Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot

 (1,324)4.31 h 27 min2010PG-13
Sylvester Stallone and Estelle Getty star in this action comedy about a detective whose life is turned upside down when his feisty mother witnesses a murder and becomes his unlikely partner.
Directors
Roger Spottiswoode
Starring
Sylvester StalloneEstelle GettyJoBeth Williams
Genres
ComedyAction
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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4.6 out of 5 stars

1324 global ratings

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MyasReviewed in the United States on January 24, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Sorry Arnold I liked It
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I'd watched an interview where Arnold said he set Sylvester up tricking him into taking this role. Sorry, he was the man who could pull if off. It's a ridiculous entertaining movie and Estelle Getty knows who she is. Not too long ago I slipped up and called my 40+ year old son 'punkin' very quickly apologizing before I took the next breath. He came back with "eh, everybody has a ma'.
7 people found this helpful
SZReviewed in the United States on July 31, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Funny little movie!
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I know Sly said this was the worst movie he ever made, but there's a point to the movie and its a good comedy to get you laughing about his mom "Tutti". Sly from Rocky and Estelle Getty from the "Golden Girls" are a good mother and son duo. "She's definitely cleaning up the streets" in this movie. A meddling mother and her snappy son is a good feel-good movie. I gave 5 stars because I first saw on tv and eventually wanted to buy it, gotta love moms especially in this comedy.
6 people found this helpful
Connor BrennanReviewed in the United States on October 25, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
Ugh.
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You ever watch one of those movies where you just can't stop groaning all the way through because you see almost nothing of redeemable value? Well, this is such a film. None of the performances worked, any attempts to make a joke fell flat or were just cringe-worthy, and Estelle Getty's mother character will get on the nerves of even the most patient viewer. She's such a cartoon in this film-using detergents and soap to clean Stallone's pistol, pointing the pistol at Stallone to make his bed, showing everyone his baby pictures (including to some creepy stewardesses who say that he looked attractive in diapers (quite horrible)), and cluelessly buying a machine gun from guys who are clearly dangerous mercenaries-that even the most worrying mothers in real life would look at this and be shocked at how misrepresented they are. Stallone is pathetically lost in this garbage and struggles to keep a straight face in his role. Don't just take my word for it; Stallone himself has said many times that the film is one of the worst of all time. The villains are so insignificant, that they botch killing Stallone and the mother character multiple times, and don't even have that many confrontations with them. There is an amusing performance from Martin Ferraro, however, whom you'll recognize from Jurassic Park (and to give him credit, his part in the film isn't that much of an indignity). What value did anyone working on this film see in it at the time? Why anyone think that a bankrupt concept like an overly worried and ditzy old mother becoming her son's partner on the police force would work? Other than that bankrupt concept, there is nothing unique to the buddy cop genre; the villain plan is just simply running guns and fleeing to South America. The most hilarious thing associated with this film is that Arnold Schwarzenegger tricked Stallone into lobbying for the main role. Arnold read the script and knew that it wasn't worth wasting one's time and reputation on, so he announced that he would take on the role just so Stallone could "steal" it from him. It was all part of a bitter rivalry they shared back in the 80s and 90s. Well, Arnie won that round.
8 people found this helpful
J. LarsenReviewed in the United States on February 22, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
A Great Action Comedy
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A wonderfully entertaining action/comedy that partners a TV icon from Golden Girls and an Action star that needs no introduction. Sly is great showing off his sensitive and comedic side as a down on his luck Detective who desperately needs motherly support. The behind the scenes interviews were the best part of this DVD.
3 people found this helpful
ryan sandmanReviewed in the United States on December 13, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great movie for hold family
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The movie arrived 10 days after purchase set great movie a little old lady it is such a funny lady it's a great movie the movie reminds me of my grandmother wearing big glasses like Elton John definitely would buy again if I had to but the disc was in perfect condition brand new thanks again Amazon
4 people found this helpful
Blane R. SchippersReviewed in the United States on August 11, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Fun movie
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This isn't the greatest movie but it's entertaining. Estelle Getty is great! Stop or My Mom Will Shoot is a fun, feel good movie. Great to watch when you are feeling down.
3 people found this helpful
L. M.Reviewed in the United States on July 1, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot DVD
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Can't seem to find on tv, couldn't find the dvd on Netflix to rent so purchased it. It's one of my favs that I watch over and over so well worth the purchase. Sylvester Stallone and Estelle Getty are hilarious together. The storyline is great from beginning to end.
2 people found this helpful
austin3:13Reviewed in the United States on October 11, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
good classic/Stallone movie
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My wife got me this as a surprise. Good classic movie of Stallone, my wife got me this and i love it, it will be added on my collection of Stallone movies. One of the classics that i really wanted to add on my collection, growing up watching Stallone movies is awesome! I'm glad my wife came across with this DVD and ordered it for me. The disc is clean, new without scratches. So happy with this gift, i hope she will continue surprising me with stuff like this. Will be collecting more Stallone movies. If you're a fan, i highly recommend this. Good stuff!
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