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Bullet to the Head

Overview


Genre :

Action, Thriller

Release Date :

February 01, 2013

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Walter Hill

Starring :

Sylvester Stallone, Sarah Shahi, Sung Kang, Jason Momoa, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Christian Slater, Holt McCallany, Jon Seda, Beau Brasseaux, Weronika Rosati

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

1 of 4

“..this marks a new low for Sly. Gratuitously violent and brimming with slurs against Asians, this may be his first mean-spirited movie. It's certainly his worst..”
by Scott Bowles [USA Today]
“..this is surely an inside joke..”
by Chuck Wilson [Village Voice]
“..such touches aside, though, Bullet to the Head is less authentic Delta blues than gore-spattered bubblegum..”
by Mark Jenkins [NPR]
2 of 5

“..since "Bullet to the Head" feels as if its savvy star merely skipped past the 20-odd years since the early 1990s, a rehash like that ought to be easier than doing mildly sparky but so-so movies like this..”
by Joe Neumaier [New York Daily News]
Review rate : C-

“..it isn't cute. It's just an embarrassment..”
by Jordan Hoffman [Film.com]
2 of 4

“..if "Bullet" had anything else going for it, it might be a little more than just the grungy revenge flick of the week..”
by Tom Russo [Boston Globe]
3 of 5

“..feels like the type of picture that doesn't really get made anymore..”
by Barbara VanDenburgh [Arizona Republic]
“..Bullet in the Head is a throwback to the past with its eyes trained on the present, and it proves Hill has kept up with the times..”
by Rene Rodriguez [Miami Herald]
“..boring holes into people as disposable as paper gun targets..”
by Manohla Dargis [New York Times]
“..a hard-hitting exercise in beefy, brainless fun..”
by Jordan Mintzer [Hollywood Reporter]
2.5 of 5
Reviewed by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune]
Reviewed by Jay Weissberg [Variety]

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THE INTRUDERS :

“..this is one of those movies that's not very good but not so offensively bad that I regret ever seeing it. No doubt, it's also something I probably won't remember in a week..”
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