Reel Movie Reviews: Rambo

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Stop us if you've heard this before: Sylvester Stallone is resurrecting a character that made him famous for yet another version of an ancient franchise.

This time, however, it's not Rocky Balboa.

Indeed, John Rambo is back in the aptly title movie, Rambo. Let's find out if critics feel like Stallone made the right move in bringing this action hero back to the big screen...

- It's confusing. Rambo makes you root for the wrong things. -- The Arizona Republic

- The action here is repetitive, derivative, and clunky. Then there's the subtext, which embodies enough jingoistic Imperialism to make Kipling puff up his chest with pride. -- Killer Movie Reviews

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- Has the gritty realism of the first film and a sadder mood for our hero but still continues Rambo as a soldier for hire involved in a standard plot. -- Mark's Movie Reviews

- Stallone (who looks fit but mostly keeps his shirt on) has no intention of bogging the action down, but it's still a notably cheerless exercise, without knowing winks or stabs (pardon the expression) at humor. -- Variety

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Rambo Quotes

Lord, make me your instrument of peace. Where there is hatred, let me bring love. Where there is darkness, light. For it is in giving we receive. It is in pardoning that we are pardoned. It is in dying... that we awake to eternal life.

Reverend Arthur Marsh

Maybe you've lost your faith in people. But you must still be faithful to something. You must still care about something. Maybe we can't change what is. But trying to save a life isn't wasting your life, is it?

Sarah Miller