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Total Recall (2012)



Critic Consensus: While it boasts some impressive action sequences, Total Recall lacks the intricate plotting, wry humor, and fleshed out characters that made the original a sci-fi classic.

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Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell), even though he's got a beautiful wife (Kate Beckinsale) who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life - real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police - controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston), the leader of the free world - Quaid teams up with a rebel fighter (Jessica Biel) to find the head of the underground resistance (Bill Nighy) and stop Cohaagen. -- (C) Sony

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Colin Farrell
as Douglas Quaid/Hauser
Kate Beckinsale
as Lori Quaid
Bill Nighy
as Mathias
John Cho
as McClane
Milton Barnes
as Resistance Fighter
James McGowan
as Military Adjutant
Natalie Lisinska
as Bohemian Nurse
Mishael Morgan
as Rekall Receptionist
Linlyn Lue
as Resistance Woman
Andrew Moodie
as Factory Foreman
Kaitlyn Leeb
as Three-Breasted Woman
Leo Guiyab
as Hauser Cover Identity
Nykeem Provo
as Hauser Cover Identity
Steve Byers
as Hauser Cover Identity
Danny Waugh
as Officer
Geoffrey Pounsett
as Sentry Lieutenant
Jesse Bond
as Lead Sentry
Warren Belle
as Security Sentry
Brett Donahue
as Sentry Trooper
James Downing
as Synth Captain
Simon Sinn
as Murray
Lisa Chandler
as Prostitute
Miranda Jade Fratton
as Girl on Balcony
Shereen J. Airth
as Red-Headed Lady
Phillip Moran
as Immigration Officer
Clive Ashborn
as Newscaster
Emily C. Chang
as Newscaster
Bill Coulter
as Newscaster
Leigh Folsom-Boyd
as Fall Announcer
Brian T. Delaney
as ATC Dispatcher
Cam Clarke
as Terminal Announcer
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Critic Reviews for Total Recall

All Critics (237) | Top Critics (66)

There are so many opportunities to make a remake better, but this film didn't attempt none of them.

September 7, 2017 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…

We used to do the future so much better. Let's not forget that. Let's forget this instead.

August 31, 2012 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Recalls Ridley Scott's Blade Runner and Christopher Nolan's Inception, without, sadly being quite as distinctive as either.

August 30, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

People got up, left and returned, casually, without urgency or guilt, as though passing the time between trains: it clearly did not remotely thrill them.

August 30, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It's escapism that is itself trapped in a prison of risk-phobic, formulaic filmmaking.

August 29, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Just another dumb, needless remake to add to the pile.

August 29, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Total Recall

Okay, so its not the original, but what is any more? What is "original", f'cryinoutloud? Ain't it only a conceit? Taken on its own merits then, there's plenty of action and adventure here - they're in some futuristic environment - with plenty of chases and shooting and punching robot stormtroopers, the meat and potatoes this genre demands, so what else do ya want? Bad reputations aren't always justified. This delivers the goods.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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May not have the charme of Schwarzenegger's original, but delivers non-stop chases and action in a pretty cool production design. Entertaining enough!

Jens S.
Jens S.

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You can skip this one.

Wildaly M
Wildaly M

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