The Losers (2010)

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Critic Consensus: The Losers is loud, fast, and unrelentingly violent -- but it's also funny and well-acted, which will make all the difference for some action fans.

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Director Sylvain White adapts the Vertigo comic about a team of mercenaries who wage war on the CIA after they're double-crossed in the field and left to die. Clay (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), Jensen (Chris Evans), Roque (Idris Elba), Pooch (Columbus Short), and Cougar (Óscar Jaenada) were on a black-ops mission in the Bolivian jungle when rogue CIA agent Max (Jason Patric) hung them out to dry. After beating the odds and surviving their ordeal, the team decides to strike back against Max even if it means sacrificing their own lives to do so. Aiding them on their treacherous suicide mission is sexy operative Aisha (Zoe Saldana), who has her own reasons for wanting to see Max get his just deserts. But getting to Max won't be easy, because in addition to having the CIA on his side, he's about to spark a war that could plunge the entire globe into chaos. Their time quickly running out as Max's plan kicks into overdrive, the Special Forces unit that everyone assumed dead arms themselves to the teeth and prepares to strike back with a vengeance. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Rating:
PG-13 (for sequences of intense action and violence, a scene of sensuality and language)
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Action & Adventure , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Cast

Zoe Saldana
as Aisha
Chris Evans
as Jensen
Idris Elba
as Roque
Oscar Jaenada
as Cougar
Tanee McCall
as Jolene
Mark Ginther
as Goliath Guard
Daniel Kalal
as Goliath Guard
Colin Follenweider
as Goliath Guard
Garrett Warren
as Goliath Guard
Rey Hernandez
as Armored Car Guard
Evan Miranda
as Lead Chryon Guard
Noel Estrella
as Indian Thug Leader
Gunner Wright
as Jet Pilot
Robert Slavonia
as Mr. Anderson
Debbie Ann Rivera
as Mr. Anderson's Secretary
Kirk Sullivan
as Transport Helicopter Pilot
Marcos Davila
as Thug on Bus
Alanis M. Salinas
as Little Girl at Compound
Manuel O. Velazquez
as Boy With Teddy Bear
Thomas R. Nunan III
as Pentagon Official
John Galindez
as MiG Pilot
Rafael Lopez Diaz
as Short Indian Scientist
Norman Grant
as Delivery Room Doctor
Krissy Korn
as Referee
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Critic Reviews for The Losers

All Critics (161) | Top Critics (34)

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November 16, 2011
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 5, 2011
Film.com
Top Critic

It isn't half bad: unmemorable but fast and flashy, and less bloated than the kind of action number that keeps John Travolta in Lear jets.

Full Review… | May 25, 2010
Time Out
Top Critic

As an action fix to hold you before the summer explosions start, you could do worse than The Losers. It's no more than an efficient time-killer.

May 14, 2010
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

It was comic booky enough that I just enjoyed it.

April 26, 2010
At the Movies
Top Critic

There is plenty of good-guys-vs.-rotten-apple tension here.

Full Review… | April 23, 2010
Denver Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Losers

Shallow but highly entertaining action flick that is fully aware of its own ridiculousness and has fun with it, personified in Chris Evan's character. Whenever there is too much slow motion or cool guys walking away from explosions the film makes you groan, but then there is always a fun scene to make up for it. Guilty pleasure entertainment, but entertainment none the less.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

½

This loosely-based DC Comic has stylized action that's a good vibe throughout the film, but falters on several occasions. The Losers' fast-paced tempo doesn't allow the audience to fully grasp the background of each character. The overall simplification and predictability of the script also is a let-down with an uninspiring and somewhat nixed-chemistry amongst characters, although it does have a decent twist to the story. Overall, the film is an excitement that you'd only want experience once and only once. 2.5/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

A special ops team is betrayed and left for dead by a corrupt CIA operative, so they join forces with a mysterious terrorist to avenge themselves and clear their name. The Losers is a comic strip action film featuring the old "mercs with conscience" premise that will never win any awards for originality, but it is done with enough charm and tongue in cheek humour to make for an enjoyably mindless popcorn movie that is a pleasant enough way to wile away an hour and a half. The cast are all likeable and have decent chemistry, particularly Jeffrey Dean Morgan's Hannibal-alike and the action sequences are suitably explosive and fun. Playing out a little like a military version of the Ocean's films it doesn't have the tasteless violence and testosterone of the similar The Expendables and despite some sketchy CGI and occasionally juvenile humour it actually makes a far better A-Team film than The A-Team did. Forgettable but fun.

xGary Xx
xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

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