Rambo: First Blood Part II
Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)

As Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) takes off for the second time to save U.S. POWs and fight at least two armies nearly single-handedly, he may not fly as convincingly as in his first, 1982 appearance, but he certainly lands as a buzz-word for… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: May 24, 1985
DVD Release Date: August 29, 2000
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Critic Score: 30% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

In credibility, the action is as ludicrous as old Saturday-afternoon serials; in execution, the skills help it to skate over the incredibilities.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

To anyone who doesn't share the camera's adoration, this sort of behavior becomes so comic that Rambo turns into something of a camp classic.

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Radheyan Simonpillai

What makes this icon so significant is how wholly he was embraced by the Reagan era. After all, it only seems natural to respond to B-movie action stars when your president was one as well.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

A thoroughly unpleasant project, quite apart from its creepy populist posturing (Stallone seemed determined to become the Huey Long of the movies).

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

An endless parade of people glowering, being pensive, skulking, but with all the sonic and visual trappings of a trashy action movie insisting that it's big noisome fun.

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Keith Uhlich

Rambo's significant beefcake factor is so pronounced in First Blood: Part II that it practically begs to be taken as queer-baiting camp.

Time Out

The body count is rising, Sly's pecs are blowing up, and Rambo himself is becoming more of a brand-name than a character, a mascot for masochism and murderous self-assertion.

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Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Sly shoots up Vietnam in glorified '80s actioner.

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Stefan Birgir Stefansson

It's awesome

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
I love this sequel, and I don't say that often. Rambo is such an interesting action film character, and we get to know more about him now with this film.… More
Alex roy
Sequel to the awesome First Blood, First Blood Part II revolves around John Rambo is sent into Vietnam to take pictures of a supposed abandoned POW camp. When… More
Chris Weber
Far less dramatic than the first one, and with a level of subtlety so low it almost doesn't exist, but this film still has a good amount of heart to… More
Conner Rainwater
Much more of an action movie, but it still uses the issue of Vietnam prisoners to make it an insightful and realistic adventure. It's not just about… More
KJ Proulx
I really did not care about anything that happened during this film, the script is bland and the story is just an excuse to put John Rambo in another action… More
Luke Baldock
OOOOH! So this is where my preconceptions of Rambo evolved from. Everything that was right about the first film is shat upon, in what can only be described as a… More