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The Expendables Reviews

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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
May 12, 2012
I like the idea of this movie much more than how it actually turned out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 3, 2011
The rest of the mayhem is simply ultraviolent, nonstop, and numbing. Better jokes might have helped.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
December 21, 2010
Unnatural but kind of remarkable.
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 7, 2010
Provides a decent, if not totally fulfilling, fix of that something we miss.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
December 4, 2010
Certainly not a great film, but an enjoyable slice of surprisingly low-key, classic '80s action filmmaking complete with an awesome cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
December 3, 2010
... a perfectly enjoyable mercenaries-on-a-mission-of-redemption adventure with a mix of testosterone-fueled camaraderie and this-time-it's-personal seriousness.
November 19, 2010
Suitable for a night of cold beer, chili, and a hot woman at your side...
October 22, 2010
The film's climax delivers and delivers and just keeps topping itself, making it possibly the most satisfying experience since cheeseburgers after a very big night.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 21, 2010
Final notes: this is a movie in which Dolph Lundgren is expected to convincingly portray a junkie and have an American accent. Also, Jet Li plays a character called Yin Yang. Do with this information what you will.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
October 15, 2010
If the plot line doesn't leave you numb with disbelief, the excessive explosive outbursts and viscerally edited dismemberments will drop you, or someone you care about, wet in the seat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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