Jeffrey Wells at Hollywood Elsewhere has posted a brief exchange between an “Industry know-it-all” and a “Lionsgate publicist” on the subject of Rambo, AKA Rambo IV — and it looks like the film will not be screened in advance for critics. If true, then it’s not exactly surprising, since Lionsgate generally doesn’t screen its horror movies or Tyler Perry movies for critics, either.
JAN 22 UPDATE: Well, what do you know. Yesterday, some of my American colleagues were notified that there would be press screenings in their cities tomorrow — and today, it was announced that there would be Canadian press screenings tomorrow, too. Rambo opens in three days, so this was very last-minute.