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Terminator


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  Terminator Review
Tookey's Rating
6 /10
 
Average Rating
7.65 /10
 
Starring
Arnold Schwarzenegger , Michael Biehn, Linda Hamilton
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Directed by: James Cameron
Written by: Gale Anne Hurd, James Cameron

 
 
 
Released: 1984
   
Genre: ACTION
UNDERRATED
ADVENTURE
SCIENCE FICTION
SERIES
   
Origin: US
   
Length: 108
 
 


 

A cyborg assassin (Arnold Schwarzenegger, pictured) is sent from the future to our present.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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James Cameron’s directorial flair, an ingenious story and some witty comic observation - plus Arnold Schwarzenegger’s laconic, monolithic presence as the killer android - made this low-budget sci-fi thriller first a surprise hit (it grossed over $40 million) and then a cult classic. But there’s little characterisation, and the time travel scenario makes no logical sense (not that it did in the sequel, either). Memorable moments, but to this critic at least it’s over-violent, and surpassed as entertainment by Terminator 2.

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