The Expendables Reviews

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October 28, 2019
Unfortunately, The Expendables does nothing to update anything for the new millennium.
November 5, 2018
Treats its audience as a friend, inviting one and all to share in the fun; the dialogue, as atrocious as it is, is recited knowing wholeheartedly the very audience sharing the joke on the other side of the screen.
November 19, 2017
A minor film on this sort of scale is always a major gesture.
September 11, 2017
The Expendables is more than just your average action movie; it is the action movie of the year uniting the grittiness and soul of the old genre with the special effects and coolness of the new genre. See it.
August 22, 2017
Trust me, [there's] a scene you need to witness with a crowd that whoops and cheers, which is really what this film demands of its audience throughout.
May 9, 2015
Some kind of meatheaded masterpiece, it's cinematic junk food of the highest order.
November 9, 2013
What The Expendables does right is it caters to its fans. It knows exactly what they want and it delivers a a pure, adrenaline-fuelled thrill ride with some great action.
September 28, 2012
The action scenes are huge and excessively violent on a scale not seen since the closing scenes of Commando. At one point, in the absence of any buildings to detonate or ammunition depots to destroy, I think I saw an explosion explode.
September 23, 2012
What we end up with is an incomprehensible, overly-long explosion-fest that could have easily been retitled "A.D.D.: The Motion Picture."
August 15, 2012
the kind of all-out, over the top action movie they just don't make anymore, which is probably a good thing because the human brain can only take a movie that provides the equivalent to getting three consecutive adrenaline shots so many times.
May 12, 2012
I like the idea of this movie much more than how it actually turned out.
February 18, 2012
December 13, 2011
This has been clearly aimed at - pardon the pun - diehard action film fans. Anyone else, who might expect a vague sense of irony, will be sorely disappointed.
June 30, 2011
... It's a little like meeting up with old friends, only to come away deflated, realising you just don't have that much to talk about any more.
April 4, 2011
Stallone, with his highly unusual current face, is so busy making googly eyes at Statham and nursing a man-crush that he forgets that the goal of this movie is MORE KILLING.
March 21, 2011
If you are a connoisseur of the Steven Seagal flavor of direct-to-DVD action film, seeing all these guys up on screen actually is a lot of fun. It doesn't make it a good movie by any stretch of the imagination, but it's still a lot of fun.
January 31, 2011
The movie had been billed as a throwback to the action flicks of the 1980s, but that pitch turns out to be false advertising.
January 3, 2011
The rest of the mayhem is simply ultraviolent, nonstop, and numbing. Better jokes might have helped.
December 21, 2010
Unnatural but kind of remarkable.
December 7, 2010
Provides a decent, if not totally fulfilling, fix of that something we miss.
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