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Bullet to the Head (2012)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  1 February 2013 (USA)
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After watching their respective partners die, a New Orleans hitman and a Washington D.C. detective form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy.



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Revenge never gets old.


Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, bloody images, language, some nudity and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 February 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Headshot  »

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Box Office


$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,548,201 (USA) (1 February 2013)


$9,483,821 (USA) (8 March 2013)

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Did You Know?


Christian Slater's first major role in an theatrical film in eight years since Alone in the Dark (2005). See more »


When Kwon is recording the conversation of the bad guys talking, the cellphone display shows that it is charging. See more »


[first lines]
James Bonomo: The guy I just saved is a cop. That's not the usual way I do things, but sometimes you gotta abandon your principles and do what's right.
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, an animated flying bullet destroys the logos of the various production companies. See more »


References Jerry Maguire (1996) See more »


Old Black Mattie
Performed by R.L. Burnside
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If You Like Stallone, You'll Like This
1 May 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Now i'll admit I'm an action junkie and almost all the movies I review are in this genre. So with that in mind I'm an obvious fan of Stallone and Walter Hill. If you are also you'll like this as he one lines, punches, shoots, explodes and stabs his way through this film. Now the plot is very cliché and predictable which is why I would give it a 6.

However I do enjoy the retro,cheesy 80's feel this movie has.Overall, the film is average but watchable. Thats because of the Stallone/Hill combination and the action throughout.Comparing it to another similar retro action film from an ageing action star in early 2013 (The Last Stand),I felt that the last stand was more fun and enjoyable. But I'd still recommend both films if your a fan of the genre and the actors.


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