Category: action

REVIEW: Léon: The Professional (1994)

Léon (Jean Reno) is a professional killer who works for New York's mafia. When a corrupt DEA agent named Stansfield (Gary Oldman) murders almost the entire family in the apartment next door, Léon finds himself the unwilling guardian of the sole surviving daughter Mathilda (Natalie Portman). Given his somewhat flabby, effects-oriented films of recent years - ...

REVIEW: Rampage (2018)

Primotologist Davis Okoye (Dwayne Johnson) tends to a group of gorillas in a San Diego nature reserve. When a corporate space station is destroyed in orbit, canisters of genetically modifying gas crash-land across the continental United States. One of the canisters crashes into the San Diego reserve, transforming an albino silverback gorilla nick-named George into ...

REVIEW: Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)

Three years into his prison sentence, Vietnam veteran John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) is pulled out of incarceration to participate into a secret reconnaissance mission into Vietnam to look for prisoners-of-war still in custody. The mission is supposed to be a white-wash, but when Rambo actually finds prisoners still being tortured by Vietnamese and Russian soldiers ...

REVIEW: First Blood (1982)

Vietnam veteran John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) is passing through the Washington state town of Hope when he is picked up and harassed by local sheriff Will Teasle (Brian Dennehy). Refusing to back down at Teasle's threats, he finds himself arrested for vagrancy and resisting arrest. When Teasle's deputies further intimidate and assault him, Rambo snaps ...

REVIEW: Rambo (2008)

Troubled Vietnam War veteran John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) lives a reclusive life in rural Thailand when he is approached by a group of Christian missionaries. They want passage up-river to Myanmar, where they intend to provide medical assistance and prayer for the local Karen community. After reluctantly escorting them to the border, Rambo is forced ...

REVIEW: U.S. Marshals (1998)

When accused double murderer Mark Roberts (Wesley Snipes) escapes custody in a plane crash, United States Marshal Sam Gerard (Tommy Lee Jones) is hot on his trail, accompanied by DSS agent John Royce (Robert Downey Jr). The more Gerard investigates, however, the more unlikely Roberts' apparent homicides appear to be. Hollywood loves sequels and pretty ...

REVIEW: Face/Off (1997)

Federal agent Sean Archer (John Travolta) finally captures and incapacitates the international terrorist-for-hire Castor Troy (Nicolas Cage). When it turns out that Troy has already activated the countdown on a hidden nerve gas explosive, Archer must find out where it is. To fool Castor's paranoid brother and partner Pollux (Alessandro Nivola) into giving away its ...

REVIEW: Twister (1996)

Dr Jo Harding (Helen Hunt) is an Oklahoma meteorologist who has dedicated her career to chasing down and measuring tornadoes. On the day she and her team are set to test their revolutionary recording system, nicknamed "Dorothy", Jo is met by her estranged husband Bill (Bill Paxton) who has come to force her to sign ...

REVIEW: Street Fighter (1994)

'You come here prepared to fight a madman,' says the evil General M. Bison, 'and instead you found a god!' Well, not a god exactly. What Colonel Guile (Jean-Claude Van Damme) does find is one of the most blindingly and hilariously awful feature films of living memory. Released in 1994, Steven E. De Souza's action ...

REVIEW: Shaft (2000)

When NYPD Detective John Shaft (Samuel L. Jackson) investigates the killing of Trey Howard (Mekhi Phifer) by the rich, racist socialite Walter White Jr (Christian Bale), his case is torpedoed when the sole witness is intimidated into going into hiding. A furious Shaft quits the police force to bring White - now allied with Dominican ...