Bullet to the Head
Bullet to the Head (2013)

Based on a graphic novel, Bullet to the Head tells the story of a New Orleans hitman (Stallone) and a DC cop (Kang) who form an alliance to bring down the killers of their respective partners. -- (C) Warner Bros

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 1, 2013
DVD Release Date: July 16, 2013
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Critic Score: 47% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Bullet to the Head's unapologetically trashy thrills evoke memories of its star and director's proud cinematic pasts -- but sadly, those memories are just about all it has to offer.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Hill's eye for back alley scuzz is as strong as ever, but the story, adapted from a French graphic novel by Alexis Nolent, is so die-cut it gives neither him nor Stallone anything to work with.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Sylvester Stallone shoots people in the face. That's it for subtext in this formula action swill. Why do I sound like I should expect more. Because the credits list the director as Walter Hill.

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Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Metro (UK)

The plot existing solely as a breather in between inserting yet more bullets into yet more heads.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

On its own degenerate terms, the movie works.

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Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly

Bullet to the Head doesn't try to adapt its star to 2013. It just pretends that we're still living in 1986. And for 91 minutes, it just about works.

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Sonny Bunch
Washington Free Beacon

Bullet to the Head is an adrenaline-fueled, rip-roaring good time that asks little of audiences while still managing to fill their most basic filmgoing needs.

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James Berardinelli

It's a series of fight scenes that build to a climax that is surprisingly unsatisfying in the way it ultimately plays out.

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Alonso Duralde

Stallone can still be entertaining, but here he's got no character to play, nothing fun to say, and the craziest hair/hairpiece/scalp growth this side of John Travolta.

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Bill Newcott
AARP Movies for Grownups

Stallone's dead eyes are betrayed only occasionally by glimmers of humanity: when he spares a would-be victim who happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, or when he takes vengeance upon a particularly bad bad guy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Derivative, formulaic and clichéd action film, Bullet to the Head is a bland movie that fails to grab your attention due to a lack of originality, good… More
Chris Weber
Veteran director Walter Hill helms this graphic novel adaptation about New Orleans (or, going by the film, Crescent City- NOLA's nickname) hitman James… More
Cynthia S.
3 3/4's---I rather surprisingly enjoyed this, especailly since I expected to hate it. I found the dialogue witty, and the action scenes really decent. The… More
Everett Johnson
** "Bullet to the Head" is the latest action movie from Sylvester Stallone who is bring back the "80s" type of action movies. Here he plays… More
JY Skacto
Walter Hill's <i>Bullet to the Head</i> misses its mark.<p>The 90 minute story is dull, unexciting, and full of predictable plot details.… More
Manu Gino
Revenge never gets old. Good action movie, no more no less! "Bullet to the Head" was a nice surprise: an out of the blue teaming up of two… More