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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 20%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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
"Sabotage starts off as a fun, nasty, occasionally surprising little piece of genre filmmaking. But it gradually loses the thread."
‑ Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine/Vulture
"Scenes of people kicking doors down and shooting each other in the head are efficiently handled - it's everything else that's a problem."
‑ Mark Kermode, Observer [UK]
"There won't be any awards but, for the first time, Arnie is actually acting here."
‑ David Edwards, Daily Mirror [UK]
"Arnold Schwarzenegger gets one of his most complex roles yet in this messy, violent thriller, another trip to the dark side for filmmaker David Ayer."
‑ Rich Cline,
"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
"[an] ugly, abrasive and thoroughly charm-resistant bag of slop"
‑ Jordan Hoffman,
"It is worth remembering that John Wayne, an actor almost as inexpressive as he is, did much of his finest work at the tail end of his career. Sadly, post-gubernator Arnie hasn't yet found his equivalents to True Grit or El Dorado."
‑ Geoffrey Macnab, Independent
"The so-called Governator has returned to what he does best, or maybe not best, but certainly most lucratively, making films high on action and low on credibility. Sabotage scores impressively on both counts."
‑ Brian Viner, Daily Mail [UK]
"The film around them is too, too much: too gruesome, too locker-room, too busy, too populated, and too daft."
‑ Tara Brady, Irish 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
"It does have a weird, boldly ugly edge that makes for unexpectedly compelling viewing."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Arnie does his best but, as so often, turns out to be limited in scope: when called upon to look upset, his inner cyborg punctures the mood; when he sighs, we snigger."
‑ Charlotte O'Sullivan, This is London
"Despite some decent moments the film struggles to realise its potential."
‑ Rob Carnevale, The List
"It doesn't really work. It's a bit like finding Mary Berry serving at your local kebab shop - it just doesn't feel right."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
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