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The Last Stand

Directed by Kim Jee-Woon
Produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura
Written by Andrew Knauer
With: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Forest Whitaker, Titos Menchaca, Peter Stormare, Richard Dillard, Eduardo Noriega, Luis Guzmán, Jaimie Alexander, Mathew Greer, Johnny Knoxville, Chris Browning, Zach Gilford, Christiana Leucas, and Harry Dean Stanton
Cinematography: Ji-yong Kim
Editing: Steven Kemper
Music: Mowg
Runtime: 107 min
Release Date: 18 January 2013
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
Color: Color
Arnold Schwarzenegger returns to the screen in this silly but entertaining action picture that plays like an overblown, contemporary, Rio Bravo-style western. While the narrative logic is flimsy, and Arnold is a totally ridiculous choice for the part of small town Arizona sheriff, the result is a sufficiently satisfying picture with just enough pace, humor, and visual style to deliver the goods as a comeback picture for the former “Governator”. The fact that Schwarzenegger is older, slower and creakier doesn’t hinder the film one bit--it actually gives it character.