Total Recall (1990) - Nostalgia Critic

Get your ass to dis review! The Nostalgia Critic reviews 1990's Arnold led movie Total Recall.
Originally aired on August 7, 2012.
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  1. PataponCreeper


    Dia atrás

    the remake of Total Recall is crap, it changes the story and sucks, stick with the original Total Recall

  2. Callahaine


    3 dias atrás


  3. random guy

    random guy

    3 dias atrás

    Thumblina, the blonde midget hooker at the bar/brothel passed on recently

  4. eric vulgate

    eric vulgate

    8 dias atrás

    but the reactor is visible in the background on a screen in recall's office..

  5. Jay


    8 dias atrás

    Maybe because I didn't watch it back then, but holy shit Total Recall was boring. Also the story was pretty fucking stupid too. But whatever, to each his own.

  6. Joshua Patrick

    Joshua Patrick

    9 dias atrás

    Man I am so afraid you're going to bite your tongue off in that bit...be careful.

  7. Willey singleton

    Willey singleton

    11 dias atrás

    Dick Rules I love DICk i wish i had more DICK in my life.

  8. Jari Fuller

    Jari Fuller

    12 dias atrás

    7:52-8:16 **Throws towel down** LMAO

  9. ian long

    ian long

    12 dias atrás

    The only thing that will happen when your exposed to a vacuum is asphyxiation, your eyes and mouth would dry out, and your skin will swell slightly. However, if you are returned to an atmospheric environment, very little permanent damage would occur. The swelling would simply go down, you can breathe all the air you want and the only damage would be dry eyes. Now if you are in space, a few other things would happen. First, you would receive almost instant sun burns on the part of your body facing the sun. Second, you would start to radiate away body heat. You won't instantly freeze as some movies suggest because there is nothing to draw the heat out of your body like air or water. Third, you will be bombarded by solar radiation unless you are protected by a nearby planet's magnetosphere.

  10. TheOriginalJphyper


    21 dia atrás

    So, to sum up this movie's story and the debate behind it: ~Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy Caught in a landslide No escape from reality?

  11. GreekOneSix


    22 dias atrás

    What makes it more awkward is watching this in the future and not knowing if that ad was pulled or not.

  12. putzthewondersloth


    23 dias atrás

    I'm gonna have to go with that it was real for two reasons: 1) "It was all just a dream" endings almost always suck. 2) Pulling that thing out of his nose would have been excruciating and entertainment companies generally tend to refrain from deliberately torturing their clients. It tends to cut down on repeat customers.

  13. MegaMario6


    25 dias atrás

    Ronny cox

  14. fitzdraco


    Mês atrás

    There's another way to look at this. What if the Recall experience worked like it was supposed to. He got his action adventure plugged in and then at the end that fade to white was him waking up. Now he has all of those memories, particularly the ones relating his wife's betrayal of him, and her fictional death. There's also this presumably real person who was a stock photo for the service that he remembers falling in love with. How the hell do you cope with that?

  15. JustinEvitable80


    Mês atrás

    19:21 "Hey! HEY! What the fuck, man?" All that's left now is sound to be added, but who would want that?

  16. 10GaugeManiac


    Mês atrás

    Get your ass to MarzGurl.

    • nesenda


      15 dias atrás

      only if you wanna have your life ruined for the audacity of having a penis.

  17. ShadowStar1997


    Mês atrás

    17:01 These scenes always freak me out.

  18. Krowman84


    Mês atrás

    Why does it look like he's gargling cum when he says "Hello"?

  19. Ana Milojković

    Ana Milojković

    Mês atrás

    I wonder wgat hapened to that Sci-Fi Guy? Where is he now?

  20. Kyle Patrick Hall

    Kyle Patrick Hall

    Mês atrás

    At 1346 😂😂

  21. JAGORZ51 65

    JAGORZ51 65

    Mês atrás

    Cohagan "Richter, do you know why I'm such a happy person? Richter "No sir. Cohagan "because I have the best job in the solar system, I can do anything I want. Anything

  22. Skrilla s•k•r•i•t••

    Skrilla s•k•r•i•t••

    Mês atrás

    Thanks for what y'all do:D He'll erase that _booty_ ...he's the *ERASER* So really he is on Mars, it's just Arnold so it's campy exaggerated

  23. Cupson Plush Productions

    Cupson Plush Productions

    Mês atrás

    FaFa: Arnold Schwarzenegger kept telling me to get my ass to mars over and over again

  24. Max Nyström

    Max Nyström

    Mês atrás

    Now do the remake

  25. lucky luke1983

    lucky luke1983

    Mês atrás

    I love this movie it is silly but is awsome.

