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  • Summary: Twenty years after the last film in the series, John Rambo has retreated to northern Thailand, where he's running a longboat on the Salween River. On the nearby Thai-Burma border, the world's longest-running civil war, the Burmese-Karen conflict, rages into its 60th year. But Rambo, who lives a solitary, simple life in the mountains and jungles fishing and catching poisonous snakes to sell, has long given up fighting, even as medics, mercenaries, rebels and peace workers pass by on their way to the war-torn region. That all changes when missionaries are captured by the Burmese Army. Pastor Arthur Marsh turns to Rambo for help. Although the United States military trained him to be a lethal super soldier in Vietnam, decades later Rambo's reluctance for violence and conflict are palpable, his scars faded, yet visible. However, the lone warrior knows what he must do. (Lionsgate)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 26
  2. Negative: 7 out of 26
  1. 80
    A straight-ahead exercise in brutality.
  2. Rambo teaches that fighting sucks, good intentions can be futile, and coalitions of the willing are a charade: A man's got to do what a man's got to do.
  3. Reviewed by: Jim Ridley
    60
    Gorier, meaner and uglier than anything Sylvester Stallone has made before, and as such damnably effective in rousing your blood lust, this wind-up groin kicker of a movie seems initially as wary of being pulled back into a dirty job as its reluctant hero.
  4. Reviewed by: Eric Alt
    50
    Rambo is surprisingly effective as an action movie precisely because the villains seem truly dangerous and the "mission" truly a death wish.
  5. 38
    Needlessly violent? No, Rambo is needfully violent. Johnny R. is a man constructed of violence.
  6. With its first-person-shooter perspective and gun-andrun narrative, this one’s for the PlayStation crowd. It’s not a movie. It’s an adrenaline pump and purveyor of raw carnage.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 10 out of 163
  1. May 23, 2011
    10
    One of my favourite movies, it really deserves more than it got. Great story and action, Stallone is really charismatic. An awesome finale to the series. Expand
  2. RaedB.
    Jan 29, 2008
    10
    This is a perfect action flick. It had a all the key things that make a great action flick. This is the only movie I have seen in about 10 years that literally had none stop explosive action. Expand
  3. Betadog
    Jan 25, 2008
    10
    Unreal!!! the olf guy can still pull it off. this movie is great.
  4. ShakirA.
    Feb 24, 2008
    10
    Film was great, 10/10 easily great film to watch. A must see.
  5. AlanM.
    Jan 25, 2008
    9
    Don't bring your girlfriend - go to a bar and have a few with your buds and prepare to be blown away by some of the most graphic combat scenes every to make the screen! There are some classic one-liners by Rambo and if you can accept the movie for what it is...you will enjoy the ride of your life! P.S. Bring a helmet... Expand
  6. MarkS.
    Jun 9, 2008
    9
    Hi, I had no trouble with Rambo. When you
  7. MattCohen
    Mar 10, 2008
    0
    total crap :/

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