The Expendables 3
The Expendables 3 (2014)

In THE EXPENDABLES 3, Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team come face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 25, 2014
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Critic Score: 32% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Like its predecessors, Expendables 3 offers a modicum of all-star thrills for old-school action thriller aficionados -- but given all the talent assembled, it should have been a lot more fun.

Amy Nicholson
L.A. Weekly

At this point, the Expendables have formed and reformed so many times they're like the world's most macho wife swap, the action version of Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice.

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Michael Sragow
Orange County Register

The series did reignite a few careers and bring forth one decent popcorn movie (The Expendables 2). Rather than artificially extend its life, maybe the time has come to say Rest in Peace.

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Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers

Keeping the story believable is ultimately of no consequence, because "The Expendables 3" is just a steady diet of bullets and bombs. It's a big blur. Only Gibson as Stonebanks is halfway amusing and we've seen him do this role before in "Machete Kills."

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Richard Roeper

A wasted opportunity.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

The Expendables 3, trading on our affection for action stars of the past, has officially worn out its already shaky welcome.

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Todd Jorgenson

Ultimately, complacency overshadows creativity in the film, which seems to pander to mainstream expectations instead of taking risks.

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James Berardinelli

For a variety of reasons, most having to do with a weak screenplay and poor pacing, The Expendables 3 is the least successful entry in the series.

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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture

Those first two movies look like Seven Samurai next to The Expendables 3, a sad, bad, parade of uninspired cameos and listless violence.

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Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

After the two earlier movies were rated 18 and then 15, many will decry the lack of blood in the new 12A, but the actors seem to be enjoying their pensioners' paintball party complete with helicopter funships.

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
Kase Vollebregt
The explosions and guns are peppered throughout this bad boy, but it suffers from being less gory than the first one and less silly fun than the second.… More
Markus Robinson
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Phil Hubbs
The boys are back in town...again! and this time its PG-13 baby (sigh). All the Expendable team are back after yet another successful mission where they all had… More
danny d
i have a hard time grading this film. for the most part, it's on par with the first two, although i am grading this one a bit lower. gibson was fantastic… More
Al S
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Aaron Neuwirth
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