The Expendables Reviews

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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.
August 26, 2010
What we get is pure, unadulterated B-movie stuff, with an A-budget.
August 20, 2010
The worst action film of the year, and that's saying something.
August 19, 2010
If you like watching men with no necks thumping each other, this could be your Citizen Kane.
August 16, 2010
Stallone's boasted that he's made the drunk uncle of all dumb action movies and in several ways he has
August 13, 2010
What you will find is both familiar in its contours and unique in its casting.
August 13, 2010
It's not the age of the actors that makes The Expendables expendable. It's the stale storytelling.
August 13, 2010
The Expendables isn't as much fun as it should be.
August 13, 2010
I's a bit like a trip to the gym on a flat tire.
August 13, 2010
Sylvester Stallone's gun-emptying, blade-tossing, clandestine action flick "The Expendables" is great fun. Sure, this declaration comes with caveats, but do you really need to hear them?
August 13, 2010
As a whole, the movie, whose title dimly evokes "They Were Expendable," a 1945 John Ford combat picture starring John Wayne and Robert Montgomery, might more aptly be described as Bad Kurosawa, Bad Peckinpah or Bad Leone.
August 13, 2010
The world has changed since Rambo and Arnold held sway, which isn't the film's fault. But it's going to be held accountable anyway.
August 13, 2010
Also the Predictables, the Forgettables and they kinda look like the Anabolic Steroidables...
August 13, 2010
If you accept The Expendables for what it is -- Stallone having some simple, stupid fun -- you may be surprised to find yourself joining him.
August 13, 2010
Bullets, knives and bare hands fly in an incomprehensible vortex as arms and heads and body parts get thrown into the melee.
August 13, 2010
The brain-dead male equivalent of Sex and the City 2.
August 13, 2010
Rather than reviving the actors' 80s heyday, The Expendables only demonstrates how much action films have changed in recent years.
August 13, 2010
There's no one to blame but Stallone for action sequences that degenerate into incoherence, to the point where it's impossible to know who's truck is exploding and who's shooting at whom.
August 13, 2010
While Stallone's film won't win any Oscars, it gives off a dopey genre high that's hard not to catch.
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