Factory worker Doug Quaid (Farrell) has recurring dreams of being a spy and a rebel. His wife, Lori (Beckinsale), is sympathetic but helpless, so he goes to a company called Rekall to have memories implanted that will allow him to live his dream. Only it turns out not to be a fantasy, after all...
Perhaps no more absurd than the Verhoeven version, but certainly less amusing. Farrell and Beckinsale emerge unscathed, but the endless scrabbling for novelty and reinvention leaves this feeling unaccountably stale and familiar.
Reviewed by Helen O'Hara
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