Written April 29, 2016
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
Written January 27, 2015
A fun romp around New Orleans blowing things up. Shooting bad guys. Funny one liners. Sly is an old guy small time criminal drawn into a DC cop's search for a major crime boss. DC cop is clueless about New Orleans or the extent of the criminal enterprise run by a cruel, ruthless African immigrant with an even more cruel and ruthless henchman. What's not to like?
Written November 29, 2015
This film is indeed an action packed for sure. Stallone still has the moves; but time is running out for this type of high energy movie for him as the main star. Like all R rated movies today way too much cussing and nudity. I guess I am going to have to accept it, if I want to continue seeing new movies that come out. The acting is good and I liked the storyline. It was a well written script and I can see more of this character to come in the future. I found this film to be very entertaining even with the violence and bloody scenes throughout. I can still recommend this one to see because it is a strong film from start to finish.
Written May 25, 2016
Ok, movie but nothing to get excited about. Stallone is the same old Stallone. Granted, you know what your getting when you go to one of his movies. This one is kinda dull, buddy movie jokes fall flat, unnecessary scenes and banter. Not enough Sarah Shahi. I was hoping she would've had a bigger roll, but not to be when Sly wants as much screen time as he can get.
This movie was fine for blow em up action but the working parts (acting by some) needs some work and doesn't pull it over the top for me
Written March 30, 2015
Which might have been a viable alternative to director Walter Hill’s tale of cops gone rogue; shenanigans of corrupt, New Orleans officials, subculture of drugs, tattooed miscreants and at its centrifugal core, gun-for hire “Jimmy Bobo” played robotically by Sylvester Stallone; a sexagenarian, frog-voiced, terrifyingly –muscled, (possible tips from Lance Armstrong); gone are the empathetic years of “Rocky Balboa”, we do not have to root for “Jimmy” there is not a chance of him being felled; bullets bounce off his chest, seas part; man and nature shudder in his presence...
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