Stallone, love him or hate him, he has two of the most famous movie characters ever, but around them, he's got some pretty iffy movies. Some are fun to watch inspite of this, and some are just dumb, corny camp. Lets look at some now! Movies are not in any particular order.
Stallone plays the man with the greatest name in cinema: Lincoln Hawk, a truck driver by trade but noted arm wrestler on the side who puts it all on the line to win big Vegas cash in a world arm wrestling competiton and in the process, gets his estranged son to love him again. Light on action, syrupy on drama and that kid is awful, but who cares. Stallone drives a cool truck and arm wrestles.
See the full review, "Rocky V and a half?".
After fighting for recognition, then fighting for money then fighting to prove he is the man he thinks he is, Rocky Balboa steps into the ring with a super-Russian boxer who killed his friend and to fight for the glory of the US in this cold war tale. A bunch of montages, very little movie and enough corn to make Nebraska proud, who cares? Underdogs rule and Dolph is awesome as Drago.
See the full review, ""TONIGHT ONLY ON PPV, US vs THEM!! DON'T MISS IT!! ORDER NOW!!"".
Cobra is the answer to all crime, and the answer is bullets, especially when radical biker gangs start declaring new order. Heavy handed for sure and super dumb, but Stallone blazes away all the same, so who cares? Well the movie still sucks otherwise.
A cliche machine looking and feeling little like the clever action/satire/black comedy comic that it draws from puts an obnoxious Rob Schneider as Dredds sidekick, a story that would have been better used as a sequel and Dredd without mask. Lets look at the bright side, the movie looks cool, Diane Lane looks great and theres plenty of ham to go around.
See the full review, "He must be the law if this movie is legal".
Stallone is a reckless cop and Snipes is a wacky druglord and both are put on ice and thawed out in the future where we learn that peace sucks, sex is weird, Taco Bell is all anyone eats and again, Rob Schneider is still around. Lets look at the bright side, the movie looks cool, Sandra Bullock is hot as hell in her cop costume and theres plenty of ham to go around.....wait.
See the full review, "The movies IQ is set a shade or two above defrost".
Ray Tango is a Beverly Hills Cop who plays the market and wears fancy suits to work. Gabe Cash works downtown in a rat hole and is upset when his 7 dollar shirt gets ripped. Together they clean up the drug filled streets until the hamtastic Jack Palance gets them framed and thrown in prison. Plenty of corn and cheese to go around, but lets look at the good stuff. Sly and Kurt are awesome together, Teri Hatcher is sexy as hell (Stallone I just noticed gets some great looking women in his movies) and as stupid as it looks, that SUV war machine at the end is cool.
See the full review, "Stallone + Russell = nachos".
Stallone plays a normal guy specializing in mountain rescue in the Rockies who comes across John Lithgow and his band of thieves who just ripped off a gazillion dollars so Stallone must engage in some ham to ham combat. Hell, John Lithgow is a ham and cheese machine unto himself in this movie alone, hes that awesome, sorta.
Awful movie with Stallone as a bomb expert hired by Sharon Stone to blow up the evil that is Rod Steiger playing a Cuban gangster backed up by James Woods who could destroy the world on his own, rather then bombs. Not enough action, or sexyness when this was billed as an erotic thriller but hey, the movie is so bad it can be good.
Stallone loses his muscles and gains a gut to play a dim New Jersey Sheriff who must wake up and realize that his pals, big city cops aren't all that good. How can they be? Harvey Keitel is the ringleader? Meandering and slow, when it gets going, it does get good. Not very corny or hammy but it can go here.
Any movie that meanders for more then 20 minutes that isn't Alien can't be that good, but when the movie gets going it does get better. Stallone is a gangster who wants to go straight but can't cause too much nonsense keeps going on around him. That opening 20 minutes though....
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