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The A-Team (2010)

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47

Average Rating: 5.4/10
Reviews Counted: 203
Fresh: 95 | Rotten: 108

For better and for worse, Joe Carnahan's big-screen version of The A-Team captures the superficial, noisy spirit of the TV series.

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Average Rating: 5.2/10
Critic Reviews: 38
Fresh: 16 | Rotten: 22

For better and for worse, Joe Carnahan's big-screen version of The A-Team captures the superficial, noisy spirit of the TV series.

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Director Joe Carnahan resurrects the popular 1980s-era action series with this explosive reboot following the adventures of four Iraq War veterans who begin a second career as mercenaries for hire. Col. John "Hannibal" Smith (Liam Neeson), Templeton "Face" Peck (Bradley Cooper), B.A. Baracus (Quinton "Rampage" Jackson), and H.M. "Howlin' Mad" Murdock (Sharlto Copley) are a group of former Special Forces operatives who have been fighting the good fight for eight years when they're sentenced to

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Action & Adventure, Comedy

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Dec 14, 2010

$77.2M

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All Critics (203) | Top Critics (38) | Fresh (95) | Rotten (108) | DVD (7)

No one(TM)s coming to a big-screen version of the lunkheaded TV show expecting The Hurt Locker. But would it have killed the editors to let a single shot breathe for more than two seconds?

July 6, 2010 Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Comments (2)
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Had the action sequences been better framed and presented, this might have been one of the summer's mindless high points. As it is, it's a passable diversion.

July 6, 2010 Full Review Source: ReelViews
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Let's just be thankful that Carnahan, instead of redoing "The A-Team," didn't remake "Gandhi." The Ganges would have run red. Pacifism is for wussies.

June 18, 2010 Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Comments (3)
Christian Science Monitor
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I was not charmed by it.

June 14, 2010 Full Review Source: At the Movies | Comments (5)
At the Movies
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The A-Team is utterly convinced of its own lovability even as it strains our credibility, abuses our patience, and punishes our eardrums.

June 11, 2010 Full Review Source: Slate | Comment (1)
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To the old box-office maxim that trite makes right, a fresh corollary must be attached: Chaos is the new order, and ugly the new beautiful.

June 11, 2010 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Comments (2)
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"The A-Team" combines over-the-top action scenes with lifeless jokes and the disappointing result is an uninspired action comedy."

December 25, 2012 Full Review Source: Big Hollywood
Big Hollywood

This is not exactly a great film, but it is quite an entertaining one. If you're looking for a fun popcorn flick, then you don't need to look any further.

October 1, 2012 Full Review Source: Examiner.com
Examiner.com

The expression 'brainless summer blockbuster' is often used as a pejorative, but energetic and entertaining popcorn like this shows that that isn't necessarily a bad thing.

February 18, 2012 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

Mildly amusing is the best I can say for the film.

November 5, 2011 Full Review Source: Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

The Eighties should sue.

June 30, 2011 Full Review Source: The Ooh Tray | Comment (1)
The Ooh Tray

Joe Carnahan shows how the film's titular bad-ass heroes become rogue fighters, but takes an age to do so. The TV show's opening credits managed the same feat in around 20 seconds.

March 10, 2011 Full Review Source: Movie Talk
Movie Talk

It may well annoy a few of you as much as it occasionally did me, but it will probably also elicit a good few laughs.

February 3, 2011 Full Review Source: What Culture
What Culture

I also love it when a plan comes together, but as well-intentioned as this film might be, 'The A-Team' never gels for me. It's so awash in constant action that it takes all the fun of the characters right out of it.

December 23, 2010 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

... the set pieces are a confused mess and the character chemistry too weak to hold together the sloppy script despite good casting.

December 21, 2010 Full Review Source: MSN.com
MSN.com

The A-Team is a can of soda -- empty calories, full of fizz. But like a good, cold can of soda on a hot summer day, it's curiously refreshing, tasty and it hits the spot.

December 15, 2010 Full Review Source: IGN DVD
IGN DVD

Can only ride on our nostalgia for too long before the audience decides it's a tiresome and often confusing mess...

November 25, 2010 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

Carnahan and [co] have harnessed the OTT recklessness and cartoonish mayhem of [the show], pumped it full of steroids and delivered a proudly loud and bombastic rendition that pays tribute to its roots without being distractingly slavish.

October 26, 2010 Full Review Source: The Standard

The A-Team succeeds in blasting onto the big screen with big attitude.

