The Last Stand

  • 15
  • Kim Ji-woon (2013)
  • US
  • 102 min
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Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

Arnold Schwarzenegger takes on his first lead role for ten years here, having retired as governor of California. He stars as former Los Angeles narcotics squad detective Ray Owens, who's coasting towards retirement as the sheriff of a sleepy town near the border with Mexico. But when the boss of a drugs cartel (Eduardo Noriega) escapes from FBI custody and heads Ray's way, he and his motley crew of deputies are faced with stopping the bad guy by any means necessary. Close examination of the hole-riddled plot may invite more questions than answers, but director Kim Jee-woon wisely concentrates on thrilling shoot-outs and explosions, ticking just about every box long-term Arnie fans will want ticked. Schwarzenegger gamely mocks his own action-hero persona, while Johnny Knoxville provides abundant comic relief as the misfit owner of an artillery museum who's drafted in to help save the day.

Plot Summary

Action thriller starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Forest Whitaker. A disgraced Los Angeles sheriff is living out the days to his retirement in a sleepy border town. But he faces one final test, as a ruthless drugs lord who has escaped FBI custody heads his way, determined to cross into Mexico.

Cast and crew


Sheriff Ray Owens
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Agent John Bannister
Forest Whitaker
Lewis Dinkum
Johnny Knoxville
Frank Martinez
Rodrigo Santoro
Sarah Torrance
Jaimie Alexander
Mike Figuerola
Luis Guzman
Gabriel Cortez
Eduardo Noriega
Peter Stormare
Jerry Bailey
Zach Gilford
Agent Ellen Richards
Genesis Rodriguez
Mr Parsons
Harry Dean Stanton


Kim Ji-woon

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
Violence, swearing.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 25 Jan 2013
Certificate 15
Lions Gate Home Entertainment UK Ltd