For the 2nd time in a month, Hollywood has resurrected an 80s action star, teaming hitman Sylvester Stallone with a cop trying to track down a murderous mob boss. Director Walter Hill isn't the genre deconstructionist that Kim Jee-Woon is, so it doesn't have the clever verve of THE LAST STAND, but it's still an entertainingly gritty & occasionally lurid throwback featuring some bruising action sequences.
Sim, Stallone é uma máquina de guerra em que Hill decide investir e brigar, sempre o colocando à serviço do filme e não da nação. Bem vivo e utilizável, o ator é um guerreiro orgulhosamente antiquado, que não dá trégua ao corpo porque o corpo não lhe dá trégua, nem os inimigos, nem a ação e nem o entretenimento.
Narrative was too compressed, I felt as though I barely got know anyone before the film moved on. The axe fight at the end was pretty dope though. Walter Hill definitely has a bone to pick with gentrification. The film feels as though it was made in a rush, which is too bad because there are hints of what could have been if a master had been granted more time and room to maneuver and create.
Un action movie senza infamia e senza lode,visto e rivisto(Hill è lontano parente di quello anni'80);scivola senza sussulti sino al prevedibile finale:meriterebbe 3 stelle,ma il combattimento finale ad ACCETTATE è davvero troppo trash.
It is way more entertaining than that piece of shit second Expendables film, but still disappointing. I actually liked Walter Hill's work here (considering that he spent 10 years in a freezer), but the vilains and (specially) Stallone's cop partner didn't work at all.