Orion Pictures Corporation | Release Date: October 22, 1982 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Generally favorable reviews based on 15 Critics
Positive:
9
Mixed:
5
Negative:
1
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As a macho fantasy, First Blood is successful. But by the time it comes to its sobering, let's-put-this-all-in-a-sane-perspective conclusion, one has a right to feel powerfully misused. [25 Oct 1982, p.119]
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Boston GlobeBruce McCabe
Ted Kotcheff's First Blood is a cute, slick anti-Vietnam war film carefully treated to go down for the pro-war constituency it's made for. [23 Oct 1982]
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First Blood is a gung-ho action flick fast enough and brutal enough to become Stallone's first non-Rocky hit; on the profound sympathetic levels it seeks to address, however, it is an emission of profound stupidity. [22 Oct 1982]