A fantastic film that you can watch over and over (by Thomasco)
"Twins" is a cinematic treat with a universal, classic, and timeless appeal. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito are at their best here. In fact, all parties concerned pull together for a harmonious production that is very entertaining and holds up to repeated viewings. Among the supporting cast you will see some familiar faces, including the legendary Nehemiah Persoff, in a very relaxed role.This fun film has a great story, lots of plot mechanisms to keep you interested, a wonderful mix of characters, a good soundtrack, plenty of laughs, and even some very touching moments. I <more>
guarantee it will put a smile on your face and put you in a good mood.
Twins is one of the finest films ever made.It stars a particulary fine Schwarzenegger in his first comedy outing and he was outstanding in every scene, DeVito shines all the way through and he has many funny lines. Together they had the charisma and talent to make for many memorable and superb scenes, it was all outstanding in this film . An extremely beautiful Kelly Preston also starred and gave extra spice to the film.The story is cute and charming, the music soundtrack was very good and Georges Delerue and Randy Edelman gives us the best tunes ever made.As comedies go Twins is my favourite <more>
because it combines a perfect cast with a charming story and great music. Great directing job by Ivan Reitman.
This was a great film. The story is of a man Julius Benedict, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger who grows up on a tropical island with a scientist, and knows nothing of modern society. Then one day he finds out he has a twin brother in L.A. He was also told that his mother died giving birth to him and his brother. When he gets to L.A. he finds his brother, who appears to be nothing like him, sort of an opposite person entirely, although they share some things in common. Julius is very pleasant, sensible, intelligent, Vincent, his brother, is a petty car thief and always getting into trouble. <more>
Julius goes looking for where their mother lived and finds she is gone. He finds one of his 6 fathers, but not his mother. He is given an address in New Mexico to find a scientist who was at his birth. Julius was part of a secret govt experiment to produce a superhuman man . He goes with his brother Vincent to find the scientist, who tells them their mother is alive and well and living near Santa Fe. So they go off looking for her, find her but don't realise it, as she thinks they are tricking her. She was lied to as well, being told that her son was dead, and nothing about the twin son who was born 1 minute later.Add to that some villains chasing the brothers as Vincent is driving a stolen car with a secret jet engine stored in the back, and some comedy along the way, and some magnificent scenery along the way.I thought the relationship between the two twins was great, very well done, and believable. What they said about being a family was very moving. And at the end it all works out well.An excellent film about relationships, family, and what is important in life, and about how to do the right thing, when at the end the twins do the right thing and get rewarded.I recommend this film. If you view it as a violent movie about beating the criminals, it can work on that level, if you view it as a comedy it is quite good too, but as a film about family and relationships is where it really works best, view this with an open heart.
Funny film and convincing acting from both De Vito and Schwarzenegger. The story itself seems a bit far-fetched although this is compensated by lots of hilarious moments and situations. The fun comes mainly from De Vito, he's at his best here. And if you don't like Schwarzenegger's action films - try this comedy! You'll sort of like him!
Awesome Comedy, Arnie And Danny Worked Extremely Well Together! (by callanvass)
This is an awesome comedy, Arnie And Danny worked extremely well together!. it's hilarious, and Danny and Arnie have amazing chemistry together!. It's good natured, and i really dug all the characters, they were all extremely likable,however there didn't seem to be one true villain in it, but that's a minor complaint, as the film is very funny, and of course it helps when you have the HOT! Kelly Preston!. It was cool to see Arnie in a comedy and the story was very good!. This is one of my favorite comedies, it's always funny,touching, and always entertaining!, however how <more>
did Arnie and Danny bond so quick?, is it because, Arnie helped him out from a beating? i think so. The Direction is great. Ivan Reitman does a great job here, keeping the film fresh and funny, and also keeping the film at a very fast pace!, great job. The Acting is EXCELLENT!. Arnold Schwarzenegger is AMAZING as always, and was extremely hilarious here, he looked like he was having a ball with this role, he also had amazing chemistry with Danny Devito, and Kelly Preston, and extremely likable! Arnie Rules! , great to see him in a comedy!., he is amazing in anything!. Danny DeVito is GREAT here, he is also extremely hilarious had awesome chemistry with Arnie and Chloe Webb and was extremely likable, great paring!. Kelly Preston is STUNNINGLY GORGEOUS!, and is excellent here ,she did her job extremely well, had amazing chemistry with Arnie and Damn is she sexy!. Chloe Webb, does very well with what she had to do, and had good chemistry with Danny!, i liked her. Bonnie Bartlett, is good, in her scenes. Marshall Bell, is okay here and nothing more. David Caruso is also okay in his scenes. Overall a must see! **** out of 5
I will make this review short and sweet. I am a fan of Arnold and i have not liked many of his comedies or non-action films, but this one is surprisingly fun. Its not that this was an epic or super quoted comedy film but it is just warm-hearted. The reason why i loved the film is because Arnold's character Julius is just this perfect human being that you love. He is smart, strong, caring, loving, considerate polite amongst other quality traits. It is kinda sad that he gets exposed to the real world and all the scum in it. A good movie about 2 polar opposites who are brothers and come <more>
together to form what they had always wanted in life....a family. 9/10 stars.
