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Creed (2015) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Creed (2015) Directed by Ryan Coogler. With Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone and Tessa Thompson.  After achieving critical acclaim together on 2013’s Fruitvale Station, the teaming of writer-director Ryan Coogler and actor, Michael B. Jordan takes an unlikely left turn … Continue reading

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Escape Plan (2013) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Escape Plan (2013) Directed by Mikael Håfström. With Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Caviezel, Amy Ryan, 50 Cent, Sam Neill and Vincent D’Onofrio. In terms of action movies, the screen pairing of Stallone and Schwarzenegger is akin to that of Pacino … Continue reading

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Tango & Cash (1989) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Tango & Cash (1989) Directed by Andrei Konchalovsky. With Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, Teri Hatcher and Jack Palance. The wave of buddy-cop action-comedies of the 1980’s culminates with Tango & Cash. Sylvester Stallone is ‘Tango’ and Kurt Russell is ‘Cash’, … Continue reading

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Cop Land (1997) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Cop Land (1997) Directed by James Mangold. With Sylvester Stallone, Harvey Keitel, Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Robert Patrick, Peter Berg and Annabella Sciorra. Written and directed by James Mangold, Cop Land is a crime drama-thriller about corruption in a … Continue reading

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Grudge Match (2013) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Grudge Match (2013) Directed by Peter Segal. With Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Alan Arkin, Kevin Hart, Jon Bernthal and Kim Basinger. Inevitably billed as Rocky Balboa Vs Raging Bull, it’s a relief to discover that, in some measure, Peter … Continue reading

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Demolition Man (1993) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Demolition Man (1993) Directed by Marco Brambilla. With Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Sandra Bullock, Nigel Hawthorne, Benjamin Bratt, Bob Gunton, Glenn Shadix and Denis Leary. The joy of Demolition Man stems not from its overblown, tinnitus-inducing action sequences, but the sheer … Continue reading

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Rambo (2008) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Rambo (2008) Directed by Sylvester Stallone. With Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Matthew Marsden, Graham McTavish, Paul Schulze, Tim Kang and Jake La Botz. Not content with just taking the starring role, Sylvester Stallone takes the megaphone as director for this … Continue reading

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Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) Directed by George P. Cosmatos. With Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Charles Napier, Steven Berkoff, Marin Kove and Julia Nickson. Oddly, Rambo: First Blood Part II is a vastly inferior film to Ted Kotcheff’s original … Continue reading

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Rocky Balboa (2006) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Rocky Balboa (2006) Directed by Sylvester Stallone. With Sylvester Stallone, Burt Young, Antonio Tarver, Geraldine Hughes and Milo Ventimiglia. The passing of time is often a cruel thing, as evidenced in Sylvester Stallone’s comeback of all comebacks, Rocky Balboa. How, … Continue reading

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Cliffhanger (1993) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Cliffhanger (1993) Directed by Renny Harlin. With Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Michael Rooker, Janine Turner and Rex Linn What do you get if you take the Die Hard premise, a Die Hard director,  set it in the rocky mountains, with … Continue reading

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