Rambo III
Rambo III (1988)

When Vietnam vet John Rambo discovers that his former commander is being held captive in Afghanistan, he undertakes a personal rescue mission. This big-budget action drama soon finds Rambo returning to his vigilante ways, single-handedly… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 1, 1988
DVD Release Date: November 23, 2004
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Always at ground zero in the chaos is Rambo -- gloriously, inhumanly impervious to fear and danger -- whose character is inhabited by Stallone with messianic intensity.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

Rambo may, in fact, have outlived his usefulness. His moment may have passed.

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Cathy Burke
United Press International

Mostly, Rambo III is one breathtaking sequence after another, with an absolutely mind-boggling scene with Rambo removing a spike from his side, and then sealing the wound with flaming gunpowder.

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Time Out

Saturday Morning Picture Club stuff, only dearer.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Stallone scripts the wall-to-wall explosions too haphazardly and unimaginatively.

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Keith Uhlich

Engages the plight of the Mujahideen with a humanizing, doc-like approach (fascinating to witness, all these years later, when the ally/enemy tables have turned so drastically).

Janet Maslin
New York Times

Mr. Stallone has by now made Rambo parody-proof, since the character is every bit as laughable as he is grandiose; that's part of the fun.

Marylynn Uricchio
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

'Rambo III' should make a fortune because Stallone delivers with a vengeance.

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Stefan Birgir Stefansson

Lacking the overall mojo of the first two

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
At first it was all about survival and misunderstanding, then it became about trying to help his own. Now, with this one, things get personal again...and all… More
Conner Rainwater
I really don't understand the hatred and/or backlash for this at all. This is a sequel that wasn't just a carbon copy of the other two, it really had… More
KJ Proulx
It may not be a great film, but it definitely knows exactly what was wrong with the first sequel. The second film was all about the action and getting John… More
Luke Baldock
A further kick up the ass to the original film. Here Rambo continues to be an indestructible God of war. This time he's off to Afghanistan to save his… More
Alex roy
Rambo III is a change of pace for the character of John Rambo. Instead of taking the fight in an urban environment or the jungles of Vietnam, Rambo brings his… More
Cassie Hill
Excellent sequel to First Blood Part ll. Again Sly wows me with his great and amazing abilities that he has as an actor.