The Expendables

104 mins
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Sylvester Stallone's cameo-filled action film starring himself, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Eric Roberts, Dolph Lundgren, 'Stone... More

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The Expendables | Ratings & Reviews

"A nearly incoherent all-stars-on-deck actioner that plays like "Grown Ups" on nitro or a brutish, blue-collar "Ocean's Eleven.""


"Arnie, Sly and Bruce cut hard-edged, iconic silhouettes but don’t expect depth , shading or, indeed, a great deal of entertainment. Don’t you hate it when a plan falls apart?"

Total FilmTotal Film

"Might more aptly be described as Bad Kurosawa, Bad Peckinpah or Bad Leone. Which might be a way of saying that it's better-than-average Stallone. I can't quite say that it's not bad: it is bad! But not entirely in a bad way."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"So why oh why is The Expendables such a limp-dick bust? Because Stallone forgets to include non-spazzy direction, a coherent plot, dialogue that actors can speak without cringing, stunts that don't fizzle, blood that isn't digital and an animating spirit that might convince us to give a damn."

Rolling StoneRolling Stone

"Sly's action comeback big, dumb but not enough fun."

New Zealand HeraldNew Zealand Herald

"An effective mix of lean and over-the-top, The Expendables is often preposterous, but it achieves the immediacy of a graphic novel without the overdone mythology."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"More The Wild Geese than The Wild Bunch, The Expendables is not a wasted opportunity, but more one not fully exploited."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"The cast list for this fun, formulaic film, reads like a roll call of old school action heroes - Stallone, Statham, Lundgren, Li, Rourke, Austen, Roberts, Couture, Crews, Willis, Schwarzenegger"

Christchurch PressChristchurch Press

"At one point Rourke delivers a monologue about his time in Bosnia, and the conviction the actor brings to the occasion throws the movie completely out of whack. What's actual acting doing in a movie like this?"

Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune

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R16, Contains Graphic Violence
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