'Rambo III' Critic Reviews

55%
MovieWeb:   1 reviews
36%
Rotten Tomatoes:   28 reviews
  • Janet Maslin New York Times (Top Critic)
    60
    Mr. Stallone has by now made Rambo parody-proof, since the character is every bit as laughable as he is grandiose; that's part of the fun.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Desson Thomson Washington Post (Top Critic)
    Stallone scripts the wall-to-wall explosions too haphazardly and unimaginatively.
    Full Review » 14 years ago
  • Hal Hinson Washington Post (Top Critic)
    Rambo may, in fact, have outlived his usefulness. His moment may have passed.
    Full Review » 14 years ago
  • Variety Staff Variety (Top Critic)
    Always at ground zero in the chaos is Rambo -- gloriously, inhumanly impervious to fear and danger -- whose character is inhabited by Stallone with messianic intensity.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Keith Uhlich UGO
    Engages the plight of the Mujahideen with a humanizing, doc-like approach (fascinating to witness, all these years later, when the ally/enemy tables have turned so drastically).
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Stefan Birgir Stefansson sbs.is
    50
    Lacking the overall mojo of the first two
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • David Nusair Reel Film Reviews
    75
    ...an entertaining, sporadically electrifying piece of work that makes up in thrills what it lacks in relevance.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Kim Newman Empire Magazine
    40
    Strays slightly from the formula and therefore loses some of its mindless fun credentials.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • TV Guide's Movie Guide
    38
    A mindless and uninspired effort.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Jeffrey M. Anderson Combustible Celluloid
    It's a very bad film, but now has an interesting element when viewed in retrospect -- Rambo goes to Afghanistan to fight with the Mujaheddin against the Soviets.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Greg Maki Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
    40
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Time Out
    Saturday Morning Picture Club stuff, only dearer.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Chuck O'Leary FulvueDrive-in.com
    70
    Real-life events have rendered this third Rambo adventure the most dated of the series. Still, though, it remains an exciting piece of hardcore action.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com
    40
    Full Review » 9 years ago
  • Michael A. Smith Nolan's Pop Culture Review
    60
    At least it helped inspire "Hot Shots Part Deux"
    Full Review » 9 years ago
  • Rebecca Murray About.com
    20
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Leonard Klady Movie City News
    40
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Luis Martinez Cinenganos
    40
    It's just the same crap.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Alex Sandell Juicy Cerebellum
    40
    Not any worse than the second, but I still say this series should have ended with the first.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Bob Bloom Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
    20
    Forget it, still another example of an unnecessary sequel.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Clint Morris Moviehole
    60
    More of the same...but boy it's cool!
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Bob Grimm Las Vegas Mercury
    60
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • John Urbancich Sun Newspapers of Cleveland
    40
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Philip Martin Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
    20
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • David Poland Hot Button
    60
    Full Review » 12 years ago