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: August 15, 2014
DVD 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.

Sophie Gilbert
The Atlantic

The movie borrows so liberally from other action films that it starts to feel at times a bit like a BuzzFeed listicle.

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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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Sonny Bunch
Washington Free Beacon

Is The Expendables 3 any good? In its own way, I suppose. It's occasionally quite fun, though the final action sequence is oppressively long and a bit monotonous.

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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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Becky Suter

The action pieces are huge and impressive but it's all bang and no flash - that is, it's about explosions rather than exposition. You won't learn anything about the nuances of acting or the futility of war, but you may get a headache.

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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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J. Olson

Its most interesting lines are on the foreheads of its stars, more than ever imbuing the film with the kind of world weariness that can't be faked.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
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Phil Hubbs
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JY Skacto
Patrick Hughes blows it all with The Expendables 3. Opening with balls to the walls action, the 120 minute story grasps hard at the start and again at the… More
Al S
One of the greatest action movies franchisees of all time delivers another great sequel that pulls all sorts of punches, kicks and bullets. The best Expendables… More