Bullet to the Head Reviews

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Travis Hopson
Examiner.com
October 5, 2013

The movie's titled Bullet to the Head, what the heck do you think it's going to be?

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers
July 27, 2013

It says "revenge never gets old." Yeah, but Sylvester Stallone did. Yikes.

Full Review | Original Score: C
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
July 16, 2013

A big, dumb action film that charges forward believing Stallone is charismatic enough to sell even bad writing. He's not.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jeremy Lebens
We Got This Covered
July 15, 2013

Walter Hill's Bullet to the Head is a gritty and tough throwback to times when action films were simple, fun and still considered entertaining and worth the money.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013

As unsubtle as its title, this action film is repetitive and packed with silly cliches that should be put to sleep.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5
Elias Savada
Film Threat
June 6, 2013

Nothing to write home about, but with some decent fight sequences, good stunts, and amusing banter between Stallone and Kang. No need to rush out to the cineplex, although worthwhile to catch on-demand later this year.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
May 6, 2013

The roar dies into a hollow echo, the growl gets gutturally one-note and the grit becomes B-movie background. Has too scuzzy a heart to pump out a deep throb of action. Peel this one back and you get more pit than pulp.

Richard von Busack
MetroActive
March 19, 2013

The film could be summed by its product placement for Bulleit Bourbon, treated like a rare luxury when it's actually $20 a bottle at Trader Joe's; director Walter Hill serves this inexpensive, everyday material with a serious flourish.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
March 18, 2013

At its ridiculous best Bullet reminds us why we liked Stallone in the first place. But time has moved on, for him and for us and there's a point where looking back this way stops being entertaining and starts to become sad.

Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
Movies With Butter
March 15, 2013

Walter Hill has lost none of his directorial prowess!

Dave White
Movies.com
March 8, 2013

What's it about? Some bad guys. And some other bad guys. And some badder guys. And bullets to the head, as though through repetition of the title in action we're meant to finally understand the platonic ideal of how to murder a person with a gun.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
March 1, 2013

A barely passable, if unmemorable, bit of action-heavy entertainment -- as long as you don't think too hard about the script's eye-rollingly contrived setup.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
February 17, 2013

Look, Stallone has a perky daughter. Will she end up tied to a chair in a disused refinery (or something)? You know it.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
February 16, 2013

... a star vehicle for Stallone first and foremost, giving him a potentially intriguing antihero character surrounded by a story that shoots blanks.

Tony Medley
Tolucan Times
February 9, 2013

Stallone still mumbles the lines, but his timing is pretty good and the jokes are well done. Violent as the film is, the special effects and stunts are impressive, especially the ax fight at the end.

Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
February 9, 2013

An okay action movie but sadly Stallone has entered into the "who cares" category.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
February 8, 2013

Stallone and Hill make the often-corny dialogue sound not only plausible but weirdly logical.

John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
February 8, 2013

With a cracked-asphalt voice, a shaved-wildebeest hide, the veined musculature of Swamp Thing and the apparent flexibility of a tree trunk, the aging Sylvester Stallone remains a commanding, amusing and somewhat awe-inspiring screen presence.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
February 7, 2013

Thanks to Hill's directorial brio and some hot-wired one liners, Stallone can still put bad folks out of their misery real fast.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
February 7, 2013

This is a very violent police action film, and that is all you can expect from it.

Full Review | Original Score: C+
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