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.
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as Yin Yang
as Lee Christmas
as Conrad Stonebanks
as Gunnar Jensen
as Barney Ross
as Hale Caesar
as Art Broker
as Fight Watcher
as John Smilee
as Toll Road
as Local Cop #1
as Tech Guy
as Head Bodyguard
as Conrad's Wife
as Local Cop #2
as Somali Drug Warlord
as Conrad's Henchman
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Critic Reviews for The Expendables 3
The movie borrows so liberally from other action films that it starts to feel at times a bit like a BuzzFeed listicle.
At this point, the Expendables have formed and reformed so many times they're like the world's most macho wife swap, the action version of Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice.
For a variety of reasons, most having to do with a weak screenplay and poor pacing, The Expendables 3 is the least successful entry in the series.
The series did reignite a few careers and bring forth one decent popcorn movie (The Expendables 2). Rather than artificially extend its life, maybe the time has come to say Rest in Peace.
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
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.
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.
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|Doc:||Enter quote here...ginalang ---gingalang|
|Lee Christmas:||you a knife man?|
|Doc:||yea im the knife before christmas|
|Doc:||Why is the Viagra making my Nipples hard?|
|Conrad Stonebanks:||Hey, Barn. Why don't the 2 of us just end this? What do you say? Mix it up. Either you snapping my spine or me snapping yours. You know, make it snappy.|
|Conrad Stonebanks:||He thinks I'm joking. I'm not joking. You should see me when I'm angry. You'd be very impressed, and VERY DEAD!!!|