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Crime is the disease and Sylvester Stallone is the cure in Cobra, a high-octane rehash of the Clint Eastwood/Dirty Harry films, burnished to a 1980s action sheen. Stallone is Marion Cobretti, a cop called in when regular police methods have failed. Cobra is sent to get a cult of Charles Manson-like serial killers and to protect Ingrid (Brigitte Nielsen), a beautiful, statuesque witness who is set to testify against them. Cobra deposits Ingrid in an out-of-the-way town for safe-keeping, but a
May 23, 1986 Wide
Jul 3, 2001
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It's fast-paced and full of gaudy action, yet it's thoroughly unsatisfying, largely because it's so lazy.
The body count is only somewhere in the high eighties -- and most of these are simply gunned down with a deplorable lack of invention.
The film trades on the same technique used by books that attack pornography by printing examples of the dirty pictures. Cobra pretends to be against the wanton violence of a disintegrating society, but it's really the apotheosis of that violence.
Dated and unintentionally laughable, Cobra will always be best known for the catchphrase "You're a disease and I'm the cure." Ironically, any audience foolhardy enough to brave this ugly movie is liable to stagger out feeling mighty sick. [Blu-ray]
...an exciting, blisteringly-paced actioner that benefits substantially from Sylvester Stallone's engrossing work as the title character.
Every aspect of this film is reprehensible. Stallone's character is an empty hulk; the few attempts to provide us with little insights into his character are downright laughable.
Sub-par Stallone shoot-em-up.
Camp for adults. This is before Nielson got all puffy and drunkish too!
An adequate no-brainer that does little to distinguish itself from the rest of Sly's action man back catalogue.
I'll take 'Ludicrous Stallone Action Flicks From the Late 80s' for $500, Alex.
Audience Reviews for Cobra
- Marion Cobretti: Come on pig!
- Night Slasher: We're the future!
- Marion Cobretti: No, you're history.
- Marion Cobretti: Hey dirtbag, you're a lousy shot. I don't like lousy shots. You wasted a kid... for nothing. Now I think it's time to waste you!
- Gonzales: I would kill for some...
- Marion Cobretti: What?
- Gonzales: Gummy bears.
- Marion Cobretti: You're a disease - and I'm the cure.
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