The Expendables Reviews

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October 28, 2019
Unfortunately, The Expendables does nothing to update anything for the new millennium.
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."
May 12, 2012
I like the idea of this movie much more than how it actually turned out.
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.
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.
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.
September 24, 2010
It's fun to see this aging cast together on screen, but the movie is junk. The one-liners aren't funny, the dialogue is tedious, and the action itself is prosaic and repetitive.
August 30, 2010
Wow, I haven't seen this much over-the-hill action since Don Ameche and Hume Cronyn did laps in Cocoon.
August 28, 2010
Stallone Can't Choose Between Thoughtful Meditation of Age and Violence or Just a Cheesy Throwback to the mid-80's. A Pity.
August 28, 2010
The Expendables is admirable for bringing these actors all together, but shameful for not having the integrity to do anything of value with them.
August 26, 2010
We can understand the need to have a support group for elderly action heroes who want to relive the glory years. But did they have to release it as a film? Unnecessary.
August 26, 2010
Except for 'youngster' Jason Statham, Stallone's band of geriatric heroes are pretty creaky
August 24, 2010
Unless you've got a burning desire to see some old-timers trying to turn back the clocks and running around in a film they know in their heart-of-hearts is more at home on the small screen, wait for the DVD.
August 23, 2010
Offers up neither clearly delineated characters nor any fundamental character of its own.
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