The A-Team (2010)



Critic Consensus: For better and for worse, Joe Carnahan's big-screen version of The A-Team captures the superficial, noisy spirit of the TV series.

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Director Joe Carnahan resurrects the popular 1980s-era action series with this explosive reboot following the adventures of four Iraq War veterans who begin a second career as mercenaries for hire. Col. John "Hannibal" Smith (Liam Neeson), Templeton "Face" Peck (Bradley Cooper), B.A. Baracus (Quinton "Rampage" Jackson), and H.M. "Howlin' Mad" Murdock (Sharlto Copley) are a group of former Special Forces operatives who have been fighting the good fight for eight years when they're sentenced to military prison for a crime they didn't commit. Breaking out with relative ease, they embark on a treacherous quest to clear their names while being hunted across the globe by Charissa Sosa (Jessica Biel), a high-ranking military officer and one of Face's many former lovers. Meanwhile, mysterious CIA operative Lynch (Patrick Wilson) offers tips that help point the federal fugitives in the right direction, which seems to lead straight to former military contractor Pike (Brian Bloom), who may have been responsible for setting them up in the first place. Just when it seems that the A-Team has all the evidence needed to prove their innocence, however, they discover that their latest mission is just getting started. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
PG-13 (for intense sequences of action and violence throughout, language and smoking)
Action & Adventure , Comedy
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Liam Neeson
as Hannibal Smith
Bradley Cooper
as Templeton 'Faceman' Peck
Sharlto Copley
as H.M. 'Howlin' Mad' Murdock
Jessica Biel
as Charissa Sosa
Gerald McRaney
as General Morrison
C. Ernst Harth
as Gilbert
Henry Czerny
as Director McCready
Yul Vázquez
as General Javier Tuco
Maury Sterling
as Gammons
Terry Chen
as Ravech
Omari Hardwick
as Chopshop Jay
David Hugghins
as Oskar Shunt
Jacob Blair
as Agent Blair
Rad Daly
as Agent Daly
Kyle Riefsnyder
as Agent Kyle
Andrew Coghlan
as Army Hospital Attendant
James O'Sullivan
as Army Hospital Courier
Stefan Arngrim
as Crazy Howard Little
Christian Tessier
as Tahoe Prison Deputy
William Stewart
as Tahoe Inmate #1
Marc-Anthony Massiah
as Tahoe Inmate #2
Kwesi Ameyaw
as Dutch Customs Agent #1
Robert Conway
as Dutch Customs Agent #2
Gardiner Millar
as Prison Warden
Anita Brown
as Attractive Prison Guard
Alex Madison
as General Tuco's Wife
Benny Hernandez
as Mexican Captor #1
Jimmy Ortega
as Mexican Captor #2
Bo Anzo
as Mike 'The Operator'
Neil Schell
as Army Meddac Hospital XO
Leah Carnahan
as Army Meddac Nurse
Michael St. John Smith
as Cemetary Chaplain
Shaw Madson
as Station Polizei
Katie Boskovich
as FOB French Reporter
Tony Ali
as Morrison's Arab Goon #1
Sam Radjinia
as Morrison's Arab Goon #2
Billy Wickman
as Flight Control Tech
Brendan Penny
as C130J Pilot #1
Jeanne-Melanie Haasbroek
as Army Hospital Therapist Elke
Tom Butler
as Judge Advocate #1
John Carnahan
as Judge Advocate #2
Charles Cooper
as Judge Advocate #3
Dirk Benedict
as Pensacola Prisoner Milt
Dwight Schultz
as German Doctor #1
Don Knodel
as German Doctor #2
Natalie L. James
as Lynch Secretary
Vince Murdocco
as Pike Goon #1
Fraser Aitcheson
as Pike Goon #2
Jason Schombing
as Flight Control Commander
Stephane Fromont
as Gate Guard
Frank Maier
as German Fisherman
Anne Maier
as German Wife
Hitesh Jogia
as Iraqi Liaison #1
Marwan Al-Shami
as Iraqi Liaison #2
Ali Bordbar
as Iraqi Liaison #3
Jennifer Cheon
as Lynch Woman
Peter Fletcher
as Police Captain
Alfred Jajjo
as Mint Worker
Jon Michael Johnson
as Honor Guard
Craig Loblaw
as Police Detective
Patrick Merle
as Frankfurt Police Officer
Rafael Pellerin
as Soccer Kid
Ralph Shaw
as Ukulele Performer
Darin Wong
as Killer Operative
Corey Burton
as Narrator
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Critic Reviews for The A-Team

All Critics (203) | Top Critics (40)

No oneâ(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?

Full Review… | July 6, 2010
Time Out
Top Critic

Had the action sequences been better framed and presented, this might have been one of the summer's mindless high points. As it is, it's a passable diversion.

Full Review… | July 6, 2010
Top Critic

Let's just be thankful that Carnahan, instead of redoing "The A-Team," didn't remake "Gandhi." The Ganges would have run red. Pacifism is for wussies.

Full Review… | June 18, 2010
Christian Science Monitor
Top Critic

I was not charmed by it.

June 14, 2010
At the Movies
Top Critic

Heavy on biceps and aggression and -- crucially -- the zinging chemistry between its four leads

Full Review… | June 11, 2010
I.E. Weekly
Top Critic

The A-Team is utterly convinced of its own lovability even as it strains our credibility, abuses our patience, and punishes our eardrums.

Full Review… | June 11, 2010
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The A-Team


Suspension of disbelief is made almost impossible when a stupid movie like this insults our intelligence from beginning to end, believing to be much smarter than it is (in fact, it is brainless) with a lazy plot that is completely obvious and would only make sense to a retard.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


This television-series-adaption is nothing but action, explosions, bland storylines and cliched humor. It does possess a strikingly strong cast of heroes (Neeson, Cooper, Rampage, Copley) but it doesn't get the job done as the film is a excessive exaggeration of the TV show. 3.5/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

If you loved the 80's A-Team TV series you will love this movie. Corny lines, impossible missions, it's got it all. It shows how the team formed and how they became fugitives. Great cast. Liam Neeson is brilliant as Hannibal. He's an unexpectedly good action hero. Bradley Cooper is the hunky Face, Murdock is still loopy and BA is still scared of flying. I like Jessica Biel but I don't think she was right for the lead female role. She is pretty but there's no substance to this character. I think someone like Demi Moore or Jodie Foster would have been better, more gutsy and edgy or even Jessica Alba would have been a better choice.

Candy Rose
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

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