The Expendables 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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good movie don't listen to critics

By Sogetsu
this movie was good 10/10. don't listen to critics . there was alot of action, explosion, gore, action sequences, comedy and it had some romance n good story. must watch for action fans. you won't...

Five Word Review

By redyeah
fulfilled its adrenaline pumping duties...

THE EXPENDABLES OH WHAT A MOVIE! You have to Go and See IT!!!! 10 STARS

By Kathy Cullen
This is not your everyday action movie, the Expendables gets you to want to jump into the movie itself, if your not careful your be standing up and cheering. There were so many oohs and Aahs, yeahs...

Expendables 2 coming soon??????

By Cacowboy
Good action movie, Rambo reborn. If you like action unrealistic movie, then go see this. And most likely expect a Expendables 2. The one thing that I felt was a fraud in the Trailers of course is...

HOLLYWOOD DREAM TEAM

By Redneck Dragon
With a cast and team jam packed with these action super stars, "I pity the fools that stand in their way!!" I also pity the fools that don't like the movie....

The Best

By jazzybycharlie
Pure Action! Good Story! Don't expect an academy award winning movie here, just expect the best of butt kicking, knife wielding, macho-show-off, funny stuff and blow the house down action! From start...

Super Cheesy FUN!

By pitchersgal
The movie lived up to everything it advertised. Lots of guns, explosions & fights. Stallon was well aware that none of his cast were known for their thespian skills (except for maybe Mickey Rourk,)...

The expendables

By suziecutie
Good to see Sly and the older guys. I wanted a little more kung fu, less shoot em up. But very action packed....

Don't Be Fooled!!

By Celluliodhero
Don't be fooled by the fun trailer, or by the idiots that gave this waste of film a good review. Don't go to the theatre hoping to re-live your glory years when these action stars ruled the...

The Expendables Movie Review

By Asianfreak
83 out of 100 Stab, shoot, thrill!...

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Rated R | For strong action and bloody violence throughout, and for some language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 15+ Legendary action cast teams up for a violent, messy muddle.
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