Critics 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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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

All Critics (109) | Top Critics (31)

  • 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

  • Nov 07, 2015
    Plenty of balls, but no brain
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Jul 05, 2015
    Hilariously awful thriller with terrible performances, ugly camera work and diabolical story. If the treatment of the female characters wasn't so offensive then Sabotage might have been enjoyable in a hideously over the top way. Only Mireille Enos and Olivia Williams manage to do anything interesting (which given the awful misogynistic dialogue they have to respond to is quite an achievement).
    Daniel P Super Reviewer
  • Feb 09, 2015
    It's rare that Arnold does a flick with a quality script & supporting cast but this time he does. Entertaining flick and don't quite understand the massive amount of hate this film got from critics.
    Patrick W Super Reviewer
  • Dec 23, 2014
    So bad I can barely remember it. I like Arnold Schwarzenegger and he was believable in this movie. But he's just getting too old. The acting was hilariously bad. The film was cheesy. And the story was forgettable. Overall this film was just forgettable. Completely forgettable, and by far my least favorite Arnold Schwarzenegger film.
    Jim P Super Reviewer

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