Rambo movie review - Aussieboyreviews


Who wouldn’t agree that Rambo 2008 isn’t just the most violent Rambo movie, but one of the most violent movies ever? The fourth instalment of Rambo is enjoyable and entertaining, but the violence is extreme.


Rambo joins a team of missionaries to help them enter the war-torn Burma to save suffering villagers. But when the group of missionaries are caught, he must set out to rescue them.

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Movie details

Director: Sylvester Stallone
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Paul Schulze, Matthew Marsden, Graham McTavish, Rey Gallegos, Tim Kang, Jake La Botz
Writer: Sylvester Stallone, Art Monterastelli
Release Date (Australia): 21 February 2008
Runtime: 92 minutes/1h 32m
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Language: English, Burmese, Thai


Themes (MA15+)

The film contains thematic elements such as battle sequences, violent drunk behaviour, sexual assault and torture that are strong in impact.

Violence (R18+)

The film contains battle sequences that feature gory blood sprays and injury detail as a result of shootings, stabbings, dismemberment and decapitation. There is also brief sexual assault and rape.

Coarse Language (MA15+)

The film contains an aggressive use of the word “c**t” and aggressive use of the word “f**k”.

Drug Use (PG)

The film includes verbal references to drug production.

Nudity (PG)

The film contains a brief depiction of buttocks nudity.

Sex (MA15+)

The film contains strong sexualised violence in the form of brief depictions of rape.

mpaa rating

R (for strong graphic bloody violence, sexual assaults, grisly images and language)

Aussie boy's thoughts

The unbelievably extreme violence and battles are definitely in the restricted zone, but it completely suits John Rambo’s style. In 2008’s Rambo, Sylvester Stallone returns to battle for an entire load of graphic action, heavy on machine guns and high-level in explosive gore.

Now, the cinematography of the film is excellent. The battle sequences are obviously insanely violent, with a muscly Sylvester Stallone stylishly kicking ass. But beside the action is a well-crafted plot that’s visually striking and goes perfect with the choice of soundtrack.

The story itself is not consistently entertaining, but fans will discover it’s fairly enjoyable and unfolds at a decent pace. However, there’s a lot of content in this movie that isn’t for the faint-hearted or the squeamish, and Rambo definitely wins – fatality.

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