  26. Sarah Barker

    Sarah Barker

    Mês atrás

    Who else wants to see Doug review the remake?

  27. Raven Black

    Raven Black

    Mês atrás

    The remake took all humor, it's odd Arnold humor. That's the main reason it sucked. I want Arnold's no air puppet to gasp so fake looking.

  28. dannyboi451


    Mês atrás

    The new karate kid movie sucks. It has Jaden Smith so your argument is invalid. You should be castrated for saying the new one is better than the version with fucking miyagi



    Mês atrás


  30. Ruben Mariciuc

    Ruben Mariciuc

    Mês atrás

    If it's not broke, don t break it? :))) maybe fix it.

  31. Stone Bowser2904

    Stone Bowser2904

    Mês atrás

    Yay it’s back!

  32. Samuel Solomon

    Samuel Solomon

    6 meses atrás

    I have a theory that this is secretly a sequel to the Predator. Once the government learns that Dutch knows about alien life, they find him and lobotomize him, and the events in this movie are all in his head.

  33. Sharni Lee

    Sharni Lee

    6 meses atrás

    16:10-12: Shut up!! Yes please!

  34. Sharni Lee

    Sharni Lee

    6 meses atrás

    12:57: Reference to the Matrix. Love it!!

  35. Ragu inacan

    Ragu inacan

    6 meses atrás

    No fucking way Mars would have been repressurized and oxygenated in like 60 seconds. They should all be dead.



    6 meses atrás

    One of the greatest movies ever

  37. jack bing

    jack bing

    7 meses atrás

    he had a bug in his skull; that didn't show up on the x-rey walk through.

  38. Brandon The Creator 13

    Brandon The Creator 13

    7 meses atrás

    6:14 I told you it was real 8:28 there's goofy more 8:54 Words I never want to hear out of him 11:28 Things get real violent,real fast

  39. Donald Violette

    Donald Violette

    7 meses atrás

    Ya but what if it was real up until the end when they put him in the machine again? So both could be true for this movie

  40. Eric Tay

    Eric Tay

    7 meses atrás

    In the movie, the script slant towards the events being real. However, the novelization is more ambiguous.

  41. With Enough Prep Time TheNerdMan

    With Enough Prep Time TheNerdMan

    7 meses atrás

    You don´t like Sharon Stone? Have u seen Casino? She´s a great actress.

  42. Louis Duarte

    Louis Duarte

    7 meses atrás

    So since this version of Total Recall was directed by Paul Verhoeven, what was it meant to satirize? He strikes me as the kind of "satirist" who fails at his job by making the thing he wanted to take down accidentally look awesome, like in Robocop and maybe Starship Troopers. Not Showgirls, though, that one is a dumpster fire.

  43. Robert Nett

    Robert Nett

    7 meses atrás

    Just before the mid roll break - tell the truth you both: How often did you need to retake the shot because you brought out in laughter?

  44. Tonk Jon

    Tonk Jon

    7 meses atrás

    The subway scene is awsome, every day i walk in that station and remember total recall, was filmed in Ciudad de México. Lol

  45. guitargodthor2


    7 meses atrás

    Anyone else notice how ThatSciFiGuy looks like Steve Buscemi?

  46. Corey Slade

    Corey Slade

    7 meses atrás

    Why would you not link to the person you collaborated with in the description? Seems like a dick move

  47. Ian M

    Ian M

    7 meses atrás

    If it were sunset on Mars, the sky would be blue ... Important things to note - when Arnie is in the Rekall office, the girl that he selected is Melina. - Everything that happened in the movie was exactly what was promised to him by Rekall. - and Verhoeven said it was all in his head, so that settles it

  48. CumberCube


    8 meses atrás

    Voyager was good

  49. Samuel Barber

    Samuel Barber

    8 meses atrás

    I personally think it all happened.

  50. Dunno Anyone

    Dunno Anyone

    8 meses atrás

    Love the channel!

  51. ty2005_92


    8 meses atrás

    00:17 but..that’s the original..

