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: August 17, 2012
DVD Release Date: November 20, 2012
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Critic Score: 66% 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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Yasmin Shehab

It isn't the brain-meltingly amazing action movie it should have been, but it's still fun.

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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

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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Bill Newcott
AARP Movies for Grownups

Little-known biological phenomenon: When a human body is shot, stabbed or punched really hard, it explodes like a balloon filled with ketchup. Also, heads and limbs detach with the ease of a G.I. Joe doll in the hands of a malevolent 3-year-old.

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James Berardinelli

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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J. Olson

It's loud and dumb, sure. But it's affable and funny in ways the original wasn't.

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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 King
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
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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