Bullet to the Head - Awfully Good Movies

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, December 4, 2018
  • With CREED II knocking out the box office this Thanksgiving weekend, and Sylvester Stallone announcing it as his final performance as Rocky Balboa, let us turn back the clock a mere 5 years ago when Stallone was still trying to stoke the 80s action nostalgia as the star of BULLET TO THE HEAD! And while the film may have received Stallone’s worst box office opening since 1981, we here at Awfully Good Movies think that this quickly forgotten Stallone vehicle deserves a little more love. After all, it brought the legendary Walter Hill back into the director’s chair after an 11-year break from the big screen, who echoes his mismatched buddy comedy of 48 HRS. by pairing Stallone as a hard-hearted hitman with Sung Kang, aka Han from the FAST AND FURIOUS movies, as a cop whose former partner just happened to get whacked by Stallone.

    But even better, the bad guy that these two are facing down in this movie is Jason Momoa, right in that fragile beginning stage of his career after he had finished his stint on GAME OF THRONES and starred in a CONAN THE BARBARIAN remake no one gave a fuck about. And while he might not be able to talk to fish yet, Mr. Momoa’s character sure can sling a gun and whoop an ass, but that isn’t gonna stop Stallone from showing this young man a thing or two about being an action movie hero. Out of all the recent 80s action throwback movies from old-school action stars--Stallone, Schwarzenegger, Willis--this flick doesn’t have its tongue too far in its cheek. It’s just wall-to-wall Western-esque gunfights, wisecracking dialogue, and just a dash of Christian Slater to season for taste. Also, it has Rocky Balboa fighting Aquaman with a fucking axe, and it’s moments like that which justify the very existence of cinema.

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  • Mogens L.G.Schmidt

    Mogens L.G.Schmidt


    What you dont like The expendabels movies you bastard

  • Tim Benn

    Tim Benn

     7 days ago

    i thought this was a great film where they like everyoe kill cristian slater in all other crapolas he was in

  • Maggie Wisk

    Maggie Wisk

     14 days ago

    This is a guilty pleasure movie for me!

  • Richard Ball

    Richard Ball

     a months ago

    Your intro makes me want to punch Brad Pitt in the face...

    And I'm a fan of his work.

  • Sam Wilkinson

    Sam Wilkinson

     a months ago

    Class movie!!!😎

  • Mogens L.G.Schmidt

    Mogens L.G.Schmidt

     2 months ago

    What?you dont like The expendebells movies?

  • TheReelNotDanny


     2 months ago


  • E Salas

    E Salas

     2 months ago

    I actually thought it was really good lol!

  • Cannon Ball

    Cannon Ball

     2 months ago

    I watched this looking at the cover pic for the vid. I wasn't sure about all the Jason Mania crap for him playing the Crow, but he really got me thinking it was Brandon Lee, just a little buffer. I'm not on spot with this movie that's playing right now, but I'm thinking now Jason could do a Crow remake if he looses some size. He actually looks like Brandon wtf. I wasn't on board, and now I might believe even tho I hate reboots.

  • billy blanks

    billy blanks

     3 months ago

    I absolutely love your commentary please keep it coming!

  • Dave Schilling

    Dave Schilling

     3 months ago +1

    I enjoyed that one as a decent action while drinking some beer a friday night.. lol

  • Nay


     3 months ago

    11:57 Stallone was born to do one thing: To says the word "Law"

  • Zimmerman


     3 months ago

    This narrator is trash.

  • Lars Hansson

    Lars Hansson

     4 months ago

    is it just me or is Jason Momoa channeling Brian Thompson in Cobra?

  • Iron Reed

    Iron Reed

     4 months ago

    The Venture Bros. beat you to the "Ivan Drogo"/"Kall Drogo" Joke by a few years.

  • Cobra Commander

    Cobra Commander

     5 months ago

    This is a pretty good movie. Nothing awfully good about it. It’s just straight up pretty good.

  • Erik Ramaekers

    Erik Ramaekers

     5 months ago +1

    Walter Hill did what he could and the result is entertaining with some great action scenes and editing.(Hill's trademark)

  • Aaron Nicewonger

    Aaron Nicewonger

     5 months ago

    Jimmy Bonomo is also the name of a character "Jumpin" Jimmy Bonomo from another Stallone movie, 'Oscar' a comedy about prohibition era gangsters.

  • Robbie Gable

    Robbie Gable

     5 months ago

    Mamoa was a badass.

  • gutspraygore


     5 months ago

    Eh... Good movie or bad, I have never seen Stallone "struggle" to be an action hero. It's his only mode.