Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Bullet to the Head Review - 1 Star
Sly Stallone plays a hardened hit man bent on revenge for the double cross killing of his partner Jon Seda. Set in New Orleans, Sly lays on the attitude while partnering up with young Sung Kang—a D.C. policeman investigating the guy Sly kills in the opening scene. Sly could have made “Bullet to the Head” back in the early 80’s and probably wishes he had. The two mismatched buddies have pretty good chemistry together but by now Sly’s mannerisms and his ancient mug are more than a little hard to take seriously. The bad guys turn out to be real estate investors–whatever happened to old-fashioned criminals? Given the mixed feelings these days concerning guns and movie violence, “Bullet to the Head” arrives with a huge “ouch” factor. At the very least “Bullet to the Head” feels way behind the times. Does it deliver what it promises? Sly Stallone as a hit man killing a dozens of bad guys. Is it entertaining? Short and snappy. Is it worth the price of admission? A little hard to get behind in these days of too many guns and too much violence.