Commando

Film, Action and adventure
Commando, 100 best action movies, Arnold Schwarzenegger

Time Out says

Schwarzenegger went from The Terminator to the human equivalent of boys' action figures in this none-too-serious gung-ho adventure, where his former covert agent John Matrix takes the fight back to the reactionary baddies who've kidnapped his daughter and are set on restoring a fascist tyrant to power in the Central American state of 'Val Verde'. Lots of machine-gunfire, explosions and disposable khaki-clad extras, as you'd expect. Occasional suggestions that the tongue might be slightly in cheek include the risible bonding-with-small-daughter fishing trip under the opening credits and pronounced homo-erotic badinage with his final-reel adversary. 'Think of sticking your knife into my flesh - and twisting it,' Arnie hisses at Vernon Wells, the leather-clad, handlebar-moustached heavy, who might just have come from a Village People lookalike contest.

Details

Release details

Duration:
90 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Mark L Lester
Screenwriter:
Steven E De Souza
Cast:
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Rae Dawn Chong
Dan Hedaya
Vernon Wells
James Olson
David Patrick Kelly
Alyssa Milano
Bill Duke