Type to search


Episode 006: Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992) - That’s What Moms Are For

Maximilian Rivera May 3, 2016
A tough police sergeant’s overbearing mother comes to visit him and begins to meddle in his life and career.

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 4%


Take one of the hottest action stars of the 90s and team them up with the mother from Golden Girls. Is THIS the formula for success? That’s what we discover with our 4% movie, Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992)!

Starring Sylvester Stallone, Estelle Getty, and Jobeth Williams, this buddy comedy was written by screenwriter Blake Snyder (Save the Cat) and directed by Roger Spottiswoode.

Is this Stallone classic misunderstood? Is it the mother-son version of Seven we’ve all been waiting for? Should you and mom watch this for Mother’s Day? Give this a listen and let us know!

​Check out the trailer and some choice scenes:

What cinema gems did we miss out on? 

Cool World is the standout picture here: 

​Sure, Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot wasn’t the worst movie we’ve ever seen. It’s honestly almost 5 times better than Master of Disguise. And we felt a noticeable shift in film quality here, which is something at least.

Hit us up on Twitter and Facebook to let us know!

Want to have a shout out or get a question answered on a future episode? Shoot us an email at thecriticalbreakdownpodcast@gmail.com.

Don’t forget to rate and review us on iTunes or any podcatcher of your choice!

What’s next? It might be a tough one, so wish us Good Luck, Chuck. 

Max is a marketing copywriter by day, filmmaker and screenwriter by night. He resides in Charlotte, NC, and loves his dogs, watching movies, building LEGO sets, and eating food. Lots of food.You can find Max at his personal website and twitter.