The Expendables 2
The Expendables 2 (2012)

The Expendables are back and this time it's personal... Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), Yin Yang (Jet Li), Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren),Toll Road (Randy Couture) and Hale Caesar (Terry Crews) -- with… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 20, 2012
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Critic Score
65%
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User Score
67%



Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Taut, violent, and suitably self-deprecating, The Expendables 2 gives classic action fans everything they can reasonably expect from a star-studded shoot-'em-up -- for better and for worse.

Tom Russo
Boston Globe

"The Expendables 2" is lazily satisfied with repeating the first movie's formula, shortcomings and grisly strengths alike, just as the first movie was content to slavishly, ploddingly cover the hits of the '80s.

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

The Expendables 2 makes a franchise out of a novelty item, and the nostalgic kick is gone: It's a reminder that most of those '80s actioners were xenophobic and dumb, that many of its stars had more muscle mass than charisma.

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood

This sequel knows what its audience is looking for and succeeds admirably in providing it.

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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer

Nice to know America's action stars, no matter how old they get, will never lack for gainful employment.

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Rafer Guzman
Newsday

Yeah, yeah, I get it: "The Expendables 2" is a fun-loving throwback to the gloriously bad action films of the 1980s. Here's what I don't get: Why couldn't it be a throwback to the good ones?

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Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

The movies that many of these guys made in the 1980s and '90s were hardly bulletproof, but this is a cynical exercise in settling for what is expected to be passable.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

Does exactly what it's supposed to do - no more, no less.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

At least it's efficiently and breezily forgettable. What's more, there are laughs too and here's the best part - one or two of them are actually intentional.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

At this point it's such a juvenile and boring experience with god awful writing, that it completely eliminates the fun of watching action heroes kick ass on screen.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
What could have been a tongue-in-cheek, spectacular action show feels like a Botox commercial with everyone patting themselves on the back, Stallone most of… More
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KJ Proulx
Starting off with an opening scene that is already far superior to the entire first film, "The Expendables 2" is the film that should have been a big… More
Dean !
More of the same over the top action, with even more cameos this time. Including Chuck Norris, More Willis and Schwarzenegger time on screen and even more… More
xGary Xx
Sly and his team of fellow gun-totin' geriatrics is called in to retrieve a computer hard drive that contains a map showing the whereabouts of a mine full… More
Albert Kim
The first "Expendables": A bore. "The Expendables 2": Even worse. Oh "Expendables 2", you can shove in even more bodies like… More