Rambo III

1988 "The first was for himself. The second for his country. This time it's to save his friend."
5.8| 1h42m| R| en| More Info
Released: 24 May 1988 Released
Producted By: Carolco Pictures
Country: United States of America
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Official Website: https://www.lionsgate.com/movies/rambo-iii

Combat has taken its toll on Rambo, but he's finally begun to find inner peace in a monastery. When Rambo's friend and mentor Col. Trautman asks for his help on a top secret mission to Afghanistan, Rambo declines but must reconsider when Trautman is captured.

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Lovesusti The Worst Film Ever
Wordiezett So much average
Brainsbell The story-telling is good with flashbacks.The film is both funny and heartbreaking. You smile in a scene and get a soulcrushing revelation in the next.
Zlatica One of the worst ways to make a cult movie is to set out to make a cult movie.
rambofanlife-41678 Rambo III the third sequel it is my at least favorite film in the series of the three, but i love it for what it is. Still It is an bad-ass kick-ass action film. This is my childhood movie the movie I grew up with it. Yes I know I have said it a lot of harsh things about this film. Still it is Stallone film it is Rambo my favorite comic book hero. It was my first film I saw in the Rambo trilogy it is my childhood film. I am going to watch it every year. Politically I disliked it but as an action film I like it and I am going to judge as an action movie. This movie to me is solid 9.Rambo III is the third installment in the Rambo saga. Sylvester Stallone returns in the 1988 sequel as John Rambo, the former Green Beret, who drops into Afghanistan during the Soviet occupation after his mentor Colonel Trautman (Richard Crenna) goes missing following a mission.Rambo III is not really my all time favorite action film it is more ridicules and un believable. I would rather watch Predator 2 or Cobra than this movie. First Blood and Rambo: First Blood Part II were both classic films this movie was a step down and mayor disappointment and I am glad Sylvester Stallone made the fourth movie Rambo which I love it more.Here is what love in the movie: Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) fires his explosive C4 tip arrows at the helicopter gunship and destroys the helicopter with his bow and C4 explosive arrow. That is my bad-ass scene in the film Rambo fires an arrow with an attached blue cyalume light at the Soviets in the cave. Those are bad ass scenes in the film. They don't make movies like this in the movies anymore. Sylvester Stallone is in his best shave of his life, he goes under tanks and drag him self that was really difficult but Stallone was muscle so he made it. Rambo has a new survival knife a modified bowie designed and I love how he uses to cut barbed wire on the base perimeter. I love the fight between Rambo and Kourov (Randy Raney) and which Rambo uses a fly kick I love that in the film. Rambo climbs the wall without climbing equipment that is memorable and favorite scene of mine. The film was directed by Peter MacDonald and written was by Sylvester Stallone and Sheldon Lettich who made 4 movies with Jean-Claude Van Damme. Jerry Goldsmith return for the music score the last time for the film, but wasn't memorable in the movie like was for the first two.What can I say Rambo III is a fun action sequel but I enjoy the first two movies more and I enjoy Rambo (2008) MiLES way more. The Deseret scenes in the film were cool. The reason my at least favorite is the action takes 50 min till Rambo goes in to rescue mission. Rambo suppose to be one men army but he wasn't he had help with Mujahedeen's I don't know why and Richard Crenna I like him in the film but he is not memorable in here like he was in the first two movies. Rambo 3 is an okay action film I like it, it could have been much better I love First Blood to death and I love Rambo: First Blood Part II to death, Rambo (2008) I have enjoyed more and I love it to death. 9/10
