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Rambo: First Blood Part II Reviews

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April 11, 2016
In credibility, the action is as ludicrous as old Saturday-afternoon serials; in execution, the skills help it to skate over the incredibilities.
October 25, 2014
An endless parade of people glowering, being pensive, skulking, but with all the sonic and visual trappings of a trashy action movie insisting that it's big noisome fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
December 15, 2010
Sly shoots up Vietnam in glorified '80s actioner.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 7, 2010
What makes this icon so significant is how wholly he was embraced by the Reagan era. After all, it only seems natural to respond to B-movie action stars when your president was one as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 51/100
June 14, 2008
Rambo's significant beefcake factor is so pronounced in First Blood: Part II that it practically begs to be taken as queer-baiting camp.
February 2, 2008
It's awesome
| Original Score: 2.5/4
January 24, 2008
...precisely the sort of unapologetically brutal piece of work that's sorely missing from contemporary multiplexes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 14, 2008
All in all, it's a pretty offensive movie, especially to the Americans who fought in Vietnam.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 14, 2008
A thoroughly unpleasant project, quite apart from its creepy populist posturing (Stallone seemed determined to become the Huey Long of the movies).
December 30, 2006
Qualifies as a guilty pleasure, a good-bad 'B' movie.
November 3, 2006
A "perfect" flick for the Reagan era: a simplistic, distorted comicstrip actioner that nonetheless must have tapped into the collective nightmare that some American soldiers were still held prisoners or were missing in action in Vietnam.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
The body count is rising, Sly's pecs are blowing up, and Rambo himself is becoming more of a brand-name than a character, a mascot for masochism and murderous self-assertion.
February 16, 2006
Far from credible, but a terrific, cheer-out-loud action film nevertheless. Immediately and deservedly made Stallone's John Rambo a great individualistic screen hero to rival Eastwood's Dirty Harry.
Read More | Original Score: 8/10
May 31, 2005
The one man demolition squad blasts away again!
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 13, 2003
Shouldn't this be called Second Blood?
| Original Score: 2/5
May 20, 2003
To anyone who doesn't share the camera's adoration, this sort of behavior becomes so comic that Rambo turns into something of a camp classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 30, 2002
A fossilized abomination, thankfully relegated to the bygone decade which spawned it.
| Original Score: 0/5
September 27, 2002
The weakest of the Rambo trilogy, but still a fun film to watch if you're in the mood for explosions and Stallone at his muscle-bound grunting best.
| Original Score: 2/5
September 17, 2002
Corny, sure, but a hell of a lot of fun...
| Original Score: 3/5
May 28, 2002
...Tedium.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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