By Owen Gleiberman
July 16, 1993 at 04:00 AM EDT

Danny Madigan (Austin O’Brien), a mop-topped 11-year-old, is seated in a grimy Times Square movie palace watching his favorite hero, the Los Angeles police sergeant Jack Slater (Arnold Schwarzenegger), when he’s suddenly propelled into the movie. Since Danny worships Slater, you’d think he’d be thrilled to find himself inside one of his adventures. Instead, the kid grows a bit disgruntled; he starts trying to prove to Slater that Slater is just a movie character. Last Action Hero is a perverse spectacle: a stupid, generic slab of action bombast that keeps reminding us it’s a stupid, generic slab of action bombast.

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  • PG-13
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