Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 34
  2. Negative: 5 out of 34
  1. 38
    Choppy and bordering on incoherent, Bullet to the Head is Stallone's answer to Schwarzenegger's "The Last Stand," an action exercise in "Here's how we used to do it."
  2. Reviewed by: Peter Travers
    Feb 1, 2013
    I can't detect the hand of Hill in even a single scene in Bullet in the Head. It plays like a Stallone vanity project, impure and stupefyingly simple.
  3. Reviewed by: Scott Bowles
    Jan 31, 2013
    Alas, shell casings, switchblades and severed limbs are all that's offered in this vile film, whose sole redeeming quality is that it ends. Eventually.
  4. Reviewed by: Ann Hornaday
    Jan 31, 2013
    Hill and Stallone seem determined simply to prove that, even in their golden years, they're still tough enough to rumble with all comers. Bullet to the Head exposes that bravado for the pose that it is, and it's not a good look.
  5. Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    Jan 31, 2013
    By the end I could have used a Bulleit to the mouth.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 77 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 29
  2. Negative: 4 out of 29
  1. Feb 11, 2013
    Hope I look that ripped when I am 66 years old. This is another action movie retro film riding on the success of the Expendables movies. We got one good Expendables film and now we get Arnie, Willis, and of course Stallone shoveled into their own me too action fiestas. If you are a fan of action films and old people jokes then this is the year for you! Oh, this is a movie review not a rant column. Sorry, the movie is a great Stallone movie. As it should be being directed by the master of this genre. Full Review »
  2. Feb 4, 2013
    This was a very good action movie. Nothing more, nothing less. Personally, I thought Stallone looked great for his age, regardless of how he got there. If you go in with zero expectations, then you deserve to be disappointed. This ain't Shakespeare, folks. It's a rough and ready popcorn movie that just happens to be done very well. Full Review »
  3. Jul 17, 2013
    Why did this film go into the theaters? This is a straight to DVD action movie similar to the one's done by Steven Seagal and Jean Claude Van Damme. If you are a huge action movie fan you may like this for me it's sub par. D+ Full Review »