BTTHSylvester Stallone continues his successful run of geriatric action movies with this buddy action/comedy.  He plays a hitman who is forced to team up with a cop in order to bring down the people who had their partners killed. Of course, hi-jinks and misunderstandings ensue.

If this makes it seems like an R-rated version of Three’s Company, it’s not. It’s just that this type of movie has been done so many times before. Luckily the movie is in the hands of Walter Hill, who made some of the 80’s biggest action movies. It’s definitely better than it has any right to be, but nowhere near as good as I was hoping.

The biggest surprises here are Jason Momoa, who I pretty much wrote off after the Conan remake, and Sarah Shahi, who takes what should have been a thankless role and made good on it. Both do way better than I ever expected. And, unlike Shwarzenegger, Stallone can still easily pull off action movies.

In other words, check your brain at the door and you may enjoy yourself.

DB

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