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  • 38
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    So why oh why is The Expendables such a limp-dick bust? Because Stallone forgets to include non-spazzy direction, a coherent plot, dialogue that actors can speak without cringing, stunts that don't fizzle, blood that isn't digital and an animating spirit that might convince us to give a damn. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    And give credit to Stallone: He just leaves the camera on Rourke, in the tightest of close-ups, cutting only once, to himself, for a one-second reaction shot, but keeping the focus on his actor. A great actor. show more

  • 38
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Sadistic mess of a movie. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    The trailers already have given away the "surprise" cameos in The Expendables, so try not to blink when Stallone goes into a church (shades of John Woo) to meet his mystery boss, played by a bald-pated, trademark smirking Bruce Willis. show more

  • 70
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    The three icons ham it up, do some verbal towel-snapping and have fun, which also describes most of this self-conscious adventure movie. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    An effective mix of lean and over-the-top, The Expendables is often preposterous, but it achieves the immediacy of a graphic novel without the overdone mythology. show more

  • 30
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    The whole exercise has the trying-too-hard vibe of a bad toupee. show more

  • 50
    Mark Jenkins NPR

    Next to the hopelessly inexpressive Stallone and the English-impaired Li, Statham emerges as the movie's principal wit. But the script furnishes him with only a few deadpan quips. Besides, it's no great accomplishment to be the funniest guy in a Sylvester Stallone flick. show more

  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Expendables is the closest thing to movie Viagra yet invented. It's reprehensible. It's stoopid violent. It's a lot of unholy fun. show more

  • 63
    Ann Hornaday Washington Post

    A super-stoked action thriller show more

  • July 09, 2014 chiromaster2
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    The "bad guys" in the movie The Expendables seem to be wearing the US Army patch of the First Signal Brigade with whom I served with in Vietnam????

  • August 17, 2012 vince165
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    best ever and laughs

  • November 06, 2011 hammercfb1
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    the best

  • May 31, 2011 lovlywishes
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    that was a great movie and even better with three of my favorite forever actors

  • January 11, 2011 Mscomer
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  • December 22, 2010 HancockJohnShe
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    Manliest Movie Ever!

  • December 22, 2010 RyananJua
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  • December 16, 2010 afeljos
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    This is what stallone pitched to the studio " this movie is going to be the worst directing, acting, writing ever but alot stuff blows up and it will make alot of money." and the studio said hell ya Rocky!!

  • December 06, 2010 amyanne17120809
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    This movie was of the hizzy yo' ahahha. The only reason I wouldn't see it was if someone wripped my eyes out. THEN I would glue them back on and see it again maybe. (: ac+cw

  • November 28, 2010 Pete busarac
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    Strong action thriller. Well choreographed fight scenes. The movie title is The Expendables but these guys are the exact opposite. They are a small group of highly trained individuals who work as a team to get the job done. More like The Dependables. A super cast of stars.

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