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

Burma's a warzone.

John J. Rambo

When you're pushed, killing's as easy as breathing.

John J. Rambo