Bullet to the Head
Plot[change | change source]
In New Orleans, hitman Jimmy Bobo and his partner Louis Blanchard kill a corrupt former Washington, D.C. policeman, Hank Greely. Bobo leaves a prostitute, Lola, alive. Later, at a bar, Blanchard is murdered by a man named Keegan. The man also threatens to kill Bobo.
Bobo and Detective Taylor Kwon meet each other in a bar. Kwon informs Bobo he knows Bobo and Blanchard killed Greely. Bobo leaves, and Kwon tries to follow him. Kwon is attacked by corrupt cops who were ordered by a man named Robert Morel to prevent Kwon from further investigating about Greely. Bobo rescues Kwon and takes him to a tattoo parlor. There, Bobo's estranged daughter, Lisa, treats Kwon's wounds. They later go to a massage parlor, where Bobo interrogates a middleman named Ronnie Earl, the man who hired Bobo and Blanchard on Morel's behalf. Ronnie Earl tries to kill Bobo. Bobo then kills Ronnie Earl, though his gun jams.
Bobo and Kwon agree to work together. They kidnap Morel's lawyer Marcus Baptiste and take him to Bobo's house. Baptiste is forced to give them a USB flash drive, which details Morel's plans to acquire housing projects and demolish them. Baptiste reveals Keegan is an ex-mercenary hired to be Morel's enforcer. After that, Bobo shoots him in the head.
Cast[change | change source]
- Sylvester Stallone as James "Bobo" Bonomo
- Sung Kang as Detective Taylor Kwon
- Sarah Shahi as Lisa Bonomo
- Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Robert Nkomo Morel
- Christian Slater as Marcus Baptiste
- Jason Momoa as Keegan
- Jon Seda as Louis Blanchard
- Holt McCallany as Hank Greely
- Brian Van Holt as Ronnie Earl
- Weronika Rosati as Lola
- Dane Rhodes as Lieutenant Lebreton
- Marcus Lyle Brown as Detective Towne
- Douglas M. Griffin as Baby Jack
Reception[change | change source]
Rotten Tomatoes gave Bullet to the Head a 47% rating. Metacritic gave the movie a 48 score, meaning "mixed or average reviews". Jay Weissberg of Variety magazine called it a "kickass actioner driven by personality rather than plot."
Box office[change | change source]
Bullet to the Head was Stallone's worst opening weekend box office in 32 years. The movie only took in almost $22 million, failing to bring back its $55 million budget.
Awards[change | change source]
Stallone was nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor in this movie.