  52. Max Nyström

    Max Nyström

    8 meses atrás

    Or more golden age sci fi pulp book into movies

  53. Max Nyström

    Max Nyström

    8 meses atrás

    Do total recall 2012 version is shit And Hollywood just do more Philip k dick Movies

  54. Zel G.

    Zel G.

    8 meses atrás

    8:50 - "And j..j...JAM IT IN!!!"

  55. Dave Marx

    Dave Marx

    8 meses atrás

    It's the alien device that sways me towards the idea of everything being a dream. That's just me.

  56. Dave Marx

    Dave Marx

    8 meses atrás

    13:21 Is that The Janitor?

  57. Lucas Hammar

    Lucas Hammar

    8 meses atrás

    Shouldn't the glass on Mars be, oh I don't know, bulletproof maybe?

  58. Northreyar


    8 meses atrás

    After rewatching Inception a few days ago, I think that the dream interpretation of the story has started making a lot of sense to me because of the line : ''You never really remember the beginning of a dream, do you? You always wind up right in the middle of what's going on.'' it would explain why after deciding to wipe Quaid's memory and dump him, the audience and Quaid never know how did he actually get into a cab and right after that we start to see shit get crazy.

  59. Jeremy Sincerbeaux

    Jeremy Sincerbeaux

    8 meses atrás

    The movie's just too silly to hate!

  60. Richard Canipe

    Richard Canipe

    8 meses atrás

    I'm with you Critic, the "Original" is Awesome!

  61. Logan Redding

    Logan Redding

    8 meses atrás

    Hay Critic what do you think about all the videos saying that you suck? They’re saying things like how you were and watch movies and how you’re a hypocrite what do you think about that? And who oversees this and has Facebook or Twitter or whatever platform he’s using can you please send this to him that’s so I can get a response

  62. Shane  Hudson

    Shane Hudson

    8 meses atrás

    I would gladly take the fake life where I'm shtupping Sharon Stone in her prime.

  63. Midnight Darkwolf

    Midnight Darkwolf

    8 meses atrás

    I like this movie but it in my theory is a simulation because he sat right down and then the simulation happened

  64. Serious Spike Sam

    Serious Spike Sam

    8 meses atrás

    Just show that cookie real hard into Mars? Or maybe just shove your ass to Mars real hard.

  65. saxbend


    8 meses atrás

    Before talking about the awful remake with Colin Farrell, let's not forget the even worse one with Liam Neeson from a couple of years earlier. It was set in Germany instead of on Mars and had a different title (Unknown I think), but it was still just a bad remake of Total Recall.

  66. GoddessOfWhim2003


    8 meses atrás

    this movie traumatized me with the pulling that thing from his nose

  67. Nate DS

    Nate DS

    8 meses atrás

    Yeah there ARE alot of bad remakes. Except True grit Batman 89 The dark knighy trilogy All the spiderman movies The karate kid Captain america trilogy Evil dead The thing A fistful of dollars 12 monkeys IT Psyco(not the 1998 version) Silemce of the lambs Red dragon Lord of the rings Star treck Planet of the apes trilogy Casino royale Cinderella And The jungle book

  68. MadScientist512


    8 meses atrás

    I saw this in the cinema when it came out and it was definitely a relatively low-budget B-movie compared to other Arnie flicks.

  69. The Rejected Critic

    The Rejected Critic

    8 meses atrás

    Yea I like the new wall color

  70. transmorpherz


    9 meses atrás

    An amazing revue, a big thanks from 2018. Could you make a review of total recall 2012? I liked it also, though thought that remake will be shit, luckily it was nothing but relax and enjoy the show movie which I liked. Thanks👊👍

  71. B4TheWar


    10 meses atrás

    Sad there was no mention of that one dude on the escalator in the subway chase when Arnold used him as a human shield and took bullets from everyone there, got thrown around, and stepped on by all the grunts. RIP bullet-sponge man 😔🙏🏻

  72. James Ward

    James Ward

    10 meses atrás

    Love Total Recall but hate The Matrix WHY!!!!!

  73. OriginalSparkstar


    10 meses atrás

    Fun fact Sunsets on mars are blue supposedly

  74. Pythia Sibyls

    Pythia Sibyls

    11 meses atrás

    What happened to That Sci-Fi Guy? I love his videos and miss his content.

