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The Expendables 3 Reviews

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.
August 15, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 15, 2014
A wasted opportunity.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/5
August 15, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 15, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 15, 2014
The Expendables 3, trading on our affection for action stars of the past, has officially worn out its already shaky welcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 15, 2014
Those first two movies look like Seven Samurai next to The Expendables 3, a sad, bad, parade of uninspired cameos and listless violence.
August 15, 2014
The film's sporadic set pieces simply aren't captivating enough to forgive all the movie's other faults.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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August 15, 2014
The third installment in Sylvester Stallone's jobs program for expired action heroes is easily the best of the bunch, which is not to say it's any good.
August 15, 2014
As dopey and bloodless as the action sequences are, they keep the film moving at a brisker pace than its 2-hour-plus running time indicates.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 15, 2014
Proof that sometimes even your low expectations can be far too high.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 15, 2014
"The Expendables" series deserves a movie as muscular as its stars. For now, "The Expendables 3" isn't it.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 15, 2014
This Sylvester Stallone franchise has devolved into the clown car of action movies: a casting gimmick to see how many AARP actors you can cram into one vehicle.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 14, 2014
A kind of ho-hum experience, wherein a lot of bullets are expended and a lot of structures exploded to minimal dramatic effect.
August 14, 2014
It's all a bit like a classic-rock tribute concert, or playing with all your action figures at once, or maybe "Cannonball Run," with the strained buddy-buddy back-and-forth.
August 14, 2014
Sometimes there really is no substitute for age and experience.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 14, 2014
With its third entry, the Sylvester Stallone-led Expendables franchise finally becomes the live-action Saturday morning cartoon it was always destined to be.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 14, 2014
The tone grows ever more serious, even as the action grows ever more ludicrous.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 14, 2014
Sadly, the most expendable thing about The Expendables 3 is the movie itself.
| Original Score: 1/5
August 14, 2014
"The Expendables 3" gets the franchise back on track.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 14, 2014
So much star power packed together in one place hasn't produced such a cheesy result since the recording of "We Are the World."
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 14, 2014
A slightly breezier and dependably brainless installment of Stallone's action franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 14, 2014
Banderas does some of his most charming work since his turn as the Nasonex Bee
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
August 14, 2014
"The Expendables 3" lets down its cast with a film that's about as thrilling as the arrival of a monthly Social Security check.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 14, 2014
Sylvester Stallone gets the band back together in "The Expendables 3" and even tries to play a new tune. To little avail, alas.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 14, 2014
This is what an earthbound Guardians of the Galaxy would be like if every character was Groot, the tree guy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 14, 2014
Why should we care whether Sly or Mel wins? There's no good guy. There's no bad guy. There's just Mel and Sly, and they just disagree.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 14, 2014
If you've seen the first two "Expendables," you know exactly what you'll be getting with the third: a testosterone burger, heavy on the ketchup with a hefty helping of hot lead on the side.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 14, 2014
The latest in the continuing saga of Sylvester Stallone's mission to provide a work week or two to as many of his old pals as possible.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 14, 2014
The Expendables 3 is as boneheaded and disposable as it sounds.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 14, 2014
Most of us have probably seen episodes of "Antiques Roadshow'' more exciting than this PG-13-rated, interminably boring "action'' fiasco.
Full Review | Original Score: 0 to 4
August 5, 2014
Are there legions of middle-aged weightlifting nuts out there who yearn for the good old days of Chuck Norris mowing down foreign Johnnies with an uzi 9mm?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 4, 2014
The law of diminishing returns is inexorably setting in with the third iteration.
August 4, 2014
Once you take the grizzled seniors out of the picture and replace them with the United Commandos of Benetton, The Expendables 3 loses the one thing that makes it special.
August 4, 2014
You need "The Expendables 3" like you need a kick in the crotch, and while this running-on-fumes sequel may not be quite as painful a thing to experience, it will waste considerably more of your time.