Pretty much faultless - 5.9? How come? (by alan997)
I don't do IMDb reviews. I drop by all the time, and when I've just sen a movie, I often drop by with my prediction...and though I say so myself, I've got pretty good over the years. I guess 6.3, it's a 6.5; I guess 7.2, it's a 7.0.Just watched Twins for the first time in 20 years and came in with my prediction of 8.1 and what the...? 5.9? You have got to be kidding! Of its genre, Twins is damn near perfect. Great idea, brilliantly executed. An excellent script, with great one-liners and terrific plot twists along the way. And above all, one of the best buddy-twosomes <more>
outside of 48 Hours. How this ended up under 6 just defeats me.I was so amazed - and indignant - that I ended up doing my first IMDb review in years, in the hopes it might ease the score just a bit closer to where it deserves to be - which is 8, minimum. If you don't enjoy Twins, check for a pulse.
One of Arnie's better comedies. (by DavidSim240183)
The idea of Arnold Schwarzenegger being in a comedy sounds like a recipe for disaster. But his stiff delivery actually works in his favour for this film, and he makes a great double-act with Danny DeVito.Arnie plays Julius Benedict, and is the result of a top secret government experiment to create the world's most physically and mentally enhanced human being. Six men who were model citizens, like athletes and scientists were chosen to contribute a sample of genetic material. Mary-Ann Benedict was chosen to carry the baby. But instead of giving birth to one baby, she had twins.Julius was <more>
taken to a tropical island in the South Pacific where he was educated and cared for. By the time he was 35, he can speak up to twelve languages, holds degrees in biology, chemistry and physics, and is an expert in the martial arts. When he is told he has a twin brother, Vincent, he decides to leave the seclusion of the island to find him.Vincent Danny DeVito had a completely different upbringing than Julius. He was taken to an orphanage in Los Angeles, where he eventually ran away. By the time he was 35, he is up to his eyes in debt, loan sharks are after him, and he is now in jail.When they finally meet, they are both shocked that they look nothing alike, and are almost completely different in every way. Julius is very naive, and has a big heart. Vincent is a selfish hustler, who has as much taste for women as he does for money. Despite their differences, they try to track down their mother, and learn more about each other in the process.Arnie and DeVito have a terrific chemistry, and director Ivan Reitman made the wise choice of putting the two of them together. Its clear in their scenes together that they enjoyed working with each other. Scenes such as Julius saving Vince from a loan shark, and Vince teaching Julius how to dance are definite highlights.Reitman adds more into the film with a subplot about a stolen engine Vince wants to sell. Honestly this doesn't contribute anything to the film, and the most interesting things are Julius and Vince's exploits.Arnie manages to be convincingly awkward as he deals with the outside world for the first time. DeVito is perfectly cast too, and he shows what a great actor he is by being dramatic as well as sarcastic. Interestingly, when Reitman paired them up again in Junior, the magic wasn't the same.Although not on the same level with Reitman's Ghostbusters or Evolution, Twins is very entertaining, and is carried almost single-handed by Arnie and DeVito.
One of a kind... Or is that...two? (by MovieAddict2016)
TWINS is a very original comedy, and whoever thought about the SLIGHTEST idea of putting Schwarznegger and DeVito together in a film portraying twins must be nutty! This film is excellent, the acting's great, the script's great, and the chemistry between DeVito and Schwarznegger is worth pointing out. 3.5/5 stars--