Commando

Movies, Action and adventure
3 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
Commando, 100 best action movies, Arnold Schwarzenegger

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.

By: TJ

Release details

Rated: R
Duration: 0 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

Average User Rating

3 / 5

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At the height of 80's/90's Arnold mania, Commando is less Arnold the military man, more Arnold the loving father. This movie has just enough of a cheesy 80's feel to keep it light, enough action and Arnold muscle to keep it adventurous. Not Arnold at his best, but entertaining to say the least.