The A-Team

The A-Team


Big screen version of the classic '80s, fool-pitying, TV show. The Hangover's Bradley Cooper will play Lt. Templeton 'Faceman' Peck, Liam Neeson is Col. John 'Hannibal' Smith, District 9's Sharlto Copley is Capt. 'Howling Mad' Murdock and former mixed-martial-arts fighter Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson is B.A. Baracus.... More

The group of Iraq War Special Forces veterans-turned-mercenaries look to clear their name with the U.S. military, who suspect of them of war crimes.  After escaping from a military prison, Peck, Smith and Baracus join forces with Captain Murdock, their reconnaissance pilot, as soldiers of fortune.Hide

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Joe Carnahan’s amusing, enjoyably over-the-top adaptation of the ‘80s TV show reminds me of his previous film, Smoking Aces, in terms of wacky lunacy combined with heavy ammunition. As a stand-alone film, The A-Team won’t last in the memory – the story is a thin backdrop for some character-based comedy – but it does a good job of creating a strong sense of camaraderie between the titular team.... More

It’s the performances that make it work, especially Neeson (the guy is one of Hollywood’s genuine stars and don’t you forget it) and The Hangover’s Bradley Cooper, who displays some smooth comic timing. District 9’s prawn-prodder Sharlto Copley is just as lovably loony here, even though he finds his South African accent hard to shake. Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson has the right looks for B.A. Baracus, although he doesn’t get as many good one-liners as the others.

There are many nods to the TV show – B.A.’s fear of flying, Murdock with a sock puppet – some of the landscapes and locations even have an appealing on-the-cheap look, and there are plenty of choppers performing gravity-defying stunts. Carnahan’s movie doesn’t take itself seriously at all, which adds to the lightweight charm of what is essentially Charlie’s Angels with balls.Hide

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Joe Carnahan directed the brilliant 'Narc' and the violently fun'Smokin' Aces' but it seems in a desperate bid to sell-out and make something for all - he's come acropper. Is this for kids? Is it for adults? Both? It just doesn't know what it is. Big and loud, frenetic and sometimes fun - this is a movie in dire need of a script. Things blow up but it's all so Michael Bay and you just don't care enough to stop looking at your watch. Think BAD BOYS 2 or TRANSFORMERS 2 or 3... And if you liked... More them, you may just like this. Highly forgettable but fun if you leave your brain behind to watch something else on TV while you go see this popcorn muncher... Shame. This could have been a great TV to movie experience :(Hide

I love when it all comes together.
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What has 8 legs and a big black prick= The A team!

only because call of duty was mentioned

great movie I would love to see it again

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  • It's big, loud, ludicrous and edited into visual incomprehension. But pity the fool who lets that stand in the way of enjoying The A-Team. Full Review

  • So this new version of The A Team is to be applauded; a faithful, straight and relatively intelligent action thriller which will appeal to fans new and ol Full Review

  • Best enjoyed (a la the "Mission: Impossible" franchise) by simply admiring the explosions and silliness without dwelling too much on the skeletal plot. Full Review