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The Expendables Reviews

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Sean Burns
The Improper Bostonian
May 9, 2015
Some kind of meatheaded masterpiece, it's cinematic junk food of the highest order.
Matt Joseph
We Got This Covered
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
Ali Gray
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
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
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
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeffrey Chen
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
December 7, 2010
Provides a decent, if not totally fulfilling, fix of that something we miss.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
R. L. Shaffer
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
Sean Axmaker
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.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
November 19, 2010
Suitable for a night of cold beer, chili, and a hot woman at your side...
Paj Sandhu
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
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
September 28, 2010
It was a walk through 1984 and it was a pretty decent stroll.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Maitland McDonagh
Miss FlickChick
September 19, 2010
Equal parts self-conscious joke and sly throwback to low-budget action movies of the 1970s, The Expendables works its grindhouse cliches until they work... at least, they work for anyone who fondly remembers the sleaze of yesteryear.
Dragan Antulov
September 12, 2010
Ljubitelji akcije neće biti razočarani količinom "ore" i "ege", uključujući i obavezni zavrni obračun gdje ačica junaka rastura cijelu vojsku negativaca
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Kevin A. Ranson
September 4, 2010
How many actions stars does it take to get audiences into theaters? THIS many.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
Matt Glasby
August 31, 2010
The entertaining action scenes are as weighty and gnarly as the actors' grizzled mugs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Null
August 26, 2010
humble, subtle and restrained
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
August 26, 2010
What we get is pure, unadulterated B-movie stuff, with an A-budget.
Michael Bonner
Uncut Magazine [UK]
August 25, 2010
The action sequences are terrific, the violence excessive. The guiltiest of guilty pleasures, then.
Beth Accomando
August 21, 2010
The Expendables is like dating a jock - no sparkling conversation or subtlety but great to have around when you need to blow sh-t up or kick some ass.
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
August 20, 2010
It's an A-grade cast all right, but there's no escaping that this is a B-movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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