• Released
  • August 13, 2010
  • R , 1 hr 43 min
  • Action/Adventure
  • 1,925 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Mercenaries embark on a mission to overthrow a South American dictator.

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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Expendables is the closest thing to movie Viagra yet invented. It's reprehensible. It's stoopid violent. It's a lot of unholy fun.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The way that Stallone directs, though, every machete thrust and relentless round of bullet spray is staged with a certain...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

An effective mix of lean and over-the-top, The Expendables is often preposterous, but it achieves the immediacy of a graphic novel without...
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70

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The three icons ham it up, do some verbal towel-snapping and have fun, which also describes most of this self-conscious adventure movie.
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50

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
Next to the hopelessly inexpressive Stallone and the English-impaired Li, Statham emerges as the movie's principal wit. But the script...
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The trailers already have given away the "surprise" cameos in The Expendables, so try not to blink when Stallone goes into a church (shades...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
And give credit to Stallone: He just leaves the camera on Rourke, in the tightest of close-ups, cutting only once, to himself, for a...
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38

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
So why oh why is The Expendables such a limp-dick bust? Because Stallone forgets to include non-spazzy direction, a coherent plot, dialogue...
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38

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Sadistic mess of a movie.
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30

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
The whole exercise has the trying-too-hard vibe of a bad toupee.
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Rated R | For strong action and bloody violence throughout, and for some language
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 15+ Legendary action cast teams up for a violent, messy muddle.
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