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A Simply Stunning Film,
This review is from: Rambo: First Blood [DVD] (DVD)
Rambo: First Blood [DVD] ...The emotional performance given by Sly Stallone in this masterpiece is nothing short of stunning. This film portrays the way that American society shamelessly shunned, spat at and castigated the returning soldiers of the Vietnam War.
John J. Rambo walks through the wrong town at the wrong time and walks right into an ignorant, small time sherrif, excellently played by Brian Dennehey. What insues next is probably one of the greatest, violent, emotional and very political manhunts in cinema history. The disturbing thing is that at the time ( 1982), you can imagine it really happening in America. That is what makes this work of art so captivating.
If you've never seen it, then buy, rent or obtain urgently. It is an enigma.
This totally wipes the floor with it's big budget Hollywood follow-ups " Rambo II" & " Rambo III". Only the magnificent final Rambo film walks hand in hand with this and gives a fitting end to the highly scarred and emotionally wounded John.J.
In the top 3% of all time: AAAAAAAAAA++++++++++