Review: ‘Bullet to the Head’ starring Sylvester Stallone

bullet-to-the-head-posterI have to admit, I wasn’t expecting much from Bullet to the Head, the new Sylvester Stallone film about a New Orleans hitman who reluctantly teams up with a detective (Sung Kang) from Washington D.C. to rid the town of its big bad (Lost’s Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje).

The film, based on Alexis Nolent‘s French graphic novel and directed by Walter Hill, is completely ridiculous. You know exactly what will happen and how the film will end. Co-star, Kang is a mediocre actor at best and Christian Slater is doing the best Christian Slater impression ever.

At one point, Stallone is running on a metal railing, high above a pack of men shooting at point blank range and they all miss him. He doesn’t even get a scratch!

Like I said, this movie is ridiculous!

But, you know what? I really liked it.

It reminded me of the 80’s action films I was so addicted to when I was a kid, a couple of which Hill directed. Though not as gritty and serious as Hill’s 48 Hours, the look and feel did remind me of it. Stallone has his usual witty one-liners and even for a guy his age, he’s in full on ‘don’t f with me’ mode. The film is a totally enjoyable, leave-your-brain-at-the-door flick.

The film is also helped out tremendously by Jason Momoa (Conan the Barbarian, Game of Thrones). Momoa plays  Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s right hand thug and he’s great as usual. Why this guy isn’t a huge action star, I have no idea. He goes toe-to-toe with Stallone not only in fighting but in funny quips and he kills – literally – them both.

You’ll also see Sarah Shahi in a role totally different to what she’s played on TV. It’s a thankless part but with what she was given, she couldn’t have done a better job.

Don’t go to the film expecting to see the world’s greatest action flick and I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

Leave a Reply

http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/kit-harington-game-of-thrones.jpg
Kit Harington: “You got into this job to play roles and depict characters, celebrity is an unfortunate side effect”
“I kind of weirdly fell into being an action hero…I have no f— idea how that happened. You have to remind people that you want to act rather than just run around" - Kit Harington
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/dustin-hoffman.jpg
Dustin Hoffman: “It’s the worst that film has ever been – in the 50 years that I’ve been doing it”
“I was a freak accident, so I got a lead that happened to be The Graduate and it was like a light switch went on and I was an instant star" - Dustin Hoffman
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/channing-tatum-magic-mike-xxl.jpg
Channing Tatum’s Reddit AMA Covered Everything from ‘Magic Mike XXL’, His “Bad” Acting in ‘Step Up’ and Frozen Poop
"I do get nervous to act, it kind of depends on what it is really." - Channing Tatum
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/true-detective-taylor-kitsch.jpg
Taylor Kitsch on Living Up to Season One of ‘True Detective’ and Sleeping on New York City Subways
"I had someone very close to me say to me that hopefully I’ll have many more ups and downs, not in just my career but in life. If you don’t have that, you’re not taking enough risks." - Taylor Kitsch
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Sutton-Foster-Younger.jpg
Sutton Foster Talks Ageism and Her Need To Be Creative
"Even when I’m not working, I’m still working on something because I just want to create something." - Sutton Foster