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By Monique Jones, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Bare-bones Stallone action film has violence, language.

Movie R 2018 92 minutes
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Backtrace is a bare-bones action movie. It follows the beat-by-beat expectations of movies in the genre, squandering the intriguing potential of a plot about an experimental drug.

The film seems to be aiming to capitalize on Stallone's big name cachet, but his character isn't in the film as much as you might think, and you can tell that he was only on set for a short time. Sykes is a mostly ineffective character, and he makes a ridiculous decision at the end in order for the film to have a positive resolution. Overall, Backtrace will likely be a footnote in the action genre; hopefully the team behind it can come back with a stronger entry.

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