October 22, 2010 Full Review Source: Moviedex

Based on its own merits, The A-Team is a sweet little sugar cube of outrageous fun and almost unparalleled silliness. We may not have asked for it, but I'm thankful we've got it.

October 21, 2010 Full Review Source: Quickflix
Quickflix

Naizgled solidna ljetna zabava prepuna spektakularnih akcijskih scena nepotrebno je zakomplicirana scenarističkim zahvatima

September 12, 2010 Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews
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Even committed action fans may acknowledge the editing is so frenetic that it's often impossible to know what is going on -- or why.

August 4, 2010 Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK] | Comments (3)
Daily Mail [UK]

That rarest of things, a big-budget actioner that's almost impossible to enjoy.

August 3, 2010 Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK] | Comments (6)
Daily Mirror [UK]

Go and rent the far superior and similarly themed The Losers instead.

August 3, 2010 Full Review Source: Digital Spy
Digital Spy

Joe Carnahan's movie is loud and vulgar and disorienting, but also an exhilarating kind of fun.

August 3, 2010 Full Review Source: This is London
This is London

Noisy, overblown, lacking substance, but still likeable.

August 3, 2010 Full Review Source: Liverpool Echo
Liverpool Echo

Audience Reviews for The A-Team

This television-series-adaption is nothing but action, explosions, bland storylines and cliched humor. It does possess a strikingly strong cast of heroes (Neeson, Cooper, Rampage, Copley) but it doesn't get the job done as the film is a excessive exaggeration of the TV show. 3.5/5
July 23, 2013
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

If you loved the 80's A-Team TV series you will love this movie. Corny lines, impossible missions, it's got it all. It shows how the team formed and how they became fugitives. Great cast. Liam Neeson is brilliant as Hannibal. He's an unexpectedly good action hero. Bradley Cooper is the hunky Face, Murdock is still loopy and BA is still scared of flying. I like Jessica Biel but I don't think she was right for the lead female role. She is pretty but there's no substance to this character. I think someone like Demi Moore or Jodie Foster would have been better, more gutsy and edgy or even Jessica Alba would have been a better choice.
January 31, 2013
thmtsang
T Tsang

Super Reviewer

An explosive, stylish, outrageous and exhilarating action thrill-ride. A smart, thrilling, wickedly funny and adrenaline-pumping action-packed adventure that you will love. A tremendously entertaining roller-coaster ride of a movie that packs exactly what you want. A heat-seeking missal of non-stop action, sizzling suspense and outrageous comedy. A great movie that's just pure non-stop fun from beginning to finish and even after that you want more. There is no Plan B when it comes from the coolest television team who make it to the big screen with a fantastic and charismatic all-star cast leading the way. Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Sharlto Copley and Quinton Jackson are absolutely sensational, these guys are an absolute joy to watch. They have the perfect chemistry to make this team of crazy, out of control characters work well. Neeson is fantastic, you can tell he's having a blast with this great character. Cooper is terrific, giving off plenty of cool attitude and charm. Copley and Jackson are hysterical together. Director, Joe Carnahan takes his game to a whole new level. A hilarious, pulse-pounding, relentlessly cool and frequently awesome movie. It delivers a few knockout twist and turns that will keep you guessing. The A-Team is the team to route for in this cant-miss entertainment.
October 30, 2012
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    1. Lt. Templeton "Faceman" Peck: Sorry to steal your line, sir. But I love it when a plan comes together.
    – Submitted by William C (11 months ago)
    1. "Howling Mad" Murdock: Hang on everybody, I want to try something I saw in a cartoon once!
    – Submitted by Alexa G (17 months ago)
    1. Col. John "Hannibal" Smith: Alpha, Mike.
    2. Lt. Templeton "Faceman" Peck: FOXTROT!
    – Submitted by Yasser F (18 months ago)
    1. B.A. Baracus: [AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH] you pancaked my van I'm gonna kill you fool.
    2. "Howling Mad" Murdock: You can't park there that's a handicap zone.
    – Submitted by Wyatt E (18 months ago)
    1. Lynch: Wow, that's awesome! That looks exactly like Call Of Duty, doesn't it?
    – Submitted by Andrew K (18 months ago)
    1. Lt. Templeton "Faceman" Peck: This is beyond nuts boss.
    2. Col. John "Hannibal" Smith: It gets better [laughs]
    – Submitted by Sean C (2 years ago)
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