The Expendables (2010)

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Critic Consensus: It makes good on the old-school action it promises, but given all the talent on display, The Expendables should hit harder.


Movie Info

An all-star cast of action-movie icons headline Sylvester Stallone's explosive action thriller about a group of hard-nosed mercenaries who are double-crossed during a treacherous mission. Approached by the shadowy Church (Bruce Willis) to overthrow tyrannical South American dictator General Gaza (David Zayas) and restore order to the troubled island country of Vilena, stoic soldier of fortune Barney Ross (Stallone) rounds up an unstoppable team that includes former SAS soldier and blade … More

Rating: R (for strong action and bloody violence throughout, and for some language)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: David Callaham, Sylvester Stallone, Dave Callaham
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 21, 2011
Box Office: $103.0M
Runtime:
Lionsgate Films - Official Site

Cast

Sylvester Stallone

as Barney Ross
Jason Statham

as Lee Christmas
Jet Li

as Yin Yang
Dolph Lundgren

as Gunner Jensen
Eric Roberts

as James Monroe
Randy Couture

as Toll Road
David Zayas

as General Garza
Gary Daniels

as The Brit
Terry Crews

as Hale Caesar
Amin Joseph

as Pirate Leader
Bruce Willis

as Mr. Church
Senyo Amoaku

as Tall Pirate
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

as Garza's Bodyguard #1
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

as Garza's Bodyguard #2
Sassa Nascimento

as Vilena Customs Agent
Tze Yep

as Gagged Hostage
Preshas Jenkins

as Gunner's Pirate
Ronn Surels

as American Operative
Lauren Jones

as Cheyenne
Prazeres Barbosa

as Old Woman Bartender
Daniel Arrias

as Cell Guard #2
Javier Lambert

as Squad Leader
Tatsu Carvalho

as Palace Guard
Marcio Rosario

as Royal Guard Leader
Paulo Gustavo Bastos

as Vilenan Soldier
R.A. Rondell

as Gunner's Goon
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Critic Reviews for The Expendables

All Critics (199) | Top Critics (36)

The movie had been billed as a throwback to the action flicks of the 1980s, but that pitch turns out to be false advertising.

Full Review… | March 21, 2011
Miami Herald
Top Critic

The rest of the mayhem is simply ultraviolent, nonstop, and numbing. Better jokes might have helped.

Full Review… | March 21, 2011
Christian Science Monitor
Top Critic

Some kind of meatheaded masterpiece, it's cinematic junk food of the highest order.

Full Review… | March 21, 2011
The Improper Bostonian

What The Expendables does right is it caters to its fans. It knows exactly what they want and it delivers a a pure, adrenaline-fuelled thrill ride with some great action.

Full Review… | March 21, 2011
We Got This Covered

The action scenes are huge and excessively violent on a scale not seen since the closing scenes of Commando. At one point, in the absence of any buildings to detonate or ammunition depots to destroy, I think I saw an explosion explode.

Full Review… | March 21, 2011
TheShiznit.co.uk

What we end up with is an incomprehensible, overly-long explosion-fest that could have easily been retitled "A.D.D.: The Motion Picture."

Full Review… | March 21, 2011
Examiner.com

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