Rambo (2008)

Rambo (2008)

Rambo (2008)
Steroid-smuggler Sylvester Stallone brings his iconic John Rambo character back to the silver screen! 20 years after we left him, Rambo has decided to live the quiet life, running a longboat on the Salween River in northern Thailand. Rambo enjoys fishing and catching snakes, calmly ignoring the civil war that rages on the nearby Burmese border.

But then, two weeks after taking some human rights missionaries up the river, he finds out that they've been captured and held hostage. When a priest comes to him asking for help, John Rambo, super-soldier, knows what he must do...
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Rambo (2008) / Reviews

Flicks, Team

Flicks, Team

Possibly the most violent movie ever. In the stuff of ready-made film-geek legend, the director of Rambo sat in a chair marked, in eBay-ready mission-statement, “John Rambo”.

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Variety

Variety

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. It is in all respects, rather, a completely workmanlike effort.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The movie does have its own kind of blockheaded poetry.

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Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

Rambo is surprisingly effective as an action movie precisely because the villains seem truly dangerous and the "mission" truly a death wish.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Rambo films are, after all, about entertainment and body count and rather than dwelling on the plight of the Burmese people he prefers to set about shocking us into a numb state with as much over-the-top, gruesome and gratuitous violence as he can muster.

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Newshub

Newshub

Rambo is not what you’d generally call a ‘good movie’, but it is a ridiculously excessive exercise in cinematic brutality which goes way, way further than any fan could have hoped for. As far as no-brainer action flicks go, this is about as good as it gets folks.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Rambo could have been a satisfying romp - wherein bad dialogue and cardboard characters can be forgiven - but for the sin of making the main man step to the sidelines in favour of charisma-free fillers. Bad move, Sly...

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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

The film is shamelessly exploitative and manipulative in how it attempts to manoeuvre the audience to join in this celebration of violence.

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