Coventry Yours truly is a prototypic male specimen, meaning that I like: cold beers, beautiful women and 80s action flicks starring Sylvester Stallone! Perhaps together with the equally extreme "Cobra", "Rambo III" represents Sly's peak in terms of grotesque and excessively violent cinema, and therefore I'm simply loving it! "First Blood" was a very good film overall, "Rambo II" was a logical and almost textbook sequel, but "Rambo III" is just a completely derailed and over-the-top feast of firepower and explosions! No wonder it was once even included in the Guinness Book of World Records for contemporary being the most violent film ever made, since this film features a body count of literally hundreds of people and single-handedly gives a whole new meaning to terms like "Cannon Fodder" or "Collateral Damage". No matter how hard John Rambo tries to leave his military past behind, it always catches up with him. Once again, he initially refuses to be part of a top-secret mission, and yet once again he's mentally forced go in alone afterwards? when he learns that his friend and mentor Trautman is held captive by evil Russians. Although admittedly nobody could be blamed at the time of its release, "Rambo III" is quite ironic to watch nowadays. In 1988, during the last waves of the Cold War, the Russians were still the preferred choice as enemies, and in this particular case Rambo even allies with Afghan rebels against them. It's rather funny how the script depicts the Afghans as pitiable but courageous people who have been forced to fight wars ever since their existence, notably because the US invaded Afghanistan themselves two decades later! These days, you won't often encounter an American film that is dedicated to the "gallant people of Afghanistan" anymore.
The Grand Master Rambo III may not be the most popular in the Rambo series due to many people criticising the ordinary and derivative plot. Then again, apart from First Blood (1982) nobody is taking any of the Rambo movies seriously. First Blood (1982) saw a tormented John Rambo symbolically wage war on society following his mistreatment. Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) sees Rambo redeem himself saving the forgotten POW's left behind enemy lines in Vietnam. Rambo III sees Rambo back in action to save his friend. I thought Rambo III was enjoyable for it's quality action and Sylvester Stallone in his element.Rambo III starts off with John Rambo now living in Thailand helping out the locals build a Buddhist monastery while dabbling in stick fighting contests on the side. When his friend and former commander Colonel Sam Trautman (Richard Crenna) and Embassy official Robert Griggs (Kurtwood Smith) approach Rambo to join him to help the Mujahedeen rebels who are fighting the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, Rambo declines, stating he is tired of fighting and wants to live the rest of his life in peace. Trautman reluctantly leaves and continues to proceed with the mission. The mission goes awry and Colonel Trautman is captured and taken prisoner by the brutal Soviet Colonel Zaysen (Marc de Jonge). Griggs later informs Rambo of Trautman's capture and upon hearing the news, Rambo launches a rescue operation to save Trautman with the rebels. When asked why Rambo is doing this, he simply replies "Cause he'd do it for me." Sylvester Stallone returns in his now famous role as John Rambo along with Richard Crenna as Colonel Sam Trautman. Kurtwood Smith, well known as his role as Clarence Boddicker in Robocop, has a small role as embassy official Robert Griggs but as a good guy. Marc de Jonge was a quality villain as Colonel Zaysen although he was rarely sighted in Hollywood but instead well known for his roles in France before his untimely death in 1996.The best way to enjoy Rambo III is to ignore the negative reviews and criticisms about its plot. It is what it is. Enjoy Rambo III for its explosive action and Sylvester Stallone in his titular role.7/10.
utgard14 Sexagenarian Colonel Trautman (Richard Crenna) leads a mission into Afghanistan to help rebels fighting the Russians. He's captured and, naturally, Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) must come to the rescue. The least of the Rambo movies by a wide margin. It doesn't even feel like a natural progression from the first two movies. John Rambo's character is especially 'off' in this one. He's more talkative and sociable than in the last two movies. He even makes jokes. The dynamic with Trautman is also off. In the other movies, Trautman was a father figure. Here he's more of a buddy. Despite my problems with how the parts are written, both actors do fine with what they're given.The pacing is poor and the script seems entirely too invested in getting us to care about the Afghan rebels and their fight against the evil Soviets. Aside from making the whole thing feel dated (even more so than the second Rambo movie in my opinion), it's like they forgot what people watch a Rambo movie for. If they had trimmed a lot of this stuff in the first half, the movie would have flowed better and that could have made for a more effective actioner. A lot of the dialogue is pretty corny, too. The best part of the movie is the cinematography from John Stanier, which is far better than you would expect for a movie such as this. Watchable for fans of the first two movies but nothing special.