This is one of those movies where you keep saying, 'You gotta be kidding me.' It's lack of a cohesive plot and Butler's inability to act outside of loud man and soft-spoken man are just a few of the major problems with this dumpster fire.
The quest-after-quest plot, bloated dialogue, and lo-fi visual effects only reinforce that this movie is a mismanaged mess from the start. Save a few bucks and buy someone special an extra gift at Christmas.
I wasn't expecting to be knocked off my socks with this movie as I find Ryan Reynolds to be a bit ponderous at times. With that said, this movie rocks! If you like gritty, violent action, this is your flick. The storyline is rather predictable. I knew from the outset that we were going to get six different backstories for all the characters to explain why they joined up with the Billionaire played by Reynolds. But they didn't go overboard and it gave the movie more opportunities for fast-paced action sequences.
So why not five stars? As others have noted, the premise of the movie falls flat when the group of six decides to settle a score with a country's dictator. Replace the fake nation of Turgistan with Syria, and you get the idea. These guys were going to take out a really bad guy and install his kinder, gentler brother. It sounds like something the CIA would pull off. So if you're an action junkie with some mind-walloping stunts, you'll love this flick. Just don't dig too deep.