The A-Team

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.

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.

2010Rating: M, Contains Violence118 minsUSA
ActionAdaptationAdventureComedy
66%
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Reviews & comments

A for Average

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...

2.0

The A Team!

What has 8 legs and a big black prick= The A team!

5.0

A for AWESOME!

Totally! Loved it! Probably best remake I've liked. Given the ending there'll def be a 2nd one. Great great fun... prob best moment... the rescue of Murdoch!!! hahaha

5.0

Leave your brain at the door.

Cliche I know but this is how this was. Great fun and cool escapism.

5.0

Thoroughly enjoyed it!

This was everything I expected it to be! Like the review says, doesn't take itself too seriously and was just the right amount of over-the-top to be enjoyable, without being ridiculous. Well worth seeing if you're even remotely a fan, and probably worth checking out if you enjoy an explosion or three.

4.0

It's alright

Someone else instead of Liam Neeson should have played Hannibal. The rest of the cast were good but it didn't have the interest/excitment factor I thought it would have.

3.0

Fast, Funny & Action-packed !!

Don't miss it. Do expect a sequel.... AWESOME

4.0

Awesome 2hr escapist movie and worth the admission price

As a child of the 1980s I either cringe or statically happy that they try to stay true to the inspirational source material for which it's adapted from. This movie is a good dose of action, drama and humour. I would say its a guys flick esp if ur partner has overdosed you with Sex and the city 2. Worth the price of admission

4.0

NO LOSERS

BETTER THAN I THOUGH IT WOULD BE. NICELY UPDATED FOR TODAYS AUDIENCE. ADDITIONAL SCENE AFTER END CREDITS. PITY THE FOOLS WHO WALK OUT BEFOREHAND!

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

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

TVNZ

TVNZ

press

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

4.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The obstacle that the director Joe Carnahan and his colleagues failed to clear was finding the right self-mocking tone for a movie that was, by the looks of it, too expensive to risk real laughs.

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

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.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Bored out of my mind during this spectacle, I found my attention wandering to the subject of physics.

New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

You've got to love it when a plan comes together - this is a lot of fun.

4.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

An underwhelming experience. I pity the fool, as TV star Mr. T might say, who mistakes this for genuine entertainment.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The film seems nearly writer-free. Absolutely no time gets wasted on story, character development or logic.

Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

Brought up by a TV critic father, my sisters and I were never allowed to watch rubbish like The A-Team on telly when we were growing up.

Variety

Variety

press

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

TVNZ

TVNZ

press

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

4.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The obstacle that the director Joe Carnahan and his colleagues failed to clear was finding the right self-mocking tone for a movie that was, by the looks of it, too expensive to risk real laughs.

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

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.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Bored out of my mind during this spectacle, I found my attention wandering to the subject of physics.

New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

You've got to love it when a plan comes together - this is a lot of fun.

4.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

An underwhelming experience. I pity the fool, as TV star Mr. T might say, who mistakes this for genuine entertainment.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The film seems nearly writer-free. Absolutely no time gets wasted on story, character development or logic.

Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

Brought up by a TV critic father, my sisters and I were never allowed to watch rubbish like The A-Team on telly when we were growing up.

A for Average

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...

2.0

The A Team!

What has 8 legs and a big black prick= The A team!

5.0

A for AWESOME!

Totally! Loved it! Probably best remake I've liked. Given the ending there'll def be a 2nd one. Great great fun... prob best moment... the rescue of Murdoch!!! hahaha

5.0

Leave your brain at the door.

Cliche I know but this is how this was. Great fun and cool escapism.

5.0

Thoroughly enjoyed it!

This was everything I expected it to be! Like the review says, doesn't take itself too seriously and was just the right amount of over-the-top to be enjoyable, without being ridiculous. Well worth seeing if you're even remotely a fan, and probably worth checking out if you enjoy an explosion or three.

4.0

It's alright

Someone else instead of Liam Neeson should have played Hannibal. The rest of the cast were good but it didn't have the interest/excitment factor I thought it would have.

3.0

Fast, Funny & Action-packed !!

Don't miss it. Do expect a sequel.... AWESOME

4.0

Awesome 2hr escapist movie and worth the admission price

As a child of the 1980s I either cringe or statically happy that they try to stay true to the inspirational source material for which it's adapted from. This movie is a good dose of action, drama and humour. I would say its a guys flick esp if ur partner has overdosed you with Sex and the city 2. Worth the price of admission

4.0

NO LOSERS

BETTER THAN I THOUGH IT WOULD BE. NICELY UPDATED FOR TODAYS AUDIENCE. ADDITIONAL SCENE AFTER END CREDITS. PITY THE FOOLS WHO WALK OUT BEFOREHAND!

4.0