Picks and Pans Review: Total Recall

updated 12/31/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/31/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

Until director Paul Verhoeven allows the violence to reach the berserk level, Arnold Schwarzenegger and a spectacular special-effects team seem on their way to a futuristic classic. Where they're really going, though, is a vile, perverse slaughterhouse of a movie.

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