G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Synopsis
Director Stephen Sommers (The Mummy, Van Helsing) adapts the beloved Hasbro G.I. Joe toy line with this Paramount Pictures production that pits the Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity against the evil forces of the organization known as Cobra....
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A loud but proficient slab of explode-o-rama summer blockbuster nonsense, perfectly entertaining if you like that sort of thing, extremely...
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By David Hiltbrand
A brazen, earsplitting, eye-popping, oddly satisfying action extravaganza, though it veers wildly off-target in its second hour.
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63

Premiere

This movie’s sole purpose is to make teenage boys high-five each other, and it’s faithfulness to that concept makes the cartoon carnage...
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
G.I. Joe may not be beefier, but it’s cheesier and less aggravating than "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," the summer ’09 headbanger...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
It's hard to deny that the first two-thirds of G.I. Joe is an enjoyable film, especially when graded on the curve of lowered expectations....
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50

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Chock full of high-tech action, with a lot of chasing and shooting and explosions.
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
After nearly two hours of nonstop mayhem, the film ends on a surprisingly muted note, though pains have been taken to make sure that the...
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25

Entertainment Weekly

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Don't go expecting an escapist night at the movies; go expecting to be cudgeled into numb, drooling submission.
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12

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
I don't know what to say about the acting, writing and directing in G.I. Joe because I couldn't find any.
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10

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
There's a way to do this kind of thing (Just witness Hasbro's other toy-turned-dumb movie franchise, "Transformers"). G.I. Joe, though,...
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G.I. JOE is a GO!!! Rating: 85 out of 100. (Based on advance VIP press preview)

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THURS. Aug. 6th. - This 1hr 58min movie has a thin-plot and very little character development - basically, all the characters are kindof plastic and one-dimensional. The average CGI/special effects...

G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra

By joeyk803c
When I first saw the previews I wasn't really drawn to the movie. I remember the series as a kid, and I loved it and that was the only reason that I wanted to see the movie. I went in after paying...

save your money

By azdps
This is one of the worst movies I've seen in awhile. The acting was absolutely horrible. There were a few decent action scenes but it didn't make up for how cheesy the movie was overall. Channing...

Lots of action!

By chastity00
I really liked this movie. It has wonderful special effects. I would recommend seeing this at the theaters. The story line jumps around alot and can be hard to follow at times. But other than that I...

There is no Reason...

By The Movie Guru5
There is no reason a movie should be this bad in modern filming. In the first action scene they just throw everyone together and sure enough it gets dark and the mist comes out. I couldnt tell the...

I just saw it

By xxlostdreamzxx
i just came =) out of a sneak preview and the movie is amazing. the aciton is intense and well done, its funny at certain parts and snake eyes is such a bad***..the ending is open-ended so expect part...

G.I. Joe: the Rise of Cobra

By csreeves
Wow, how many more things from my childhood can they turn into crap? In the first ten minutes they tried to fit in as many nods to the cartoon as possible but not in a good or natural way. Everything...

ABOUT TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By DARTH JOE
i am so glad to see they finally decided to make this movie!Hopefully it can live up to my expectations....

Action, Action, and more action!!!!

By Deebie1975
I went to a midnight screening of this movie. The place was PACKED!!! I was hesitant to go based on the fact that no critics were allowed at pre-screenings....thought that maybe it was gonna really...

ACTION PACKED AWESOMENESS

By JR_Cuevas
Who doesn't like a Movie with a Great story, Great Action and Hot Girls with Guns! Oh, and don't forget Ninjas! FTW!!...

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Rated PG-13 | For Strong Seq. of Action Violence and Mayhem Throughout
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 13 & under Too violent for kids, too childish for grown-ups.
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