The Expendables 3 - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Expendables 3 Reviews

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Sonny Bunch
Washington Free Beacon
July 14, 2016
Is The Expendables 3 any good? In its own way, I suppose. It's occasionally quite fun, though the final action sequence is oppressively long and a bit monotonous.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Becky Suter
July 11, 2016
The action pieces are huge and impressive but it's all bang and no flash - that is, it's about explosions rather than exposition. You won't learn anything about the nuances of acting or the futility of war, but you may get a headache.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
J. Olson
April 10, 2016
Its most interesting lines are on the foreheads of its stars, more than ever imbuing the film with the kind of world weariness that can't be faked.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dan Mecca
The Film Stage
March 26, 2016
Can we all agree that three of these is enough?
Full Review | Original Score: D
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
February 24, 2016
The Expendables 2 (2012) was somehow a marked improvement, with better action and more downtime between characters ... but it was less of a hit. And now THE EXPENDABLES 3 moves back in the wrong direction again.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Sophie Gilbert
The Atlantic
December 31, 2015
The movie borrows so liberally from other action films that it starts to feel at times a bit like a BuzzFeed listicle.
Sean Burns
Spliced Personality
June 9, 2015
And I'm the guy who usually likes this kind of crap.
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
January 7, 2015
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 | Original Score: 2.5
Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers
December 4, 2014
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 | Original Score: C-
Todd Jorgenson
October 31, 2014
Ultimately, complacency overshadows creativity in the film, which seems to pander to mainstream expectations instead of taking risks.
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
October 10, 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 | Original Score: 3/5
Eric Melin
September 19, 2014
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 | Original Score: 1.5/5
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
September 5, 2014
An A-team of B-stars in a vanity project on steroids. The grand finale has all the air of the old boys' club on a giant playground that's just there to be shot up and fought in and tank-rolled over and bazooka-ed and blown up and 'copter-escaped from.
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
September 5, 2014
A particularly flavorless serving of flaccid beef jerky and brine-cured ham.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Joshua Starnes
September 5, 2014
As the stars get younger and the action gets tamer, Expendables comes to resemble more and more of its direct-to-video kin, and worth about as much of your time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 30, 2014 almost hopelessly erratic entry in this seemingly unstoppable franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Pete Vonder Haar
Houston Press
August 27, 2014
Gibson is one of the lone bright spots, and I kind of hate that I'm saying that.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
August 27, 2014
The characters in the film are somewhat engaging, but the action scenes are almost as incomprehensible as the plot.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
August 22, 2014
Tired franchise - filled with punishing car chases and repetitive gunfire.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
August 21, 2014
The wild card is Gibson, who reminds us that he's always magnetic onscreen, no matter what you might think of him as a human being.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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