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Bullet to the Head Reviews

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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+
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
February 7, 2013
Not a classic action film, but it's a decent genre entry and the fight scenes are worth the price of admission.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kirk Honeycutt
honeycuttshollywood.com
February 5, 2013
The filmmakers must see this as idea laundering - if a movie comes from a French graphic novel inspired by American movies, then it's not really stolen moronic movie junk. It's French!
Full Review | Original Score: 5
Chris Knight
National Post
February 5, 2013
It's not a terrible movie, merely a mediocre one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Monica Castillo
Boston Phoenix
February 5, 2013
Don't bother with plot coherence or plausibility - if you're going to a Stallone film for logic, then you're in the wrong theater.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
February 5, 2013
More curdled nostalgia than cinematic excitement.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Top Critic
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
February 4, 2013
Hill's eye for back alley scuzz is as strong as ever, but the story, adapted from a French graphic novel by Alexis Nolent, is so die-cut it gives neither him nor Stallone anything to work with.
Jason Buchanan
TV Guide
February 4, 2013
This is hard-R action done old-school style. If that's your game, then gather up and throw in.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
February 4, 2013
Sylvester Stallone plays to his base in a gratifying return to the action genre
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
February 4, 2013
[D]amn near the most unwatchable piece of junk I've seen that hasn't gone straight to DVD or late-night cable. It's barely even a movie, in fact -- it's more like a meatbrawl...
Kristian Harloff
Schmoes Know
February 4, 2013
Jason Mamoa also impressed me as the villain; all his sins for "Conan the Barbarian" are forgiven and hopefully the climactic axe fight will prove to Stallone that we have a new Expendable cast member the next time around.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
Tony Macklin
tonymacklin.net
February 4, 2013
Bullet to the Head is a blunt movie with a blunt star. It's also bluntly entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5
February 4, 2013
Even watched in an indulgent frame of mind, this is dull, retrograde rubbish.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
February 4, 2013
On its own degenerate terms, the movie works.
Philip French
Observer (UK)
February 3, 2013
Over 30 years ago, Stallone passed on appearing in two of Hill's early masterworks, The Driver and 48 Hrs. Hill and his admirers should count themselves fortunate.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
February 2, 2013
Audiences drawn to a movie with such an obvious title as "Bullet to the Head" will get every line of cheesy dialogue, intelligence-defying plot-point, and trashy titillation they're after in this foreshadowed misfire.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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