G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

From the director of The Mummy is this actioner adapted from the line of Hasbro toys (originally created in the 60s). The film is an origin story, charting the rise of the evil Cobra Organisation and the formation of team G.I. Joe – which includes Dennis Quaid as General Hawk, Channing Tatum as Duke, Marlon Wayans as Ripcord and Sienna Miller as The Baroness.

2009111 minsUSA
ActionAdventureScience Fiction

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G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra / Reviews

Variety

Variety

While thesping is not the main game here, having a cast of bright young things certainly helps, and Quaid gets in a few nice John Wayne-like moments as the no-nonsense boss.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

This pricey, juiceless pulp could never have been killed by critics, simply because it was already dead.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Certainly better than "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen." How so? Admittedly, it doesn't have as much cleavage. But the high-tech hardware is more fun to look at than the transforming robots, the plot is as preposterous, and although the noise is just as loud, it's more the deep bass rumbles of explosions than the ear-piercing bang of steel robots pounding on each other.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

The second big screen toy story of the year is better than some might expect.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

The action is mostly brisk and bracing and the battleground, particularly Cobra's headquarters -- a vast network of tunnels under the polar ice cap -- are wonderfully imagined, as are the futuristic machines at the Joes' disposal. Basically, the Joes are not bad, it's just that they could have been much better with a little less conversation, a little more action.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

After nearly two hours of nonstop mayhem, the film ends on a surprisingly muted note, though pains have been taken to make sure that the hoped-for sequel has been carefully set up.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Bond without the style and Team America without the bellylaughs. The moronic script and nonsensical plot are good for a snicker, though.

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