Burly powerhouse Stallone returns (once again) with an astounding display of, quite literally, head-bashing violence. As an aging hit man, he teams up with a novice DC detective (Kang) to chase the baddies of New Orleans. Together, they provide some lowbrow comic relief in the standard form of tough criminal-meets-scrawny detective banter, Stallone’s deadpan delivery of which (just) saves the day. Some requisite nudity, one-liners and the closing axe-on-axe combat make it worth taking a quick peek.
Shootout (Keine Gnade) | Directed by Walter Hill (USA 2012) with Sylvester Stallone, Christian Slater and Sung Kang. Starts March 7