Cobra (1986)

A renegade cop nicknamed Cobra (Sylvester Stallone) is assigned to destroy a serial-killer cult and protect the model (Brigitte Nielsen) who has the goods on them.

Rated: R
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Release Date: May 23, 1986
DVD Release Date: July 3, 2001
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Critic Score: 18% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Cobra is a sleek, extremely violent and exciting police thriller.

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Nina Darnton
New York Times

The film trades on the same technique used by books that attack pornography by printing examples of the dirty pictures. Cobra pretends to be against the wanton violence of a disintegrating society, but it's really the apotheosis of that violence.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews exciting, blisteringly-paced actioner that benefits substantially from Sylvester Stallone's engrossing work as the title character.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

It's fast-paced and full of gaudy action, yet it's thoroughly unsatisfying, largely because it's so lazy.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

It's goofy action fun and it gets better every single time I watch it.

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TV Guide

Every aspect of this film is reprehensible. Stallone's character is an empty hulk; the few attempts to provide us with little insights into his character are downright laughable.

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Time Out

The body count is only somewhere in the high eighties -- and most of these are simply gunned down with a deplorable lack of invention.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Dated and unintentionally laughable, Cobra will always be best known for the catchphrase "You're a disease and I'm the cure." Ironically, any audience foolhardy enough to brave this ugly movie is liable to stagger out feeling mighty sick. [Blu-ray]

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Steve Crum

Sub-par Stallone shoot-em-up.

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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Cobra has had the reputation of being a Dirty Harry rip-off, and in many ways it is. However, this is still an entertaining action movie that doesn't… More
Martin Sahlin
suprisingly good
Aj V
This was a very good action film. Stallone is perfect in the starring role, the other actors do a fantastic job. The story may be a tiny bit confusing, but… More
Conner Rainwater
I would like to nominate Cobra for being the coolest movie ever made. It seems that every shot was carefully plotted to have the best looking angle and hint of… More
Melvin White
Cobretti: Hey dirtbag, you're a lousy shot. I don't like lousy shots. You wasted a kid... for nothing. Now I think it's time to waste you! … More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
More derivative vigilante propaganda, another boring stone-face performance by Stallone.