Rambo

  • 18
  • Sylvester Stallone (2007)
  • Ger / US
  • 87 min
Rambo
Film Review
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2 out of 5

Sylvester Stallone dons the red bandana for a fourth time in this belated sequel that was also co-written and directed by the 60-something star. In contrast to Stallone's bulked-up physique, the plotting is lean: Vietnam veteran John Rambo is sent to civil war-torn Burma to rescue a group of earnest American missionaries who've been kidnapped by government soldiers. Trying to sidestep the embarrassing political legacy of Rambo III (where Stallone's one-man army fought alongside the Mujahidin in Afghanistan), this film spends so little time setting the scene that inattentive viewers might think the hero has returned to Vietnam. The only advancements here are Stallone's age and the use of CGI effects to show limbs being ripped from bodies by high calibre bullets and the odd machete blade. Racist, sadistic and completely in thrall to the thundering fire of heavy weapons, it's a leadenly un-ironic nostalgia piece that belongs to another era.

Plot Summary

Action drama starring Sylvester Stallone. Vietnam veteran John Rambo is enjoying a quiet existence in Thailand until he is hired to rescue a group of Christian missionaries who have been kidnapped by a brutal local infantry unit in war-torn Burma.

Cast and crew

Cast

John Rambo
Sylvester Stallone
Sarah Miller
Julie Benz
Dr Michael Burnett
Paul Schulze
School Boy
Matthew Marsden
Lewis
Graham McTavish
En-Joo
Tim Kang
Diaz
Rey Gallegos
Reese
Jake La Botz
Arthur Marsh
Ken Howard

Crew

Director
Sylvester Stallone

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Sony Pictures
Guidance: 
Violence.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 22 Feb 2008
Certificate 18
Distributor:
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Categories
Drama

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