• The Expendables (2010)

    Where To Watch
The Expendables Poster

Release Date: August 13th, 2010

DVD Release Date: November 23rd, 2010

R|1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary
Mercenary leader Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) and his loyal men take on what they think is a routine assignment: a covert operation to invade the South American country of Vilena and overthrow its dictator. But, when they learn that the job will be a suicide mission, they must choose redemption or the destruction of their brotherhood.

Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Dolph Lundgren, Giselle Itié, Eric Roberts

Director: Sylvester Stallone

Genres: Action, Adventure

Production Co: Nu Image, Millennium Films Inc.

Distributors: Lionsgate Films

Ratings & Reviews

view all
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Featured News

view all
Sylvester Stallone Sued for Allegedly Stealing 'Expendables' Script
Sylvester Stallone Sued for Allegedly Stealing 'Expendables' Script
'Expendables' Pirates Next Target of Bit-Torrent Lawsuits
'Expendables' Pirates Next Target of Bit-Torrent Lawsuits
Best in Blu-ray: 'America Lost and Found,' 'The Complete Metropolis,' 'Alice Creed'
Best in Blu-ray: 'America Lost and Found,' 'The Complete Metropolis,' 'Alice Creed'
New on DVD & Blu-ray, Week of November 23: 'Eat Pray Love,' 'The Expendables,' More
New on DVD & Blu-ray, Week of November 23: 'Eat Pray Love,' 'The Expendables,' More
moviefone newsletter
Want more? Signup for our newsletter to get movie and TV show news, exclusive content, the latest trailers, giveaways and much more
By signing up I accept the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy