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Sabotage boasts one of Arnold Schwarzenegger's finer post-political performances, but it's wasted in a movie driven by grueling violence that punishes seemingly without purpose.



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In "Sabotage", Arnold Schwarzenegger leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world's deadliest drug cartels. When the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they think their work is done - until, one-by-one, the team members mysteriously start to be eliminated. As the body count rises, everyone is a suspect. (c) Open Road

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Sam Worthington
as James "Monster" Murray
Terrence Howard
as Julius "Sugar" Edmonds
Josh Holloway
as Eddie "Neck" Jordan
Mireille Enos
as Lizzy Murray
Olivia Williams
as Caroline Brentwood
Max Martini
as Tom "Pyro" Roberts
Kevin Vance
as Bryce "Tripod" McNeely
Mark Schlegel
as "Smoke" Jennings
Ned Yousef
as Dubai Money Launderer
Martin Donovan
as Floyd Damel
Michael Monks
as ASAC Phelps
Tim Ware
as Stan Morris (DEA Interrogator #1)
Gary Grubbs
as Lou Cantrell (DEA Interrogator #2)
BJ Winfrey
as DEA Agent #1
Kendrick Cross
as DEA Agent #2
Hakim Callender
as DEA Agent #3
Troy Garity
as Agent Spolcheck
Morgan Alexandria
as Stripclub Waitress
Jermaine T. Holt
as Stripclub Bouncer
Jaime FitzSimons
as Captain Walther
Everton Lawrence
as Deputy Hayes
M. Neko Parham
as Deputy Richards
Maia Moss-Fife
as Coroner's Assistant
Parisa Johnston
as Forensic Technician
Alan Gilmer
as General Counsel
Emily B. Torres
as Mexican Federal Shooter
Catherine Dyer
as Karen Wharton
Maya Santandrea
as Latina Hostage
Amy Parrish
as APD Officer
Elizabeth Davidovich
as Hostage in Monte Carlo
Andrew Comrie-Picard
as Car Crash Driver
Mario Ramirez Reyes
as Mexican Commandante
Melissa Martinez
as Pretty Bar Girl #1
Michelle Alvarado Martins
as Brujo's Bar Girl
Jimmy Ortega
as Sicario #1
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Critic Reviews for Sabotage

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  • Arnie does his best but, as so often, turns out to be limited in scope: when called upon to look upset, his inner cyborg punctures the mood; when he sighs, we snigger.

    May 9, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Did Arnie have some decent motive for taking the money?

    May 8, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • While Sabotage boasts the best of post-hiatus Arnie, Training Day writer and End of Watch director David Ayer fails to deliver.

    May 8, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • I don't know what Ayer is trying to prove by dunking the camera in spilled guts and having it linger over charred and frozen corpses.

    Apr 3, 2014 | Full Review…
  • What redeems all this, to some extent, is Ayer's bleak but honest vision... he understands how law-enforcement people witnessing the depths of humanity might lack the necessary character to climb back up.

    Apr 3, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • For most of its running length, Sabotage is a gritty, compelling motion picture with twists to make a pretzel envious. Unfortunately, it overstays its welcome.

    Mar 28, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Sabotage


"Sabotage" is a through back to good R rated cop action/drama movies. A DEA task force led by Schwarzenegger completes a big raid. When they do they try to still 10 million dollars from the cartel. However, the money goes missing and someone begins to take out the team one by one. Sam Worthington, Terrance Howard, and Mireille Enos round out the very eclectic cast. Schwarzenegger is definitely showing his age, but of all the movies he has done since he left office, I think this is his best work. This is a pretty hard R movie, which surprised me. I wasn't really expecting it to be as bloody as it is. But it was a good surprise because this is much better than I had heard or thought. It's at 20 percent on rotten tomatoes, which is insane. David Ayer directed this along with "Training Day" and "End of Watch", both of which are amazing. This isn't as good as those, but it is right up there. Ayer is a fantastic director, and anytime I see him name on something I'll be lining right up to watch. Very entertaining movie, but not for the weak at heart.

Everett Johnson
Everett Johnson

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I don't understand all the hate. I really enjoyed this flick. If you're a Schwarzenegger fan, chances are you're going to enjoy this. He delivers a fun powerhouse performance. This is a film that does what it sets out to do: entertain.

Matt Goodman
Matt Goodman

Super Reviewer

Leave no loose ends. Good Action Movie! The whole cast was great don't get me wrong, and i enjoyed the plot of the whole film, as much as it could have been a little longer with a few more, twists and turns, it still got the point with lots of gun fire, lots of "breaching" and lots of cussing for no reason. Arnold himself being team leader, did a great job, and finished his mission no matter what, i enjoyed the hell out of this film and i think it was a come back for Arnold, it wasn't a flop. This movie had everything going for it, action packed, lots of good actors, lots of crazy gun fights, lots of cussing and dirty jokes, i saw a review that said this is a "guilty pleasure for manly men".....honestly its just a guilty pleasure for anyone who likes action movies and Arnold surrounded by a group of good actors, i hope to see him doing more movies like this, this movie was more about him and less about the other actors, i think anyone who is an action movie fan, and an Arnold fan....would enjoy give it a shot. In "Sabotage", Arnold Schwarzenegger leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world's deadliest drug cartels. When the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they think their work is done - until, one-by-one, the team members mysteriously start to be eliminated. As the body count rises, everyone is a suspect.

Manu Gino
Manu Gino

Super Reviewer


An powerhouse and adrenaline-charged edge of your seat action-packed thriller. An explosive knockout from start to finish. A hard-core story that's filled with action, mystery and great character development. It's Director, David Ayer's toughest and most brutal film to date. A powerfully engaging and full-throttle action-packed thrill-machine that will keep you guessing right to the very finish. A shot-gun blast of mind-blowing suspense and fire-power all the way to the end and with some explosive star power added to the mix as well. I loved this movie. A wickedly entertaining and electrifying movie. Arnold Schwarzenegger gives one of his best, grittiest and strongest performances ever. Schwarzenegger just gets better and better as the years go on and shows he is more than just a nostalgic action star but a strong actor and leading man. Sam Worthington is excellent. Olivia Williams is terrific. Terrence Howard, Joe Manganiello and Mireille Enos are fantastic. The entire cast is great together and turn in solid performances. This movie just rocks, trust me pulses will pound.

Al S
Al S

Super Reviewer

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