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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 22%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"What redeems all this, to some extent, is Ayer's bleak but honest vision... he understands how law-enforcement people witnessing the depths of humanity might lack the necessary character to climb back up."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"It does have a weird, boldly ugly edge that makes for unexpectedly compelling viewing."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Ayer ramps up the four-letter-word-laden trash talking to a degree of obnoxious self-parody, with what should merely be comic enhancement keeping the main mystery hook from gaining traction and building tension."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Director David Ayer is proving to be increasingly adept at character work, but the plot of Sabotage is too dumb and opaque to recommend the film."
‑ Witney Seibold, Nerdist
"...yet another action picture but this one is entertaining."
‑ Tony Medley, Tolucan Times
"For most of its running length, Sabotage is a gritty, compelling motion picture with twists to make a pretzel envious. Unfortunately, it overstays its welcome."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Horror movie-gruesome and pumped up like a 'roid rage, "Sabotage" is an abrasive, ugly exercise in macho nonsense."
‑ Adam Graham, Detroit News
"Flimsy, testosterone-fueled stop on Arnold Schwarzenegger's mucho-macho comeback tour."
‑ Susan Granger, SSG Syndicate
"Schwarzenegger plays it straight. There are no winks at the audience that this is just a goofy action movie."
‑ Daniel M. Kimmel, New England Movies Weekly
"Early on, an irritated DEA agent asks who cut one in the back of their vehicle. The question fits a film that feels like its own unwelcome lingering fart - lively in its violence but not its story, and demanding far too much of Arnold Schwarzenegger."
‑ Nick Rogers,
"[an] ugly, abrasive and thoroughly charm-resistant bag of slop"
‑ Jordan Hoffman,
"This is the type of movie best enjoyed as a late-night indulgence on cable. Really late at night, when your eyes are still partially open, but your brain has called it quits."
‑ David Hiltbrand, Philadelphia Inquirer
"I don't know what Ayer is trying to prove by dunking the camera in spilled guts and having it linger over charred and frozen corpses."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"Schwarzenegger has checked out. He's an immovable object in a film that struggles and fails to find the energy that will carry him along."
‑ Dave White,
"...Sabotage is wholly unpleasant, unfocused and downright ugly."
‑ Mark Zhuravsky, The Playlist
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