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Movie review: ‘The Last Stand'

Oklahoman Modified: January 17, 2013 at 5:11 pm •  Published: January 18, 2013

Owens' team consists of the innocent newbie (Zach Gilford), the grumpy veteran (Luis Guzman), the pretty and capable female deputy (Jaimie Alexander), her screw-up ex-boyfriend who happens to be in the town's lone jail cell (Rodrigo Santoro) and Knoxville, the wacko who gives his weapons pet names.

The shoot-outs and showdowns are muscular and high-energy and consist of an insane amount of gunfire, although there are some bursts of squirm-inducing, creative carnage. Much of the hand-to-hand combat is shot and edited in a way to obscure what Schwarzenegger is actually doing while creating the illusion that he's kicking all kinds of butt.

That this scrappy band of underdogs can take out the more technologically advanced villain and his crew should come as no surprise.

— Christy Lemire, The Associated Press