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1988

Rambo III (1988)

Rambo III (1988)

Rambo III    25 May 1988

R 102 minReleased

5.8
IMDB: 5.8/10 108 votes

Let’s talk about Rambo III here. One of those movies that took body blows from multiple directions – and never really deserved it. Starting with the status quo denouncing the movie for criticizing the Soviet Union at a time when people were trying to build bridges. And nobody wanted to hear about Afghanistan in 1988 (the film was originally supposed to be set in Siberia), a lot had changed in 12 months after Rambo III was filmed ...

The Beast of War (1988)

The Beast of War (1988)

The Beast of War    07 Sep 1988

R 111 minReleased

7.4
IMDB: 7.4/10 159 votes

Aside from Das Boot, of all the war movies that came out in the 1980’s, this is the best. I’ll go one further – it’s one of the best war movies ever created. It didn’t have the promotion of a typical 80’s movie. It wasn’t hoisted on the shoulders of critics either, so it wasn’t particularly well known. Like Rambo III, this movie suffered as well because it had the right message at the wrong time. ...