Bullet to the Head Synopsis
The deaths of their partners bring a cop and a hit man together against a common enemy.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A good action movie, whose title expresses what is, more or less, a recurring motif. It also gives a sense of the film's general attitude...
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Entertainment Weekly

Bullet to the Head doesn't try to adapt its star to 2013. It just pretends that we're still living in 1986. And for 91 minutes, it just...
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The Hollywood Reporter

Like the amped up comeback tour of two rockers who had their heyday sometime in the mid-'80s, Sylvester Stallone and director Walter Hill...
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By Mark Jenkins
The plot fails to deliver a single surprise, however, and the characterizations are thin even by the standards of the tough-guy genre.
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Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
It's a surprise that Stallone is as funny as he is playing a hit man paired with a cop in Bullet to the Head. He's man-cave witty in a way...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By David Hiltbrand
Sly can still fill a too-tight polo shirt at 66 - in the same way Jack LaLanne did in his later years. But no amount of movie magic can...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Like Stallone, director Walter Hill is also far from his heyday ("The Warriors," "48 HRS.," "Streets of Fire"), but the old-guy camaraderie...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
I can't detect the hand of Hill in even a single scene in Bullet in the Head. It plays like a Stallone vanity project, impure and...
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USA Today

By Scott Bowles
Alas, shell casings, switchblades and severed limbs are all that's offered in this vile film, whose sole redeeming quality is that it ends....
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
By the end I could have used a Bulleit to the mouth.
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Bullet to the Head

By stevendbeard
This is a good old fashioned action movie , directed by Walter Hill , a good old fashioned action movie director [he directed The Warriors , 48 Hrs , Red Heat , Another 48 Hrs] starring a good old...

Classic Stallone!

By Movie_Buff_86
This is just another typical Stallone movie, but that is not a bad thing. I enjoyed this movie a lot and it is a You know what to expect when walking into the movie theatre, when you are watching a...

Good action attitude flick. Sly still has the bricks!

By Mike Blondino
Just went and saw Bullet To The Head. Just me and a friend. This movie is NOT for kids. Extremely graphic. Ok.. two things about Sly, the man is hard as rock even at his considerable age, and...


By MovieMeister66
I was a little reluctant to go to this one thinking Sly was a bit too old to pull it off. But I must say I enjoyed the movie and it's action scenes....

Very good movie, entertaining

By coder01
If this is your genre this movie is definitely entertaining. Not terrifically violent, but that's ok. Good suspense, pretty good story line. Sylvester is getting a bit old to be the action hero,...

A By The Numbers Action Crime-Drama.

By Alon Patterson
While there's absolutely nothing new to be found in this film, Stallone proves that even though he may be a senior citizen he can still carry an action flick. If all senior citizens were as fit as...

The Trailers Looked Good

By ghostriderfan
Look I'm not gonna bash the movie. The trailers looked good but honestly didn't live up to the hype. Bullet To The Head is a kick-***movie, I mean it's balls to the wall action and that's where...

Hard to like a movie in which you don't like anyone!

By kathleencharles
Wanted to like this movie, but when you don't care about any of the main characters...it's impossible. Stallone's stilted, monosyllabic dialog, a dumb cop, a daughter who can't act her way out of a...

Typical Stallone Action

By hairydawg78
Stallone is one of if not the best action movie star of all time. He is a freak of a man whether its all real or artificial I don't know but the man doesn't look like a typical 60 something. If...

Good 'Ole Stalone Movie!

By meg7nines
This was a passable Stalone movie, which felt a tad bit watered-down. The script was good to very-good. However, I guess the lack of a soundtrack made the movie less dramatic. There are a...

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Rated R | For Strong violence, bloody images, language, some nudity and brief drug use
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Over-the-top violence, nudity, drugs in dark Stallone movie.
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