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First Blood

Regisserad av Ted Kotcheff
USA, 1982
Drama, Thriller, Action

Synopsis

A mentally unstable Vietnam war vet, when abused with a small town’s police force, begins a one man war with it.

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First Blood Regisserad av Ted Kotcheff

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Wait for the keystone moment: a monologue from Stallone frantically distills the atrocities of war and his utter displacement, a testament to his acting skills beyond Rocky (seriously), and cements a bold recognition of lingering terror, so much so that it brought this author (a child of the 80s) to shed a tear.
June 01, 2016
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It isn’t just a film about someone who has almost lost the power of speech, it is fundamentally a silent film. Silent about all the big questions whose formulations it delays as much as possible. Silent about buried causes and ultimate motives, silent in the face of violence and nature. We should be grateful to Stallone to have re-invented for this film an acting style with wide-eyes and gazes as expressive as semaphores.
October 28, 1988
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  • chanandre's rating of the film First Blood

    Rambo is like a wandering minority. Never quite saw his character like that thru this particular gaze. He 'looks' different, 'acts' different, 'moves' different, 'lives' different thus he's kicked out of town instantly. The way that cop (played devilishly by Dennehy) taunts him is realistic to this day: someone that preys, stalks and harasses a citizen out, even if he's no outsider at all. A very relevant film today▽

  • msmichel's rating of the film First Blood

    One forgets that our introduction to the John Rambo character was this strong a picture from director Ted Kotcheff (Wake in Fright). The character in later chapters would of course become a cartoon, but in this first entry Stallone gives a solid performance capturing a man trained to survive against all odds while confronting the legacy of Vietnam. Well worth revisiting.

  • Bilouaustria's rating of the film First Blood

    Re-watched for the first time after twenty years. Quite a surprise ! Another strong feature for the Australian Ted Kocheff, maybe even better than "Wake in Fright". Stallone gives a heavy-hearted-one-of-a-kind performance. Explosive cocktail of action and clever directing like the 1980s could give you (think Friedkin for instance).

  • film_lies101's rating of the film First Blood

    Teasle's resentment and contempt towards Rambo is never established so the story just comes off as a fucking joke. The dialogue is laughable, the acting is caricature at best. The locations are lovely and just made me want to watch 'Twin Peaks' instead

  • Samuel T.'s rating of the film First Blood

    Re-view. After like nearly 30 years. American masterpiece. I'm double featuring this with Bob Clark's DEATHDREAM for sure. Yes, this is big American camera-action. It's also radical commentary on the effects of Vietnam. And highly entertaining. Part 2 was my childhood favorite (and almost for certain a lesser film). Regardless, sorry people, I'm sticking with John Rambo. He has no other option except to h(a)unt you.

  • J. O.'s rating of the film First Blood

    Ted Kotcheff turns the traditional action-thriller on its end with this film, depicting a traumatized ex-soldier being prodded by lawmen until he snaps. A sincere and emotionally-charged film about the treatment of discharged soldiers that happens to have incredible action sequences. The cinematography is rather pretty - misty and grey - and the leads give great performances. Truly a classic.

  • Christopher R. Smith's rating of the film First Blood

    Before the character of Rambo became a superhero and then pop-culture icon/joke, he originated in this pretty well-made action thriller. It's not without a few over the top moments, but features a number of expertly-crafted action sequences, a strong cast, and more psychological depth than you'd expect from your typical 80s action movie. A solid film that deserves its cult following.

  • VENIMOS LOS JODIMOS Y NOS FUIMOS's rating of the film First Blood

    Es posible percibir (si se quiere) en esta primera apariciòn del belicoso personaje, una repentina actualidad. Los primeros 10 minutos son una "probadita" de lo que soportarian los inmigrantes de haberse aprobado la ley SB 1070. Lo paradojico del asunto es que se supone que John Rambo, todo un icono de la ideologia ultraderechista es originario de Arizona.

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