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Rambo (2008) Movie Reviews

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Towaway
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12/28/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rambo once more.

You get exactly what you expect from this film and with Stallone's personal touch a bit of a surprise. While in one of the interviews included on the DVD Stallone says he wanted to stay away from a "caper" that's exactly what we find John Rambo falling into in an effort to rescue missionaries from a Burmese prison camp.

The action and blood are the usual though it seems as if Stallone went out of his way for realism with the close ups and slow motion shots of decapitations, bullet wounds and disembowelments.

The one thing Stallone adds to this film is the inner turmoil Rambo is going through as he finally comes to terms with who he is as a "fighting machine", what his past has done to him and, finally, a peace he can find for himself.

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2.5/4 

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goodfellamike
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10/26/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Murdering hundreds is just a walk in the park

John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) is a morally-wounded soldier of fortune who lives a quiet life in Thailand, catching deadly cobras and pythons for a sideshow flophouse that allows him living space in the back. One day he is approached by a group of Christian missionaries led by Michael and Sara Burnette (Paul Schulze and Julie Benz). They need Rambo's help to get up a dangerous river into Burma to deliver medicine and supplies to the sick and wounded villagers who have been massacred by a sadistic Colonel and his personal army. The Colonel has been committing genocide to build his army out of the young boys whose families are slaughtered. Rambo warns Michael and Sara of such a trek, but is eventually persuaded to lead them. Soon, he is vindicated in his advice when the army scours the vil...

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2.5/4 

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Franz Patrick
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03/14/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Not Terrible

I haven't seen any of the preceding "Rambo" films but this one was not bad. The first thirty minutes was dull but it managed to deliver the blood and guts that moviegoers want. I was in a room full of guys when I saw this film and they seemed to have enjoyed it. I did, too, because it was nice to not have to think to much; to just sit back and enjoy the flying bullets and loud explosions. My main problem was the script: there were too many cheesy lines that made my eyes roll multiple times. I know it's supposed to be an action film but action films are capable of being eloquent such as "Die Hard" and "Speed." I've been told that Sylvester Stallone didn't do as many stunts as he did in the past but that is understandable because he's entered his sixties. Still, one can tell that he's fit a...

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2/4 

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01/30/2008 (2 of 2 found this helpful)

Bloody marvelous action

I was really looking forward to this movie ever since the three minute grainy rated R trailer showed up on the net. It would be safe to say that it was my most anticipated movie of the year. They just don't make action movies like they used to back in the 80s without taking themselves too seriously. Rambo completely delivered on all fronts, mainly the ass kicking one. Stallone has the character down and just like he does with Rocky, he is Rambo. The action scenes are some of the best I've ever seen and the violence is just magnificent, limbs/heads/torsos are flying everywhere in all their bloody glory. There is no symbolism or deeper meaning and the plot is just a means to move the killing along. Most fun I've had in a theater in a long time.

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3.5/4 

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Josh C
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01/29/2008 (2 of 2 found this helpful)

The Best Rambo Yet - Rambo saves Burma

Girls beware, this is the ultimate guy movie. Not the guy movies that come out nowadays like "Transformers" but the traditional action-packed guy movies from the days of Steven Segal and well... Sylvester Stallone. The kind where the plot sucks but you can't turn it off because it is exciting to watch. Blood oozing, limbs flying, heads exploding awesomeness.

Rambo is not exactly known for its dialog, in depth plot or acting, which is why I love this movie. It didn't try to be something it is not. Stallone simple got huge (off of Human Growth Hormones) and kicked some ass.

Film critics will probably shoot holes in all the movie's flaws and the lack of dept, maybe the crappy acting, but to them I ask this "Would you say that to Rambo's face?"

I give this movie 4 stars because I d...

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4/4 

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