Bullet to the Head Reviews

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Christian Law
We Got This Covered
February 1, 2013

Bullet to the Head ​is sufficient for some beautifully shot bits of crackling violence, but devoid of the unique thrills it could have delivered.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Ross Jones-Morris
January 31, 2013

Bullet To The Head is not so much a film as an extended homage.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
Kirk Baird
Toledo Blade
February 1, 2013

I didn't think it was possible to make a boring action film in New Orleans, but Bullet to the Head proved me wrong.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Mark Ellis
Schmoes Know
February 4, 2013

The fights are worth the price of admission (come on people, there's an axe fight!), but as a movie "Bullet to the Head" can't get up there with Sly's other recent endeavors.

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
Soren Anderson
Seattle Times
Top Critic
January 31, 2013

Fans of generic genre action will get their money's worth.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Shaun Munro
What Culture
January 11, 2013

Sleazy but dull, this glorified TV movie continues the self-destruction of the once-talented Walter Hill's career.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Joshua Starnes
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
Siobhan Synnot
January 28, 2013

Certainly noisy, occasionally amusing, but chiefly a reminder that the cinematic legacy of dull 1980s storytelling deserves a bullet of its own.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Roger Moore
Movie Nation
January 30, 2013

Stallone is still better than Schwarzenegger, but this is just as dumb as "Last Stand," and choppy to the point of incoherence.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
February 1, 2013

The title itself should deter viewers who favor smart cinema over mindless mayhem.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
James Berardinelli
Top Critic
February 3, 2013

It's a series of fight scenes that build to a climax that is surprisingly unsatisfying in the way it ultimately plays out.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Alonso Duralde
Top Critic
February 1, 2013

Stallone can still be entertaining, but here he's got no character to play, nothing fun to say, and the craziest hair/hairpiece/scalp growth this side of John Travolta.

Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic
January 31, 2013

By the end I could have used a Bulleit to the mouth.

Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express
January 31, 2013

It strains to be lively and the basso-voiced Stallone works hard but there's no disguising a dumb, unimaginative screenplay.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jordan Hoffman
Top Critic
January 31, 2013

Cut together like a beer commercial on poorly lit cheap video without much panache.

Full Review | Original Score: C-
Adam Woodward
Little White Lies
January 31, 2013

Bwah bluh gurh [casual racism] fnuh buh gwugh [huge explosion].

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mike Scott
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
Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers
July 27, 2013

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

Full Review | Original Score: C
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