A James Bond pastiche for the 1990s, TRUE LIES is hugely elaborate and ultimately disturbing, a big empty gloss on action formulas with an ugly edge that belies its all-in-good-fun surface.
Special agent Harry Tasker (Arnold Schwarzenegger) emerges from the water outside a heavily guarded mansion, peels off his wetsuit to reveal the dinner jacket underneath, and strolls into a swanky party. He tangos with a treacherous woman (Tia Carrere), steals some computer files, and escapes in
a spectacular flurry of gunfire and masked pursuers on skis. Now for the joke: Harry goes home to mousy wife Helen (Jamie Lee Curtis) and the sham of his domestic life, in which he ...