Based on a French graphic novel, “Du Plomb Dans la Tête,” written by Alexis Nolent and illustrated by Colin Wilson – a gritty modern day hitman tale.
Walter Hill, director of 48 Hours, teams up with Sylvester Stallone who takes on the title role. Hill leans on his previous pedigree to frame the movie in a more classic structure, attempting to recreate some of his former magic in a violent romp.
Stallone looks great for his age, committing to the role and providing a striking, visual presence.
Unfortunately, the movie is ultimately a forgettable, uninspired journey with one ridiculous scenario after another and not enough wit and story to propel it along, nor care for any of the protagonists.