The Expendables
The Expendables (2010)

An all-star cast of action-movie icons headline Sylvester Stallone's explosive action thriller about a group of hard-nosed mercenaries who are double-crossed during a treacherous mission. Approached by the shadowy Church (Bruce Willis)… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: August 13, 2010
DVD Release Date: November 23, 2010
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Critic Score: 42% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It makes good on the old-school action it promises, but given all the talent on display, The Expendables should hit harder.

Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

The movie had been billed as a throwback to the action flicks of the 1980s, but that pitch turns out to be false advertising.

Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

Stallone's boasted that he's made the drunk uncle of all dumb action movies and in several ways he has

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky

A minor film on this sort of scale is always a major gesture.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

The rest of the mayhem is simply ultraviolent, nonstop, and numbing. Better jokes might have helped.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

What you will find is both familiar in its contours and unique in its casting.

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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

The Expendables is more than just your average action movie; it is the action movie of the year uniting the grittiness and soul of the old genre with the special effects and coolness of the new genre. See it.

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David Jenkins
Time Out

If you like watching men with no necks thumping each other, this could be your Citizen Kane.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

It's not the age of the actors that makes The Expendables expendable. It's the stale storytelling.

Brigit Grant
Daily Express (UK)

Trust me, [there's] a scene you need to witness with a crowd that whoops and cheers, which is really what this film demands of its audience throughout.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
I'm disappointed, I hate to say it but I am. Yes this is a wet dream for the 80's generation, for all the young males growing up with these… More
Eugene Bernabe
Plenty of cliche narratives and dialogue to go along with a bland plot. The Expendables may be an action-goers delight and filled with explosions, machismo,… More
KJ Proulx
The Expendables begins with some promising action (although very artificial), however, the film just falls downhill from there. The action is the best attempt… More
Daniel Perry
Pointless violence with poor political plausibility and the vague suggestion that in fact, the mission's entirely about a woman. Adding that to the… More
danny d
absolutely mindless, but in the best possible way. there are no revelations here, but if youre expecting any i have to question your judgment. this was old… More
Stuart Brooks
It is what it is, loud, stupid and pointless, just like most of the cast. But as a homage to the action flicks of the 80's, you can't go wrong.