The Expendables 2 - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Expendables 2 Reviews

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September 6, 2012
The Expendables 2 may talk a big game, yet can't back it no matter how many muscles are on display.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 31, 2012
The pleasures of watching the action-movie past getting one more shot at silver-screen glory is undeniable, but like its predecessor, The Expendables 2 is a better concept than it is a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 30, 2012
Pitches itself as the ultimate indulgence in action but it's only firing blanks
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 30, 2012
Yes, it's a joke, but it's an hilariously awesome one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 30, 2012
I like the idea of bringing this cast together but it needed a stronger, more captivating story.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 30, 2012
Post-modern eye-winkery that lets its stars cringingly regurgitate classic action-movie quips.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 30, 2012
The film thunders through its paces, under the energetic direction of Simon West.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 30, 2012
The plot is limp and the attempts at pathos are close to cringe-worthy, but there's no denying this sequel absolutely delivers in terms of classic testosterone-fuelled action.
August 30, 2012
The Expendables 2 may not win any awards and will probably never be used in any university movie courses, but if you are in the mood for some good old-fashioned American action - then strap yourself in.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 30, 2012
The best that can be said of these spectacularly stoo-pid scenes is that you can't look away from them. But my, oh my, you can laugh at them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 30, 2012
The Expendables 2 meanders through a reined-in, talky first half before giving the modern action fans (or, more likely, their fathers) the nostalgic bloodbath they have unknowingly longed for.
August 29, 2012
Any hope I had of keeping a tally of fatalities in The Expendables 2 was quickly dashed by the opening melee, which makes the last ten minutes of The Wild Bunch look like the first ten minutes of Up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 29, 2012
With a script seemingly dashed off on a chalkboard, "The Expendables 2" lives up to its title in the most pejorative way. Everything about this bombastic goofball action movie screams "disposable."
Full Review | Original Score: D+
August 29, 2012
If you can get past all that blood and goofy, heavy-handed humor, this reunion of action stars on the brink of retirement is entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 28, 2012
The Expendables 2 is that 80s mothers milk, fortified (and aged) into whiskey - and it's a fun to drink in with friends.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 27, 2012
The pleasure of seeing Arnie back with a (large) gun in his hand, cracking the odd joke at his own and his team's expense, and all the collected weight of a thousand years of action hero experience to call on. Van Damme it, it's a blast
August 27, 2012
It's not as good as the first film but if it's mindless bloody action you want with a few wry laughs and you've had a rough day at the office, this will undoubtedly shake the cobwebs
August 26, 2012
It's a testosterone feast for fan boys, as it currently stands, and not without its laughs. But it could so easily go so much further.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 25, 2012
The contest in "The Expendables 2" is to see what piles up fastest: Spent ammunition casings, stuntmen playing dead, or utterances of catchphrases past.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 24, 2012
Let's hear it for the old(er) guys. They still carry the punch for an action movie. The humor helps too.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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