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Extreme Ops (2002)

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8

Average Rating: 3/10
Reviews Counted: 66
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 61

The various stunts in Extreme Ops don't compensate for the inane storyline and bad dialogue.

5

Average Rating: 3/10
Critic Reviews: 19
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 18

The various stunts in Extreme Ops don't compensate for the inane storyline and bad dialogue.

audience

27

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Average Rating: 2.6/5
User Ratings: 8,103

My Rating

Movie Info

A group of extreme winter athletes find themselves risking their neck for more than just thrills in this action drama. Jeffrey (Rupert Graves) is a director who has been hired to make a television commercial for a cellular phone company. For the spot, Jeffrey has come up with an exciting visual motif - a group of extreme skiers and snowboarders outrunning an avalanche on a remote mountain range. To get the needed footage, Jeffrey and his crew head to Austria, where they set up to film on a

May 6, 2003

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In their quest for the youth market, Hollywood hacks often dress up their old script ideas in baggy pants and backward baseball caps, but I hope American kids aren't dumb enough to swallow this awful extreme-sports adventure.

March 6, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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The impossible plot and laugh-out-loud dialogue would have been tolerable if the tricks were impressive.

March 6, 2007 Full Review Source: Associated Press
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This is a duff plot, but as an excuse to show lots of people with guns, a lot more people jumping around on snowboards and even more people repeatedly shouting 'Woooo!', it's unbeatable.

January 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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An acceptably mindless sanctuary from the annual December attack of important movies duking it out for Oscar glory.

May 28, 2003 Full Review Source: Newsday
Newsday
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Jackass Goes to Austria.

January 2, 2003
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Where's Vin Diesel when you need him?

December 27, 2002
Hollywood Reporter
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Good extreme snowboarding, poor everything else.

December 24, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

It all just pans out like a long episode of "Power Rangers" minus the costumes with so many predictable plot twists.

April 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

An extremely stupid action movie.

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

No amount of skate tricks or avalanche-dodging ski stunts will win us over if the characters have had their charisma surgically removed.

December 30, 2006 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

If you're walking past a cinema where it's showing, and it's raining, and you fancy a laugh... I would do something else, to be honest.

July 8, 2003 Full Review Source: Guardian
Guardian

We get awful effects and endless shots of stuntmen filling in for B-grade actors (such as Bridgette Wilson-Sampras) traveling down mountains. How fascinating.

June 26, 2003 Full Review

One of the dumbest action movies in recent memory (and that's saying a lot), this is so bad it's almost fun to watch.

May 16, 2003 Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall
Shadows on the Wall

So far past its sell-by-date it ought to come with a complimentary funeral wreath.

May 12, 2003 Full Review Source: BBC.com
BBC.com

The worst of the movie's offenses, however, happens in the editing room. With all the good guys, bad guys, skiing, helicopters and running through snow you're never quite sure who's who or what's what.

February 17, 2003 Full Review Source: Hollywood.com
Hollywood.com

Extreme Ops has plenty of value as a movie on which you and your funniest friends can goof. There exists no logic to the plot and no point to the process. And I still don't know what an Op is.

January 25, 2003 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

Only for clean and easily pleased teens.

January 5, 2003 Full Review Source: Dark Horizons
Dark Horizons

The really sweet part comes when this really wicked avalanche does happen while they're being chased and the director decides to film the uptight skier chick in front of it, so they can use it in the commercial. It was sooooooo rad, man!

December 8, 2002 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

ufus Sewell and Rupert Graves do add some thespian punch as the intrepid video director and the pampered producer, but it's not nearly enough to keep this one from extremely bombing.

December 7, 2002 Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix
Boston Phoenix

A high concept movie that mostly leaves out the concept part.

December 6, 2002 Full Review Source: Nitrate Online
Nitrate Online

Audience Reviews for Extreme Ops

Extreme Ops is the perfect definition of a very bad film. Bad acting, bad actors, plot and directing. The plot to this film is by far one of the stupidest plots I've ever seen for a film. A bunch of extreme sports kids defeat powerful terrorists. Right then that should tell you this film will suck-and it it does. Everyone in this film obviously know nothing in making a good action film. If you want a good action film view Die Hard, that had a story, this piece of shit had action and no story. Extreme Ops is one of the worst films I've seen, and like I said it's the perfect example of a bad film. Nothing really does make sense, and the film gets even more rediculous. A very bad teen oriented action film, and I watched this when I was in my teens, it sucked then and it sucks now.
August 9, 2010
TheDudeLebowski65
Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

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More coolest and most amazing extreme sequences captured on film. This non-stop action-adventure that delivers maximum movie excitement.
October 24, 2006
deano
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

The stunt, the action, and the eye candy was incredible. The storyline was strong and this movie could have been great, if they had focused as much attention on the story and the conflict as they did on the stunts. All in all, very entertaining, eventhou there isn't much of a story to it.
September 8, 2010
Tss807

Super Reviewer

"Look it's not easy for me to admit this, but the fact of it is, over the past 24 hours, I've fallen in love with each and every one of you. We're going to be pretty high up there and it's going to be pretty dangerous. And if anything should happen, I don't think I'd forgive myself. Especially you Silo, your quiet charm has cast a spell over me." - Ian

Actually this movie wasn't a total stinker. It had some good points, a lot of low points as well, but still some good stuff to be seen. The story was actually a rather interesting idea. The characters in the movie were all pretty good ideas, just not executed correctly. The two characters that were supposed to be super adrenaline junkies were good ideas, but weren't done justice. I'm not saying the acting was horrible or anything like that, I'm just saying that some of the things they were doing didn't look "cool", just plain stupid. There were a few stunts that they did that were really cool though, so it wasn't a total bust. The action in the film was actually really good at times. But, it was very often short-lived. For the actual final moments of the movie, let's just say it could have been better. Most of the actors did a fine job. Rufus Sewell did a fine job as always. Devon Sawa did a surprisingly good job in this movie. Bridgette Wilson did a great job with her role and looks absolutely fantastic throughout the movie. Jana Pallaske did an ok job with her role. She wasn't spectacular, but she did pretty good job given the material. All in all, I can't in good conscience recommend you go see this movie in the theater unless you just want to see some cool snowboarding/skiing footage.
March 8, 2009
husky10000years

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