True Lies

Published January 7, 2023

True Lies

Film info

  • Title True Lies
  • Director James Cameron
  • Year 1994
  • Run time 2hrs 21m
  • Genres Action, Thriller
  • Tagline When he said I do, he never said what he did

Arnold Schwarzenegger is special agent Harry Tasker, a top spy in the ultra-secret omega sector who also dances a mean tango - although to his neglected wife, Helen, he's just a dull computer salesman. But while Harry's been busy fighting terrorists, Helen's been gathering secrets of her own. And when their two secret lives unexpectedly collide, Harry and Helen find themselves in the clutches of international terrorists, fighting to save not only their marriage but their lives as well.

Live blog

Time Comment
2:46 Swimming under ice never looks anything other than terrifying to me.
9:28 “You don’t have time to tango, buddy.”
15:25 What does ‘sleep fast’ mean as a goodbye?
19:46 I enjoy how little he knows about his own kid.
27:45 Sorry I’m late for my birthday, I was in a car chase.
29:03 The sunglasses are soooo Terminator.
35:24 “Make it quick because my horse is getting tired.”
44:34 He can’t actually be surprised, he’s literally the worst husband in the world.
48:11 “I’ve got two words for that. In-sane.”
58:59 As always, loving the friend and sidekick.
1:02:09 Is this a housewive’s dream? It all seems a lot of effort.
1:11:22 This bit is almost like a one-woman play and I’m here for it.
1:14:45 “Would a spy pee himself?”
1:19:21 Anytime a woman walks confidently on heels in a movie, she trips a bit.
1:22:30 I know it’s not the point, but the lighting in this scene is incredible.
1:36:16 “Because they’re very well-funded raving psychotics.”
1:42:29 “I married Rambo.”
1:51:03 Arnie walked out of the flames like full on Terminator. Cameron just doesn’t care.
2:01:18 The way he said bye then is like when I say Mr C can go off and do some coding.
2:13:42 Couldn’t watch a lot of that last ten minutes but it sounded great.


I had seen this before, but could remember very little about it except that scene with Jamie Lee Curtis. It’s not been available to stream for the longest time but just recently popped up on Disney+ so was very quick to watch it as soon as possible.

It’s a great film, combining humour and action in the best way and with Arnie doing exactly what he does best - marching around with either his muscles or his guns and somehow managing to keep hold of a beautiful wife along the way. It doesn’t feel like a James Cameron movie, too quirky for that really, there’s a car chase with a horse for goodness’ sake. And the end twenty minutes or so are just about as far-fetched as its possible to get. But it’s so likeable that you can’t help going with it and hoping for that happy ending.

Rating: 4 / 5

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