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Cobra Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 13, 2011 exciting, blisteringly-paced actioner that benefits substantially from Sylvester Stallone's engrossing work as the title character.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Variety Staff
May 6, 2008
Cobra is a sleek, extremely violent and exciting police thriller.
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
September 5, 2011
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]
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4

TV Guide
May 6, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
May 6, 2008
It's fast-paced and full of gaudy action, yet it's thoroughly unsatisfying, largely because it's so lazy.
Steve Crum
May 25, 2007
Sub-par Stallone shoot-em-up.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
The body count is only somewhere in the high eighties -- and most of these are simply gunned down with a deplorable lack of invention.
Emanuel Levy
July 4, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
March 18, 2005
Camp for adults. This is before Nielson got all puffy and drunkish too!
| Original Score: 1/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 18, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5

August 19, 2003
An adequate no-brainer that does little to distinguish itself from the rest of Sly's action man back catalogue.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
May 29, 2003
| Original Score: 0/5
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Nina Darnton
New York Times
May 21, 2003
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Widgett Walls
May 13, 2003
I'll take 'Ludicrous Stallone Action Flicks From the Late 80s' for $500, Alex.
| Original Score: 1/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
February 28, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
Worth seeing only in a "depressing time capsule" sort of way.
| Original Score: 1/5
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