Rambo (Rambo IV)
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When a group of missionary aid workers in Myanmar disappear into the vast green inferno, vigilante Vietnam War veteran John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) leaves his job as a Salween River boatman behind to accompany a group of mercenaries on a daring rescue mission. It's been 20 years since Rambo helped mujahedeen rebels fend off Soviet invaders in Afghanistan, and these days the former soldier lives a simple life in northern Thailand. Meanwhile, the world's longest-running civil war rages into its 60th year on the nearby Thai-Burma border. One day, human rights missionaries Sarah Miller… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 37%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The orgy of violence, as ghastly as in any video game, should go a long way toward erasing whatever goodwill Stallone earned with his sentimental Rocky Balboa."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"As the current obsession with Reagan suggests, it's back to fantasyland!"
‑ J. Hoberman, Village Voice
"Stallone uses his iconic character here to explore the necessary evils of violence through a brutal pop lens."
‑ Rob Humanick, Projection Booth
"Do you want disembowelment and decapitation with your popcorn? Is gore glorious? Is brutality orgasmic? Is spurting blood the fountain of fun? If so, Rambo is 4 U."
‑ Tony Macklin, Fayetteville Free Weekly
"Now we are no longer observing the icon... we are the icon."
‑ Keith Uhlich, UGO
"90 minutes of violence. No more, no less."
‑ David Jenkins, Time Out
"Well-shot and well-edited violence porn."
‑ Mike Thomas, Chicago Sun-Times
"Sly may be a crass tyrannosaurus, but he's not a fake"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Straightforward wish fulfillment -- imagine what crimes against humanity we could punish if we had real, indestructible Rambos."
‑ Jeffrey Chen, Window to the Movies
"I know my credibility could take a hit here, but I am man enough to admit that I enjoyed watching Rambo once again don his famous headband and shoot enemies with his trusty bow and arrow."
‑ Adam Tobias, Watertown Daily Times
"As vehement in its stereotyping as World War II propaganda."
‑ Jim Ridley, L.A. Weekly
"No longer is Rambo killing for a cause, but for kicks. And his portentous blather, even by Rambo standards, becomes unintentionally hilarious."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Light on plot, heavy on violence - Rambo isn't for everyone, however I think it perfectly appeals to the video game crowd."
‑ Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel, 3BlackChicks Review
"It's not the perfect Rambo film I was hoping for, but it was a pretty entertaining one."
‑ Austin Kennedy, Sin Magazine
"(Rambo) really only has 3-4 minutes of redeeming entertainment."
‑ Kevin McCarthy, BDK Reviews
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