The Expendables 3 (2014)



Critic Consensus: Like its predecessors, Expendables 3 offers a modicum of all-star thrills for old-school action thriller aficionados -- but given all the talent assembled, it should have been a lot more fun.

Movie Info

In THE EXPENDABLES 3, Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team come face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill... or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables -- but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and … More

Rating: PG-13 (for violence including intense sustained gun battles and fight scenes, and for language)
Genre: Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Dave Callaham, Katrin Benedikt, Creighton Rothenberger, Sylvester Stallone
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 25, 2014
Box Office: $39.3M
Lionsgate Pictures - Official Site


as Barney Ross

as Lee Christmas

as Yin Yang

as Gunnar Jensen

as Conrad Stonebanks

as John Smilee

as Hale Caesar

as Toll Road

as Bonaparte

as Local Cop #2

as Head Bodyguard

as Somali Drug Warlord

as Conrad's Wife

as Art Broker

as Camilla

as Fight Watcher

as Conrad's Henchman

as Conrad's Henchman
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Critic Reviews for The Expendables 3

All Critics (152) | Top Critics (32)

And I'm the guy who usually likes this kind of crap.

Full Review… | June 9, 2015
Spliced Personality

The Expendables 3 feels like the once badass dad trying to appease to the kids; when he should have been beating the crap out of them for talking smack.

Full Review… | January 7, 2015
2UE That Movie Show

Keeping the story believable is ultimately of no consequence, because "The Expendables 3" is just a steady diet of bullets and bombs. It's a big blur. Only Gibson as Stonebanks is halfway amusing and we've seen him do this role before in "Machete Kills."

Full Review… | December 4, 2014
Movie Chambers

Ultimately, complacency overshadows creativity in the film, which seems to pander to mainstream expectations instead of taking risks.

Full Review… | October 31, 2014

After the two earlier movies were rated 18 and then 15, many will decry the lack of blood in the new 12A, but the actors seem to be enjoying their pensioners' paintball party complete with helicopter funships.

Full Review… | October 10, 2014
Birmingham Mail

There are no surprises to be found here. The Expendables 3 is exactly what you'd think it is-a disappointing mish-mash of a throwback, trading in on its star power, with its eye safely fixed on producing more sequels

Full Review… | September 19, 2014

Audience Reviews for The Expendables 3


The third installment of the star-studded-mercenary-faction continues to bring in all the thrills you'd come to know from the franchise as well as the flaws. (Second-rate CGI/effects & the usual cheesy, nostalgic one-liners.) But if you're in to the explosive action with no substance & a surplus of star power, then this film's for you. 3.5/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer


Patrick Hughes blows it all with The Expendables 3.

Opening with balls to the walls action, the 120 minute story grasps hard at the start and again at the finish, leaving a little bit of a breather in between. The film has its ups and downs with the light plot and its lefts and rights with the action, going both old school and new school with its characters.

The body count is high and the action is over the top explosive bundled with some hit and miss CG. The violence is mild, however, leading to a PG-13 rating.

The plethora of characters may seem like a chore to follow, but it really isn't that bad, especially with little in the way of background. Sylvester Stallone carries the film on his back, while everyone else is along for the ride. Ronda Rousey is a fresh female face in a sea of male characters. Antonio Banderas is a scene stealer in his own right.

The Expendables 3 isn't afraid to let it loose, and while this takes away some of the seriousness, it's all good clean fun in the end.

JY Skacto

Super Reviewer

The explosions and guns are peppered throughout this bad boy, but it suffers from being less gory than the first one and less silly fun than the second. It's highest redeeming factor is Gibson's surprisingly potent performance.

Kase Vollebregt
Kase Vollebregt

Super Reviewer

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