Written February 05, 2013
This movie relies on Stallone fans to carry it and is not the kind of movie that is memorable. The story line is mediocre and other than shootings, a couple of hand-to-hand fights and some explosions, the movie doesn't have great intensity or suspense and there's never a good guy bad guy set of characters defined. Apparently Stallone is neither, and everyone he shoots is apparently either a a bad cop or gangster after the fact.
There are several short nudity shots and gun shots to the head to satisfy most action lovers, but the story doesn't carry well and it was hard to establish empathy with any of the characters, including Stallone.
Written August 29, 2014
I went into this movie knowing it was probably going to be a rugged man move like the Expendables. Usually, that sort of movie is a good movie theater man flick. I was very mistaken. The plot was extremely lacking. Stallone played a macho hit-man that has a problem with authority and seeks vengeance on his hit-man partner that was killed. There is NO character development and just back acting (except for Stallone and a couple others).
Bottom line, don't waste your money, if anything wait for Redbox but honestly, you would be wasting your money there too.
Written October 23, 2014
I was surprised I liked it as much as I did, because he really CAN'T act! It was entertaining, and held my interest. The part suited him.
Written November 24, 2014
Smart, great, well written movie. Old fashion shoot 'em up with a twist. And even though Stallone is 66 he carries off the action guy so much better than Schwartzenegger or any of the other "old timers".
And Stallone can act....he can say so much with just a simple grunt or scowl.
My Chinese partner and I loved the "Asian" jokes, not PC but funny anyway.
Written March 06, 2015
I went into this flick only expecting a little and boy does this movie deliver! I'm soooo tired of all of these writers slamming Stallone. This man is one of the most talented people in the buisness these days and he went out and got Walter Hill to work with him on this no nonsence action movie that is a blast out of your seat from the get go. No it's not going to win best picture or any oscars but, it is exactly what you want out of it. It's fast, fun, big, and actually very good. The movie glides right along and keeps your eyes yearning for more Stallone! The bad guys make you want to put a bullet in there head and the good guys well Semi good, are fun to root for. Jason Mamoa has done a very good job along with Christian Slater and Sung Kang. Sarah Sahi is gorgeous. Walter Hill really did a good job making the action seem real and I just loved the pace it keeps. I honestly would love to see it again. I saw The last Stand and this movie is way better than that. GOOD FUN