Bottom Line: I was hoping this whole concept – including the title – would kind of write my review for me…but the truth is this mindlessly violent flick doesn’t completely suck (I’m hoping to get that line as a pull quote on the cover of the DVD/Bluray release; wish me luck). It flips the city of New Orleans on its back and exposes its seedy underbelly of crime – which was pretty cool – and the freakishly ripped Stallone makes the whole affair remotely watchable with his begrudgingly, steroid-infused, monosyllabic, Yo Adrian! charisma… Everything else though is completely derivative of a dozen things you’ve seen before – done a half-dozen times better. Jam packed with bloodied, brutal mayhem, racial epithets and generically over told story – this is the kind of movie you forget the second you leave the theater. Ending the blandness of it all with a BULLET meeting head might be a bit harsh – but I would have easily settled with a ball peen hammer.
Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Sung Kang, Christian Slater and Jason Momoa
Directed by: Walter Hill (THE WARRIORS, 48 HRS and RED HEAT)
Running time: 91 minutes
Story: Based on a graphic novel, Bullet to the Head tells the story of a New Orleans hitman (Stallone) and a DC cop (Kang) who form an alliance to bring down the killers of their respective partners. -- (C) Warner Bros