It's almost as if an internet fan club wrote a script then hired a screenwriter to add serious movie stuff like character arcs.
| Original Score: 2/5
Overall this is a muscle-bound, testosterone-fuelled, wise-cracking, explosion of a movie. Brilliant.
| Original Score: 4/5
It is not awful just very, very ordinary.
| Original Score: 3/5
It's all shot and edited in a cut-to-ribbons, unsatisfying, no-stakes CGI way.
| Original Score: 1/5
An energetic escape from Development Hell: suitably OTT, often fun and always loud.
"Overkill is underrated," says team-leader Hannibal Smith (Liam Neeson), ominously, and the next two hours proceed to give overkill its due.
Fond memories of Saturday teatimes spent with Hannibal Smith and the rest of The A-Team? Prepare to have them squelched.
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| Original Score: 1.5/5
Where the sheer superficiality of it all could come across as offensive elsewhere, there's a layer of knowing charm to the whole thing that saves the day.
Let down by a disappointing script, dodgy dialogue, poor CGI effects, panicky editing and a subplot that's both morally reprehensible and entirely out of place.
The big-screen remake of the much-loved 1980s TV series frequently doffs its cap to the original, but is too brash and loud to retain any of its charm.
Carnahan's noisy movie strains to turn the corny 1980s TV show into something achingly hip and cool.
One big jumble that's about one-third fun and two-thirds far from it.
The A-Team's cocktail of convoluted scheming, smirking one-liners, and unabashed mayhem is unsurprisingly well-suited to its demands. But it's still junk. Surely we've moved on?
I pity the fool that takes this movie too seriously.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Pity the fool who can't get down with the overblown b-grade action entertainment found in The A-Team.
No oneā(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?
Takes the spirit of the series, straps a bunch of rockets to it, crashes it through a brick wall and has it make out with Jessica Biel.
| Original Score: 3/4
The show was fun, damn it, and guess what: so is the movie.
In their attempt to rekindle and update the slightly camp TV series feel to hip, cool and sophisticated, the filmmakers have failed dismally.