Bullet to the Head Movie Reviews
User reviews on Bullet to the Head
My boyfriend really wanted to see this film so I gave in and went to see it with him. It is definitely not my kind of a film but it was not bad for what it was. It is one of those films that will entertain you but will also kill your brain cells in the process.I did enjoy watching Stallone, who surprisingly still looks good for his age, kick some ass and shoot people in the face and spit out me ridiculous and entertaining dialogue. I think this is the funniest performance that Stallone has ever given and I say that in a positive way, it was lots of fun to watch him. I like how the film gently made fun of it’s characters and I thought that the story was well told for what it was. The film is riddled with cliches but they are presented in a sassy kind of way and it did not bother me that much. Overall, people who like action films will love this movie.
This film is based on a graphic novel about a New Orlean hitman (Stallone) and DC cop (Kang) who form an alliance in order to catch the killers of their respective partners. This film is definitely not the smartest but it is brainless fun and sometimes we need that, at least I do.The film is very loud, with ridiculous dialogue and it is occasionally amusing and I honestly had a lot of fun watching it. Stallone is so much fun to watch and the film definitely brings out nostalgia about 80’s films. The film has every single cliche in the book but it rolls it out with a certain sass and it is amusing to watch. Overall, I think a lot of people will have fun watching this film, therefore I recommend seeing it in the theaters.
Did you see The Daily Show on Monday night? If not, let me inform you that guest Bob Costas referenced the movie Bullet to the Head in formulating his well-articulated argument for gun control in America. I had never heard of the movie before Costas mentioned it, so naturally when I found out I was going to review another action movie with Sylvester Stallone as a gun-toting badass, I walked in with my eyes rolling at super speed.
Well, I have to say that it’s not nearly as bad as I thought it was going to be. For those of you who enjoy brainless, beefy, and brawny movies about 80s action stars getting revenge for the standard issue only-in-the-movie motivations, this is a far more watchable movie than the recent Schwarzenegger mega-bomb The Last Stand.
The credit goes to Sylvester Stallone, who, despite the botched plastic surgery, really knows what he is doing in flicks like these. The menacing grunts and hurling dialogue make him the perennial hulk that audiences love Stallone to play, and he carries it to the hilt as a New Orleans hitman known know as Jimmy Bobo (yes, I laughed too). His partner is killed and so he must avenge his death. That’s all you need to know about the story.
It then goes bam-pow-wham-bam for the last plus one-hour, but it is well-done as far as choreographed action sequences go. As for Bob Costas’s argument, I still wholeheartedly agree. But that doesn’t mean we expect Stallone to start acting in period costume dramas with Daniel Day Lewis and Dame Judi Dench. Even Adrian wouldn’t approve of that.