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      Bullet to the Head

      2012, Action/Mystery & thriller, 1h 31m

      147 Reviews 25,000+ Ratings

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      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. Read critic reviews

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      Sarah Shahi as Lisa Bobo and Sylvester Stallone as Jimmy Bobo in "Bullet to the Head." (L-R) Christian Slater as Marcus Baptiste and Sylvester Stallone as Jimmy Bobo in "Bullet to the Head." Sarah Shahi as Lisa Bobo and Sung Kang as Taylor Kwon in "Bullet to the Head." Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Morel in "Bullet to the Head." (L-R) Sylvester Stallone as Jimmy Bobo and Jason Momoa as Keegan in "Bullet to the Head." Sylvester Stallone as Jimmy Bobo in "Bullet to the Head." (L-R) Sung Kang as Taylor Kwon and Sylvester Stallone as Jimmy Bobo in "Bullet to the Head." (L-R) Jason Momoa as Keegan, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Morel and Marcus Lyle Brown as Detective Brown in "Bullet to the Head." Sung Kang as Taylor Kwon in "Bullet to the Head." Sarah Shahi as Lisa Bobo and Jason Momoa as Keegan in "Bullet to the Head." Jason Momoa as Keegan in "Bullet to the Head." Christian Slater as Marcus Baptiste in "Bullet to the Head." Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Morel in "Bullet to the Head." (L-R) Sylvester Stallone as Jimmy Bobo and Sung Kang as Taylor Kwon in "Bullet to the Head." (L-R) Sung Kang as Taylor Kwon and Sylvester Stallone as Jimmy Bobo in "Bullet to the Head." Sung Kang as Taylor Kwon in "Bullet to the Head." Jon Seda as Louis Blanchard in "Bullet to the Head." Sylvester Stallone as Jimmy in "Bullet to the Head." Sylvester Stallone as Jimmy in "Bullet to the Head." Sylvester Stallone as Jimmy Bobo in "Bullet to the Head."

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      When veteran hit man Jimmy Bobo (Sylvester Stallone) and his partner, Louis (Jon Seda), kill a corrupt ex-cop, Louis in turn loses his life to an ex-mercenary named Keegan (Jason Momoa). Detective Taylor Kwon (Sung Kang) senses a connection between the two killings and seeks out Bobo, who subsequently saves Kwon from an assassination attempt. The pair join forces against a common enemy: a ruthless real-estate developer named Robert Nkomo Morel (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje).

      • Rating: R (Brief Drug Use|Bloody Images|Language|Some Nudity|Strong Violence)

      • Genre: Action, Mystery & thriller

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Walter Hill

      • Producer: Alexandra Milchan, Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, Kevin King Templeton

      • Writer: Alessandro Camon

      • Release Date (Theaters):  wide

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $9.5M

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

      • Production Co: Millar Gough Ink, After Dark Films, Emjag

      • Sound Mix: SDDS, Dolby Digital, DTS

      Cast & Crew

      Sylvester Stallone
      Sung Kang
      Sarah Shahi
      Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
      Christian Slater
      Jon Seda
      Brian Van Holt
      Dane Rhodes
      Stuart Ford
      Brian Kavanaugh-Jones
      Deepak Nayar
      Steven Squillante
      Joel Silver
      Courtney Solomon
      Allan Zeman
      Steve Richards
      Stuart M. Besser
      Lloyd Ahern II
      Steve Mazzaro
      Toby Corbett
      Kelly Curley

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      • Mar 30, 2015

        On the one hand, James Bonomo(Sylvester Stallone), a hitman, would very much like to to avenge the death of his partner Louis(Jon Sena) who died at the hands of Keegan(Jason Momoa). At the same time, Taylor Kwon(Sung Kang), a police detective, arrives from Washington DC to New Orleans to investigate the death of his former partner, James and Louis' last victim. That leads to James saving Taylor's life, against his worse instincts, even bringing him to his daughter Lisa(Sarah Shahi), a tattoo artist, in order to be stitched up. "Bullet to the Head" is a flat, uninspired and banal revenge action movie that does not even have the proper energy to try to be a proper buddy movie. That's not to mention a truly convoluted plot that again proves how often a real estate scam does not make for scintillating drama. All of which is a shame considering Walter Hill should know better with his long and acclaimed track record. At least, he cast Sarah Shahi even though she is not given much to do and Jason Momoa who walks around he like owns the room and does.

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      • Jul 22, 2014

        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 performances and well executed action scenes. This is a bad film, one that is not worth your time and it's a pointless affair that just doesn't offer anything of note. Walter Hill direction is incoherent, and it's a shame because he has made some great films throughout his career, but this is among his worst yet. If you're expecting something great here, you'll be greatly disappointed as the film is pretty stupid in the way it tackles its action scenes. The film, like I said, just doesn't deliver and recycles old ideas from previous action films to create something "new". The film is boring, uninteresting fails to grab your attention. This is a pointless waste of time, a film that is so sloppily written and thought out that it's not worth your time. Sylvester Stallone has made far better films than this, and here he delivers a painfully dull performance that simply doesn't do anything to keep you interested. Bullet to the Head is a wasted opportunity to make something quite interesting and worth your time, but instead it just takes bits and pieces to create something that in the end is not worth watching because the film lacks a good story, effective action and more importantly good performances and interesting characters. This is a forgettable affair that ranks among Sly's worst movies, and it's a film that not worth your time. Walter Hill has made better films, and Bullet to the Head is easily a forgettable film in his long and distinguished filmography.

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      • Apr 05, 2014

        Miscasting is one of the major problems with this buddy action film. The big question was one actor miscast or were they both miscast. There is no on screen chemistry between Stallone and Kang. On screen chemistry between the two leads is the key to make this kind of film work. They had a good idea for a film, but they didn't execute it correctly. It needed a rewrite. It was predictable. I wasn't surprised by what happened in the film. The best part of the film was the fight scene at the end of the film between Stallone and Momoa. This is a big disappointment for director Walter Hill. Hill has done some great films such as 48 Hours, Streets of Fire, Red Heat, to name a few. The last good film that I saw that Hill directed was Geronimo. I felt like I have seen Stallone play this type of role before. He reminded me a lot of some of his past characters like in Assassins, The Specialist, and Get Carter. Sung Kang was better in the Fast and Furious films than here. Jason Momoa steals the film. He would be really good playing a Terminator in a Terminator film. I would say, skip it.

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      • Nov 14, 2013

        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 highlight of the movie was with Jason Momoa (who is climbing my list of favorite actors), and Sly having a pretty cool fight with axes. I think maybe I just have a soft spot for Sly movies, as of late. He sure LOOKS great for an old guy....

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