• Released
  • August 3, 2012
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 49 min
  • Action/Adventure
  • 2,631 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A factory worker begins to think he's really a spy.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Strip away the video-game visual effects, the endless chases and zero gravity shootouts, and Total Recall comes down to this: What is...
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The Hollywood Reporter

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The outcome is engaging enough, although not entirely satisfying from either a genre or narrative standpoint, lacking both substance and a...
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The only laugh to be had in Total Recall, a ripsnorting sci-fi action extravaganza that starts well and works its way down to average, is...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
For all of its dazzlingly rendered cityscapes and nonstop action, this revamped Total Recall is a bland thing - bloodless, airless,...
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50

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
Set in a high-tech yet shabby future, the remake of Total Recall is a fully realized piece of production design. But its script, credited...
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
This one is somberly kinetic and joyless.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Instead of drawing the audience in, the action scenes merely blur together. And the intriguing, thoughtful concepts at the story's core are...
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The remake has no grace notes, or grace, no nuance, no humanity, no character quirks, no surprises in the dialogue and no humor.
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Since the new Recall is totally witless, don't expect laughs. Originality and coherence are also notably MIA.
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20

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
There's something sadly poetic about a movie dealing with disappearing memories that vanishes from your mind while you watch it.
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Rated PG-13 | For Intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, some sexual content, brief nudity and language
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