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The Expendables 2 Reviews

Tom Russo
Boston Globe
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"The Expendables 2" is lazily satisfied with repeating the first movie's formula, shortcomings and grisly strengths alike, just as the first movie was content to slavishly, ploddingly cover the hits of the '80s.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

August 23, 2012
David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Nice to know America's action stars, no matter how old they get, will never lack for gainful employment.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2/4

August 22, 2012
James Berardinelli
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Does exactly what it's supposed to do - no more, no less.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 19, 2012
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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The Expendables 2 makes a franchise out of a novelty item, and the nostalgic kick is gone: It's a reminder that most of those '80s actioners were xenophobic and dumb, that many of its stars had more muscle mass than charisma.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C-

August 17, 2012
Rafer Guzman
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Yeah, yeah, I get it: "The Expendables 2" is a fun-loving throwback to the gloriously bad action films of the 1980s. Here's what I don't get: Why couldn't it be a throwback to the good ones?

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 17, 2012
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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At least it's efficiently and breezily forgettable. What's more, there are laughs too and here's the best part - one or two of them are actually intentional.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail

August 17, 2012
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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It's hard not to like a movie in which Bruce Willis' toupee-less CIA agent accuses Stallone's ragtag band of mercenaries of engaging in "male pattern badness.''

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 17, 2012
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
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What gives "Expendables 2" its charm is the film's unabashed nostalgia for the genre's best B-movie moments.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 16, 2012
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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The Expendables 2 is corny, barbaric and sometimes visually murky. But humor and self-deprecating macho charm make this male pattern badness crowd-pleasing fun.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 16, 2012
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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The movie is excellent crap, fine junk, an exercise in campy movie nostalgia, and a demonstration of American supremacy in the field of nutty cosmetic enhancements for aging movie stars.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

August 16, 2012
Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
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Pleasantly dumb fun if you watch it with the right mind-set.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

August 16, 2012
Stephanie Zacharek
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The Expendables 2 is reasonably cathartic in a fall-down-go-boom way, and if the picture's self-conscious riffing becomes tiresome after a while ... it's still much wittier than its predecessor.

Full Review Source: NPR

August 16, 2012
John Anderson
Wall Street Journal
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Does it all have to be so tedious?

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

August 16, 2012
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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I wanted to like this movie. Really. But this sequel doesn't wear down your resistance; it just wears you out.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 2/4

August 16, 2012
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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Stallone is once more an amiable host. He even pulls off heroics despite having an ill-advised 'stache laying over his mouth, which nowadays looks like a squished octopus.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

August 16, 2012
William Goss
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For better and worse, this ultra-violent follow-up gives the audience what it wants in full force.

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August 16, 2012
Steven Snyder
TIME Magazine
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[A] saggy, rickety and occasionally winded geriatric action thriller ...

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

August 16, 2012
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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They all take turns playing the clown - and for the most part, it's fun to watch them at it, even if the body count is distressingly high.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 16, 2012
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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Chuck Norris is also in this movie, although you should know that he gets roughly five minutes of screen time, half of those devoted to his telling of a Chuck Norris joke.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 1/4

August 15, 2012
Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
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Has the parallel between the actor and the mercenary's trade ever been so overt?

Full Review Source: Village Voice

August 14, 2012
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
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If someone told you that the negative was found on the shelf of a studio that went bankrupt in 1991, you'd most likely believe them.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/5

August 14, 2012
Justin Lowe
Hollywood Reporter
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Taut, humorous and attractively packaged, the sequel is both fleet footed and engaging enough to captivate audiences with more than just nonstop action.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

August 13, 2012
Justin Chang
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Redundant, bombastic and cheekily self-aware, The Expendables 2 is also savvy enough to supply its own auto-critique.

Full Review Source: Variety

August 13, 2012
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