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Rambo (Rambo IV) Reviews

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Gina Carbone
Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
January 26, 2008
This is the Schindler's List of B-list butchery.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.25/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
January 25, 2008
A brutish, brutal and simplistic orgy of violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
January 24, 2008
It's a middling movie both in terms of the franchise and in terms of action movies in general.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nell Minow
January 27, 2008
It loses all meaning and becomes a numbing barrage of blood. We end up wondering how the special effects were achieved instead of investing in the outcome.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 1, 2008
The film does for the Myanmar genocide what I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry did for same-sex marriage...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John P. McCarthy
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
January 30, 2008
No matter how reluctant and torn the killer, 'Rambo' is an apologia for brute force.
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
January 31, 2008
To quote Joseph Bologna in "My Favorite Year," 'what a stinkburger!'
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly
February 2, 2009
Do you want disembowelment and decapitation with your popcorn? Is gore glorious? Is brutality orgasmic? Is spurting blood the fountain of fun? If so, Rambo is 4 U.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Christian Toto
Washington Times
January 29, 2008
Rambo shows Stallone ran out of ideas after penning 2006's Rocky Balboa.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
January 25, 2008
Crass exploitation of a serious issue, yes, and also the type of comic-book cartoonishness that the series has always peddled, regardless of the grim aesthetic and tone employed throughout this installment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Eric D. Snider
January 30, 2008
A cynical cash-grab, made not because Stallone had some good ideas for the character but because he wanted to capitalize on it.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Bob Grimm
Tucson Weekly
February 25, 2008
I love Stallone, but this isn't any fun. I'm also concerned because he's starting to look like the Cloverfield monster. No more HGH!
Full Review | Original Score: 2.25/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
January 25, 2008
I suppose this is what we get for encouraging the man.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Kevin McCarthy
BDK Reviews
May 17, 2008
(Rambo) really only has 3-4 minutes of redeeming entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Prairie Miller
May 13, 2008
Suspiciously wrinkle-resistant Stallone in comeback, a Rambo in serious need of anger management and not too shy to get into a little ripping out of throats with bare hands and selective disemboweling too.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
February 5, 2008
...at this rate, what can we look forward to? Cobra: Back in the Hood? Son of Judge Dredd?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Beth Accomando
February 3, 2008
This film is like a bull in a China shop -- it just keeps charging forward, destroying everything in its path.
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
January 29, 2008
The lack of irony or humor -- except for the occasional unintended chuckles provoked by certain platitudinal one-liners -- here separates the violence from Tarantino films or graphic novel adaptations that often use their bloodfests to parody or to bemuse
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Philip Marchand
Toronto Star
January 25, 2008
"So they send in the devil to do God's work," says a hulking Australian mercenary, part of the rescue attempt. "It's ironic, isn't it?" Highly ironic. The implications of that irony are not explored in the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
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