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%
want to see

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
0

The A Team!

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

5.0
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
0

Leave your brain at the door.

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

5.0
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
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
0

Fast, Funny & Action-packed !!

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

4.0
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
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
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.

0
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
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.

0
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.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

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

0
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
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.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
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.

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.

0
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
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.

0
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.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

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

0
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
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.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
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.

0

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
0

The A Team!

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

5.0
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
0

Leave your brain at the door.

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

5.0
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
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
0

Fast, Funny & Action-packed !!

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

4.0
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
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
0