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The Expendables

HD   R Closed Captioning

Sylvester Stallone

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About the Movie

Sylvester Stallone stars as Barney Ross, leader of The Expendables, a tight knit team of skilled combat vets turned mercenaries. Hired by a powerful covert operator, the team jets off to a small South American country to overthrow a ruthless dictator. Once there, they find themselves caught in a deadly web of deceit and betrayal. Using every weapon at their disposal, they set out to save the innocent and punish the guilty in this blistering action-packed thriller.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 201
  • Fresh: 84
  • Rotten: 117
  • Average Rating: 5.3/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: As a whole, the movie, whose title dimly evokes "They Were Expendable," a 1945 John Ford combat picture starring John Wayne and Robert Montgomery, might more aptly be described as Bad Kurosawa, Bad Peckinpah or Bad Leone. – A.O. Scott, New York Times, Aug 13, 2010

Rotten: It's not the age of the actors that makes The Expendables expendable. It's the stale storytelling. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Aug 13, 2010

Fresh: What you will find is both familiar in its contours and unique in its casting. – Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine, Aug 13, 2010

Rotten: I's a bit like a trip to the gym on a flat tire. – Adam Graham, Detroit News, Aug 13, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Pure action and testosterone

Ok, if you are going to see this for the story thinking something oscar caliber for storytelling and writing, then you're seeing the wrong movie. If you want some incredible action by the best in the business and plenty of action hero fan service with a heaping helping of explicit violence, then The Expendables is for you. Heck it's worth a rent simply due to having Sly, Arnie and Bruno on screen at the same time.

Simply put, that's the bottom line.

Suckiness at it's finest!

the script sucked, the dialogue sucked, the acting sucked, the plot sucked AND is cheesy nonsense, testosterone laden, macho, chauvinistic and sexist. AND..... I loved it. Just what i needed. Brain dead fun. If you have zero expectations then you will probably have as much fun as i did watching this train wreck unfold. LONG LIVE Stallone. LONG LIVE Lungren. LONG LIVE Li. LONG LIVE Stratham.


Great action actors= great action movie. This is one of the best action movies ever made.