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First Blood Reviews

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½ May 13, 2017
The ultimate action movie. John Rambo is a larger-than-life character that you will remember. I just wish the film had a stronger ending. (First and only viewing - 5/13/2017)
½ May 13, 2017
Not what I thought it would be, I thought Rambo was blood, guts and explosions and while the second half of the movie contained all of the above; there was a deeper message here. A film about a war veteran with severe PTSD really puts a person in his shoes and provides and excellent perspective. The message at the end was great. Looking forward to part 2.
½ March 22, 2017
Amazing, great early performance by Stallone, great acting, action and settings.
January 11, 2017
I'm surprised there are so few views on the original film of the franchise. Not as dark as the book. But still not the hyper-patronage of other films that followed it in the '80s. No clear bad-guys, everyone makes mistakes and has their own viewpoint. Far more realistic situations than the next two sequels. And only one bodycount!!!
January 7, 2017
Sylvester Stallone at his finest. What a great movie. Its a survivalist fans dream movie
½ December 25, 2016
Aside from ptsd, most of the other aspects of the movie are far from believable.
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½ December 24, 2016
The later Rambo films do not have a very good reputation, and deservedly so. But the first part actually has a lot more to offer than just pointless action. It is the story of a Vietnam vet who can't seem to find a place in America's society anymore. Things get out of hand pretty quickly and Rambo is as much to blame as the asshole sheriff. The action scenes aged pretty well and are still great. The social commentary seems more current than you could imagine.
½ December 22, 2016
rambo is one of my favorite action heroes. he can beat the tar out of a bunch of corrupt policemen and still avoid killing. if he isn't the greatest action hero he certainly is the most honorable even if the sequels decided to make him a killer much to my dismay.
½ December 22, 2016
First Blood has a pretty basic plot and survives solely on Stallone's ability to play a special forces soldier with PTSD.
½ November 29, 2016
First Blood is a well acted, action packed survival adventure, with a dark tone and great storytelling.
November 19, 2016
Only seen it half yesterday , but seen it enough ...still very good ! SOMVID
November 15, 2016
not a bad movie, yes the cops were bullies, but it doesn't make it right what rambo did but it is understanding, the cops wouldn't leave him alone. His survivalist ways are interesting and at some moments the film is thematic and thrilling. It is somewhat better than the book. And America is given a new hero and icon.
½ November 10, 2016
The movie that really launched Slys career. Good action, but ultimately its the vulnerability of Rambo that's the star here.
November 7, 2016
Ace movie. Great action and story.
½ October 20, 2016
The message of antiwar.
September 25, 2016
I mean, Sylvester Stallone makes Rambo mysterious & alluring. Also this film's message is important.
September 19, 2016
I still really enjoy watching this movie. I feel it has a lot to say about how the public treated war veterans from the Vietnam war. Stallone does a fairly decent job, but he certainly has his slurry moments. I felt like it could have dug a tad bit deeper with the themes it was exploring though. It is still a movie worth seeing at least once.
August 28, 2016
Quite possibly my favourite movie of all time. An action thriller about a Vietnam war veteran dealing with PTSD and anti war rhetoric at home. A shame the successive movies turned into complete comic book clown shows. To me, First Blood is the only Rambo movie in existence.
August 14, 2016
Acorralado no es solo una de las mejores películas de acción de la historia, además de todo un thriller survival, sino también un drama sobre lo duro de la guerra y lo que está puede hacer a un hombre y a una sociedad. Aun tengo escalofríos cada vez que escucho ese último discurso de Rambo...increible.
½ August 10, 2016
Viewers may not know whether or not this film is worth turning off brain cells for this film, because this is more than just a typical 80's action film, it's a roller coaster. The increasing non-stop action in this movie it's meant to rank high on destruction force, not blood count. Yet with all of that - albeit exaggerated - it has so much heart. Sylvester Stallone has serious acting chops in this movie. You see John Rambo as the gears shift in his head constantly as the situation he's in gets worse. The monologue where he breaks down is probably the most emotional an action hero has been, and above all may seem personal to a lot of those who served. While the premise seems highly unbelievable, it is worth watching to not only enjoy as an action film but also be aware of the true feelings it's portraying.
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