Cert 18 Stars 2

Sylvester Stallone returns in his fifth hard-hitting action thriller as the former Green Beret and Vietnam War veteran, John J. Rambo, a long suffering one-man army of revenge who faces his Alamo moment in this perfunctory and presumably final episode.

A blood bath of limited invention for the series’ the diminishing number of fans, it sees Rambo offering violent solutions to the bloodthirsty Mexican cartel from whom he must defend his Arizona ranch.

Compared to his reinvigorated boxing franchise Rocky, this is a poor send off for a one time pop culture phenomenon and a box office powerhouse.