Son of Rambow Short story: A couple of '80s schoolboys create a home-video sequel to the first Rambo movie. Long story: Busy British comedy Son of Rambow waxes… Son of Rambow Short story: A couple of '80s schoolboys create a home-video sequel to the first Rambo movie. Long story: Busy British comedy Son of Rambow waxes… 2008-05-02 PG-13 PT95M Comedy Bill Milner Will Poulter Ed Westwick Paramount Vantage
Movie Review

Son of Rambow (2008)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
Son of Rambow | HOME STALLONE Will Poulter is one of two boys who decide to make a video sequel to First Blood in Son of Rambow
Image credit: Maggie Ferreira
HOME STALLONE Will Poulter is one of two boys who decide to make a video sequel to First Blood in Son of Rambow
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Limited Release: May 02, 2008; Rated: PG-13; Length: 95 Minutes; Genre: Comedy; With: Bill Milner and Will Poulter; Distributor: Paramount Vantage

Short story: A couple of '80s schoolboys create a home-video sequel to the first Rambo movie. Long story: Busy British comedy Son of Rambow waxes nostalgic about boyhood friendships, school days, amateur video-making, and the glorious grunts of Sylvester Stallone. (The movie also takes a swipe at conservative Christian sectarianism.) The team who made The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy display plenty of whirligig energy, if not much control or lightness of touch. The nonpros who play the religious angel and devilish bully best friends/junior filmmakers perform like...nice nonpros. C+

Originally posted Apr 30, 2008 Published in issue #990 May 09, 2008 Order article reprints
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