  75. dakota doyle

    dakota doyle

    11 meses atrás

    14:23 Usually a penetration starts the party

  76. Miyuru Eranda

    Miyuru Eranda

    11 meses atrás

    Michael Ironside is sam fisher

  77. Mario Caez

    Mario Caez

    Anos atrás

    Now shave your nuts

  78. Angelina Thompson

    Angelina Thompson

    Anos atrás


  79. Angelina Thompson

    Angelina Thompson

    Anos atrás


  80. Joseph Torres

    Joseph Torres

    Anos atrás

    The reactor scene also ignored minor details like Mars has less gravity than the moon and no magnetic shield to protect any atmosphere from solar wind blowing it off lol

  81. Joseph Torres

    Joseph Torres

    Anos atrás

    Random trivia of the day: the woman Arnie was disguised as was a schoolteacher. Can't remember her name and feeling too lazy to google it, but I saw some news article that she'd passed away. Gotta wonder, did anyone ever get her autograph? lol random

  82. PhoenixHealing


    Anos atrás

    Is Sci Fi Guy still around?

  83. Hernando Garibaldi

    Hernando Garibaldi

    Anos atrás

    Ha ha ha ha ! Do you think this is the real Quaid?... It is *ratatatatatata Ha ha ha ha ! Do you think this is the real Quaid?... It is *ratatatatatata Ha ha ha ha ! Do you think this is the real Quaid?... It is *ratatatatatata Ha ha ha ha ! Do you think this is the real Quaid?... It is *ratatatatatata Ha ha ha ha ! Do you think this is the real Quaid?... It is *ratatatatatata Ha ha ha ha ! Do you think this is the real Quaid?... It is *ratatatatatata Ha ha ha ha ! Do you think this is the real Quaid?... It is *ratatatatatata

  84. Ryan Rod

    Ryan Rod

    Anos atrás

    funny how NC's opinion on Voyager improves greatly by the time he reviews Small Soldiers

  85. Baikal920


    Anos atrás

    Did he call the dummy head a digital effect?

  86. Robin Anwaldt

    Robin Anwaldt

    Anos atrás

    There actually weren‘t digital effects in this movie. Apparently it‘s one of the last Hollywood movies to use old compositing techniques.

  87. Night Streak The horror movie cliche hunter

    Night Streak The horror movie cliche hunter

    Anos atrás

    I've sadly seen this movie

  88. Valter Fara

    Valter Fara

    Anos atrás

    You go to empty vacuum, you will loose concious by asphixation and fully freeze 30 seconds later.

  89. Steamtrains400 Trains400

    Steamtrains400 Trains400

    Anos atrás

    This film is worst film ever that y i like the remake film better becaue it got robots in it ha!

  90. branzombie


    Anos atrás

    Water blocks radio signals so yeah, wet towel

  91. sps000111


    Anos atrás

    "You think this is the real Quaide?" -- essentially how The Last Jedi ended. ;)

  92. Okoboji


    Anos atrás

    Total Recall was an excellent movie. Paul Verhoeven really knows how to direct a science fiction movie. The visual effects may look a little bit dated, but the story is still great.

  93. Dan Skelley

    Dan Skelley

    Anos atrás

    It'd had to have been real because at no point was Quiad enjoying himself. That whole experience could cause some serious PTSD. It was supposed to be a vacation not a torturous experience.

  94. Chakat Stripedfur

    Chakat Stripedfur

    Anos atrás

    All these years later, and I'm _still_ disappointed he didn't say "I'm the Nostalgia Critic, and I remember it for you wholesale." at the end as a nod towards the book.

  95. Viccatrix


    Anos atrás

    I would have gone with "Sorry but theres limb-ited space in this elevator"

    • Randal Graves

      Randal Graves

      8 meses atrás

      Viccatrix it wasn’t fair. The guy was un-armed.

  96. Griffin Tremaine

    Griffin Tremaine

    Anos atrás

    No mention of Paul Verhoeven's direction or Jerry Goldsmith's music? LAZY

  97. ai i

    ai i

    Anos atrás

    I didn't like this movie because it was scary to me as a kid. Too many gruesome, ugly, and painful scenes. The effects were too good. 😆 I find this less tolerable than what horror movies do today.

  98. Shadow Spectrum Swordtails

    Shadow Spectrum Swordtails

    Anos atrás

    20:05. XD

  99. D.DoT-Z


    Anos atrás

    That sci-fi guy needs to get more sleep

  100. ja da

    ja da

    Anos atrás

    Total Recall, The Running Man, True Lies and Predator are my favorite Arnold movies. Classics to this day.

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