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G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Reviews

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Sean Axmaker
December 6, 2009
... it's actually better (again, the wrong word; "not nearly as awful" is closer to correct) than the recent Transformers sequel, and significantly shorter to boot.
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
October 31, 2009
expensively produced escapist fantasy designed to protect the delicate sensibilities of the kids while never for a moment taxing their budding critical thinking skills
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
August 14, 2009
Harks back to the pulpy spirit of 'Doc Savage' adventures and Roger Moore-era James Bond movies...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matthew Razak
August 13, 2009
I don't think I've seen an untested film franchise be set up for a sequel so hard in my entire life.
Armond White
New York Press
August 12, 2009
G.I. Joe must be understood as an authentic measurement of our cultural values. Its appeal to the pop-commercial synapses also demonstrates livelier filmmaking than such utter banality as Iron Man and Star Trek and Harry Potter's Half-Blooded Chintz.
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
August 11, 2009
Sienna Miller is eye-candy in black leatherette as good-bad girl the Baroness. Ditto for Rachel Nichols as redheaded heroine Scarlett.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
August 11, 2009
OK, it's seriously deficient in plot or acting. But in this genre, those two ingredients are as superfluous as canoes in a desert.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 11, 2009
It was that odd mix of straight-faced earnestness and bananas action that made the cartoon so much fun, and that's what the movie delivers on.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
August 11, 2009
G.I. Joe is a loud but proficient slab of explode-o-rama summer blockbuster nonsense, perfectly entertaining if you like that sort of thing, extremely skippable if you don't.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Tasha Robinson
AV Club
August 11, 2009
It's a strong rival for Star Trek among the summer's most purely exciting action films.
Full Review | Original Score: B
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
August 11, 2009
It's big, it's dumb and its cast won't be winning any acting awards, but for all that, the film delivers a two-hour blast of fun sure to delight the kid in all of us.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
August 11, 2009
The filmmakers have harvested the coolest elements from blockbusters over the past five or six years
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
August 11, 2009
A lot of fun and pushes for some truly good chase scenes that take place in the air, land. and sea...
Andrew Osmond
SFX Magazine
August 11, 2009
Coming after Michael Bay's terrifyingly psychotic Transformers sequel, it's a relief to have a lowbrow fantasy actioner that's lively and busy without being crushingly relentless.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 10, 2009
G.I. Joe is extremely light on plot and has a story that is 100% predictable. This is all, miraculously, to the film's benefit as breezy, good natured fluff.
| Original Score: B
John P. McCarthy
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 10, 2009
You get your money's worth and then some. As for the movie's stars, Tatum is suitably studly and Miller acquits herself quite well in her first turn in a blockbuster.
Kevin A. Ranson
August 9, 2009
Dare I say it? Not only is G.I Joe a just apology by Steven Sommers for Van Helsing, it's also a reminder why Michael Bay's Transformers franchise is so forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
August 8, 2009
As a pure action movie, a popcorn movie if you will, G.I. Joe delivers the goods.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Scott Weinberg
August 8, 2009
There are legitimate nitpicks, to be sure, but this flick is too enthusiastically over-caffeinated to warrant much anger.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
August 8, 2009
Very nearly everything that's wrong with Hollywood, but darn if it won't give an action-hungry audience its money's worth. It's ridiculous, it's stoopid, and it puts its planes in the air like it just don't care.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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