The Expendables 2 - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Expendables 2 Reviews

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September 12, 2012
This is a film made very specifically for action junkies. Unfortunately, for everyone else it's going to be very forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 22, 2012
There's a difference in tapping into that same cheesiness that made up the DNA in action films of the 80s and 90s and overdoing it. The Expendables 2 gets way too carried away with that aspect and dives into overkill territory more often than not.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
August 30, 2012
Pitches itself as the ultimate indulgence in action but it's only firing blanks
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 16, 2012
There's simply too much 21st century glaze on the old meat.
August 12, 2012
While it's unquestionably great to see Arnie again toting a giant gun, The Expendables 2 fails to make the most of its game cast, and most surprisingly of all, is quite lacking in the action department.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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
I like the idea of bringing this cast together but it needed a stronger, more captivating story.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 16, 2012
Irresponsible as a first-person shooter video game? You bet. But it holds together, more or less, right up to the moment Chuck Norris and his dyed beard make their preposterous appearance.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 16, 2012
[A] saggy, rickety and occasionally winded geriatric action thriller ...
August 16, 2012
Partly a cautionary tale about the dangers of decades of bodybuilding and partly a throwback to the good old days of the Reagan era, when all you needed to make an action film was a man with muscles, an exotic setting and a hundred screaming extras ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 17, 2012
A thudding scud of a sequel that defies the meaning of the word 'action' with excruciating pacing. Expect a cache of feeble jokes about aging that are as old as the entirety of the cast itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
August 15, 2012
Whatever throwback charm the first film had has been utterly Snakes on a Plane-d by this sequel, which from the start is far more pleased with itself than audience members are ever given a chance to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/10
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 22, 2012
Nice to know America's action stars, no matter how old they get, will never lack for gainful employment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 26, 2012
Perhaps we're pawns in an elaborate homage to excess and macho stupidity. It's purposefully - even wilfully - bad. Given that I can't prove that Simon West isn't actually that kind of wheels-within-wheels genius, he earns benefit of my doubt.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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 23, 2012
Simon West, taking over directorial duties from Stallone, is at least better at staging action sequences, though the film is still over-edited to its intense disadvantage.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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 16, 2012
Another shameless dollop of mindless slaughter and corny one-liners.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 14, 2012
Has the parallel between the actor and the mercenary's trade ever been so overt?
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