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Sabotage (2014)

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Critic Consensus: 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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Cast

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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All Critics (106) | Top Critics (29)

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.

Full Review… | April 3, 2014
Grantland
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | April 3, 2014
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | March 28, 2014
ReelViews
Top Critic

Sabotage starts off as a fun, nasty, occasionally surprising little piece of genre filmmaking. But it gradually loses the thread.

Full Review… | March 28, 2014
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

Director David Ayer has made two of the best films about the tough lives of cops -- Training Day and End of Watch -- but his streak ends with the very violent and ultimately forgettable Sabotage.

Full Review… | March 28, 2014
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Top Critic

[an] ugly, abrasive and thoroughly charm-resistant bag of slop

Full Review… | March 28, 2014
Film.com
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Audience Reviews for Sabotage

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"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

Super Reviewer

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 this....so 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

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