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5.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 83 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 83
  2. Negative: 12 out of 83

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  1. Feb 4, 2013
    0
    I went in with ZERO expectations and came out in the NEGATIVE column. It was beyond bad. In many ways it's reprehensible. The story is ridiculous and the dialogue is tedious. Seeing a 70 yr Stallone all steroid-ed up with his face still botched up, was unnerving. Seeing him battle the young, hunky
    Jason M... was a just an embarrassment. Skip this one folks! Save your hard-earned dollars
    I went in with ZERO expectations and came out in the NEGATIVE column. It was beyond bad. In many ways it's reprehensible. The story is ridiculous and the dialogue is tedious. Seeing a 70 yr Stallone all steroid-ed up with his face still botched up, was unnerving. Seeing him battle the young, hunky
    Jason M... was a just an embarrassment. Skip this one folks! Save your hard-earned dollars and see something else.
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  2. Jul 17, 2013
    4
    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+
  3. Feb 9, 2013
    2
    What kills this movie for me, more than anything else, is the co-star Sung Kang. He's terrific in the Fast Furious movies, but he's criminally underdeveloped, under-directed, and just terrible in this film. He needs to have at least SOME backbone to serve as Sly's foil. Shahi could have been directed better as well. What's more, the ending is terrible. Don't bother considering thisWhat kills this movie for me, more than anything else, is the co-star Sung Kang. He's terrific in the Fast Furious movies, but he's criminally underdeveloped, under-directed, and just terrible in this film. He needs to have at least SOME backbone to serve as Sly's foil. Shahi could have been directed better as well. What's more, the ending is terrible. Don't bother considering this one see Joe Morgenstern's review for further guidance. Expand
  4. Feb 12, 2013
    4
    Walter Hill used to be a top action director and Sylvester Stallone was once an action hero. Both men have blown it with this lame dud. Stallone plays a hit man who teams up with a cop (Sung Kang) to avenge their partners and shut down a group of gangsters. Stallone acts more wooden than ever and the character's weak attempt to channel Eastwood's racist curmudgeon in "Grand Turino" isWalter Hill used to be a top action director and Sylvester Stallone was once an action hero. Both men have blown it with this lame dud. Stallone plays a hit man who teams up with a cop (Sung Kang) to avenge their partners and shut down a group of gangsters. Stallone acts more wooden than ever and the character's weak attempt to channel Eastwood's racist curmudgeon in "Grand Turino" is embarrassing. The action and writing are uninspired. Just skip it. Collapse
  5. Aug 3, 2013
    2
    Stallone, like Scharzeneger is famous for playing dumb meatheads. Why Americans so enjoy watching dumb meatheads beat up other dumb meatheads every time they decide to go to the movies, I don't know. What I do know is that this film wreaks like something produced from a squatting position.
  6. Jul 30, 2013
    2
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. best chemistry came from the bullets penetrating peoples heads. this was a weird coupling. Watch this an feel alienated. Pacing not the best and they pull it together an then no. This movie feels like your family doing a play Expand
  7. Oct 26, 2014
    4
    A disastrously pointless excuse for a movie. Why does Sylvester Stallone star in a movie in his sixties with a shirt off! Seriously he's old and there's nothing to show! Stallone plays Jimmy Bobo, a fearless assassin who kills his targets and in this movie we are totally unaware if he's working on his own demands or if he's a contracted killer with a boss. He poses another action flickA disastrously pointless excuse for a movie. Why does Sylvester Stallone star in a movie in his sixties with a shirt off! Seriously he's old and there's nothing to show! Stallone plays Jimmy Bobo, a fearless assassin who kills his targets and in this movie we are totally unaware if he's working on his own demands or if he's a contracted killer with a boss. He poses another action flick with not much excitement to promise. The only decent actor is Sung Kang, who plays a detective called Taylor Kwon: a cop who associates with Bobo as they attempt to track down and take out the killer, played by Jason Momoa. Their relationship in this particular case is hard to bear and they might as well have killed each other to save the bother of working together. Bobo also has a daughter who appears in bits of the movie and she's a tattooist who mostly tattoos herself and makes her look ridiculous.

    Director Walter Hill's 1987 action flick, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, which was Red Heat was quite boring as well as is Bullet to the Head, but Red Heat had Arnie in it and he's more entertaining and fabulous to watch! Bullet to the Head is just a major let down and hopefully there's no sequel on the way any time soon.
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Metascore
48

Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 34
  2. Negative: 5 out of 34
  1. Reviewed by: Jordan Hoffman
    Feb 26, 2013
    42
    Unfortunately the bulk of the picture is cut together like a beer commercial on poorly lit cheap video without much panache. Unless primary colors with a gauzy halo is panache.
  2. Reviewed by: Mike Scott
    Feb 8, 2013
    40
    It's done with affection, so it's hard to begrudge Hill for indulging in a postcard cliché or two. After all, it - like Hill's movie as a whole - certainly beats a bullet to the head.
  3. 70
    The upshot is a shoot-‘em-up with a lean palette and relatively streamlined carnage, wet but not sloppy. It can almost pass for “classical.”