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Cobra

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5.81 h 27 min1986X-Ray18
A street-wise detective's hard-line approach to the law is pushed to the limit when he challenges a rampaging band of psycho bikers. Sylvester Stallone plays the cop, and takes them on single-handedly in a car chase that keeps you on the edge of your seat.
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Andrew Robinson
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4.5 out of 5 stars

2077 global ratings

  1. 73% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 13% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 8% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 2% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 3% of reviews have 1 stars
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Tommy Page Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 August 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
You're the disease, and I'm the cure!
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Classic movie , one of Stallones best . COBRA Is , about a series of random murders happening in L.A. By a ruthless crazed gang , Cobra is brought in . To speak to a witness , who luckily survived , the attempt on her life . By them , and now he has to protect her, in his custody and. Kill the psychopathic leader and his gang , once and for all . A must for hardcore Stallone fans .
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Colonel DeckerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 January 2013
4.0 out of 5 stars
Does Exactly What it Says on the Tin
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Cobra is a classic slice of typical 80s action. Its cheesy, has a thin plot, plenty of macho cringeworthy moments, but despite this, the movie works.

There is no doubt that Stallone has charisma, thats what made him such a star in Hollywood, and he works on that to a treat here. Fans of his work will be delighted in that sense.

Stallone is backed up well too. We have Andrew Robinson and Reni Santoni as part of the law enforcement group- both are very good actors, and interestingly both starred in the classic Dirty Harry 15 years earlier.

The biggest surprise for me was Brigitte Nielsen, who as a baddie was a disaster in the ill fated Beverly Hills Cop 2. But here, as a woman on the run from a manic serial killer, she really impresses.

The script which was written by Stallone is poor indeed, that is the big let down here, but again the decent actors make the most of it. I'm sure at some points they may have improvised.

The direction is top notch, and it was a shrewd idea, possibly by Stallone to bring in George P Cosmatos who Stallone had previously worked with on Rambo 2.

A worthy note should also be aimed at the killer himself played by Brian Thompson who is mostly mute here, just adding even more of a sense of horror about his character.

And oh how inncocent the 80s were. There is an early supermarket showdown piece that has plenty of advertising for Pepsi. But in that scene Stallone decides to swig from a beer instead, also at the end Coke is advertised and drank. Its a small note, but that would NEVER happen in a film of today.

All in all if you like plain old dumbed down at times and cheesy action movies of this era, you should love Cobra- there is plenty of machine guns, deaths (though not graphic) and lots of car chases, its a hoot, all be it a guilty one.
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jman jrReviewed in the United Kingdom on 07 May 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Su Pa film.
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It's Stallone, it's Cannon and it's classic.

Nothing more to be said ...

11/10
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Martin L. MeenaghReviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 March 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fantastic Eighties nonsense
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This is almost as much fun as Raw Deal, and comes from that transition point where people swapped loud jackets for long black greatcoats. Grade A-silliness with which to enjoy a free evening. It just about edges Tango and Cash....
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Bob GroverReviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 July 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Dated which is both interesting for this genre, and a bit poor.
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Stallone looks more handsome and agile than his recent movies have conveyed naturally. I think action adventure movies keep pushing the envelope, like comedy, so old stuff looks a bit tame. It's well watchable for all the wrong reasons.
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 04 December 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Violent but thoroughly enjoyable
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Rambo? Rocky? Keep 'em both - I'll take Cobra anyday of the week. This was a fantastic version of the film to watch on my projector, 100 inch image. Soundtrack is 1980s heaven too. A joy!
BITW91Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 February 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
"Meet the cure"
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This is one Blu-ray you need to get if you are a huge fan of Sylvester Stallone like myself. The Blu-ray quality is 100% perfect with every scene being punched right at you due to amazing HD quality.

I do love COBRA and it is one of those films that you can enjoy again & again if you like a film that is full of fast paced action.
6 people found this helpful
M.IReviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 August 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Nothing original, but fun
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This is one of those cheesy 80s action films that's so bad it's not bad at all. The plot is thin, the dialogue rubbish and the characters clichéd and predictable but if you have a penchant for 80s action films, you'll enjoy this.
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