Sylvester Stallone

Rocky (1976)

Rocky (1976) | Review by Pauline Kael

The film, directed by John G. Avildsen, is a patchwork of old movie bits, yet it’s emotionally effective and engaging. Stallone’s performance exudes a street-wise innocence that wins over the audience.

Sylvester Stallone in The Expendables 4 (2023)

The Expendables 4 (2023) | Transcript

Armed with every weapon they can get their hands on, the Expendables are the world’s last line of defense and the team that gets called when all other options are off the table.

Samaritan (2022)

Samaritan (2022) | Transcript

A young boy learns that a superhero who was thought to have gone missing after an epic battle twenty years ago may in fact still be around.

RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD PART II (1985) – Review by Pauline Kael

Rambo: First Blood Part II explodes your previous conception of “overwrought”—it’s like a tank sitting on your lap firing at you. Jump-cutting from one would-be high point to another, Rambo is to the action film what Flashdance was to the musical, with one to-be-cherished difference: audiences are laughing at it.

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