Bullet to the Head

  • 15
  • Walter Hill (2012)
  • US
  • 87 min
Bullet to the Head
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Film Review
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3 out of 5

Sylvester Stallone and director Walter Hill (The Warriors, The Long Riders) team up for an endearingly retro action film that puts the veteran Hill back behind the camera for the first time since 2002 prison yarn Undisputed. Harking back to the director's 1980s heyday of hit buddy-cop movies like 48 HRS and Red Heat, it sees Stallone's tattooed hitman reluctantly teaming up with a straight-arrow cop (Sung Kang) to face a mutual foe in Jason Momoa's sadistic killer. There's decent chemistry between the leads but effortlessly stealing every scene is Momoa, whose Rock-type blend of brain and brawn turns him in to a terrific boo-hiss baddie. Hill should be applauded, too, for resisting the temptation to have Kang play a stereotypical martial artist. Of course, the plot is familiar and derivative, but some pithy one-liners and bone-crunching fights more than compensate in a film that's surely bound for guilty pleasure status.

Plot Summary

Action crime thriller starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Momoa and Sung Kang. A hitman and and a by-the-book cop uncover a web of corruption when they form an unlikely alliance to bring down a common enemy.

Cast and crew


James Bonomo, "Jimmy Bobo"
Sylvester Stallone
Taylor Kwon
Sung Kang
Jason Momoa
Marcus Baptiste
Christian Slater
Lisa Bonomo
Sarah Shahi
Robert Nkomo Morel
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Louis Blanchard
Jon Seda
Hank Greely
Holt McCallany
Ronnie Earl
Brian Van Holt
Detective Towne
Marcus Lyle Brown


Walter Hill

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
Entertainment One
Violence, swearing, drug abuse.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 1 Feb 2013
Certificate 15
Entertainment One UK