Rambo (1985) Synopsis
A clergyman persuades Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) to rescue captive missionaries in Burma.
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Empire

By Adam Smith
There's the fact that First Blood is a first-rate, taught action thriller.
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75

TV Guide

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Boasting some of the best use of rugged landscape since the westerns of Anthony Mann, First Blood is an effective, if outlandish, picture...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Until the last twenty or thirty minutes, however, First Blood is a very good movie, well-paced, and well-acted not only by Stallone (who...
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70

Chicago Reader

By Dave Kehr
The director, Ted Kotcheff, does a good job with the violence and suspense, working well with the wide-screen format, and he seems fully...
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
First Blood is a gung-ho action flick fast enough and brutal enough to become Stallone's first non-Rocky hit; on the profound sympathetic...
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50

Boston Globe

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Ted Kotcheff's First Blood is a cute, slick anti-Vietnam war film carefully treated to go down for the pro-war constituency it's made for....
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40

Variety

Director Ted Kotcheff has all sorts of trouble with this mess, aside from credibility. Supposedly, the real villain here is society itself,...
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Rated R | For graphic violence, explicit language; not for children