deputies , Johnny gets deputized [he has some firepower that comes in handy] and Peter is a henchman that works for the bad guys . Let's see , there is action , comedy , fast cars and explosions and even some future one-liners ["I'm the Sheriff!"] . What's not to like ?
I would buy it on Blu-Ray.
Written January 18, 2013
Elderly action stars seem to be filling the screens these days with ever more violent and action packed features. Some not quite elderly guys are steadily working their way to that big geriatric feature in the sky this year as well. While it's widely held it's long past time for a number of these fellows to retire, they're still delivering a solid product to their audiences, new and old. Arnie's a little wrinkled and his doubles work double time here but all in all, this isn't a bad film. The formula is so mechanical you could turn off the sound and get the same effect though. Big guns, blood and gore, explosions, happy ending more or less, all wrapped up in a neat little 1:40 feature. Sure, there are plot holes here big enough to drive the Gov's honkin truck through but who cares? Nobody will be going to see this for its story. Is it worth the price of a ticket? Yes. Is it a great film? No. See it though. You won't be disappointed.
Written January 28, 2013
I think the critics need to go back to school to remember what you go to the movies for! This movie has it all. We were all cheering and laughing throughout the whole movie. Arnold IS the sherriff, no one could have played it better! I say must go!
Written January 27, 2013
Like most reviewers, I agree that this is a fun and entertaining movie. Looking for an action movie with a a little humor in it, this is your movie. Like everyone else has said, this isn't a great cinematic achievement, but it is fun and goes well with popcorn.
Written January 19, 2013
This movie was really good. A lot of action, and funny. It was cool, awesome, not boring, Arnold Schwarzenegger, did a good job as deputy, and his crew.. Honor, is worth more than money.