The Expendables 2

The Expendables 2

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The Expendables 2

Sylvester Stallone's action extravaganza redux with a platinum gold, muscle-clad cast (deep breath): Stallone, Schwarzenegger, Norris, Van Damme, Willis, Li, Statham, Hemsworth, Crews and Lundgren.

Mr. Church (Willis) reunites the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job. The task looks like an easy paycheck for Barney (Stallone) and his crack team of heavies. But when things go wrong and one of their own is viciously killed, it becomes personal and the mercs-for-hire set off on a bullet-ridden, explosion-heavy quest for revenge.

2012Rating: MA15+, for strong bloody violence throughout102 minsUSA
Action
90%
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Redundant, bombastic and cheekily self-aware, The Expendables 2 is also savvy enough to supply its own auto-critique.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

"Sometimes it's fun to run with the pack," counsels self-confessed lone wolf Chuck Norris. For the most part, you'd be well advised to choose the opposite direction.

2.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

The highlight is a bruising pas de deux between Statham and direct-to-video star Scott Adkins, a sequence that channels yesteryear's testosteronized cinema instead of exhuming it. You can only hope the inevitable third entry will use that as a model.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Pleasantly dumb fun if you watch it with the right mind-set.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

There's some comedy in there, too, intentional – mostly. As a poignant study of the ageing process, it's on a rough par with "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel." For The Expendables 3, they might want to consider enlisting Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson and Judi Dench.

2.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

What gives Expendables 2 its charm is the film's unabashed nostalgia for the genre's best B-movie moments.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Taut, humorous and attractively packaged, the sequel is both fleet footed and engaging enough to captivate audiences with more than just nonstop action.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Taut, humorous and attractively packaged, the sequel is both fleet footed and engaging enough to captivate audiences with more than just nonstop action.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A huge, bulging disappointment.

2.0
0
Box Office Magazine

Box Office Magazine

press

This over-the-top sequel caters to the lowest common denominator in the best possible way, and it's so fully committed to brainless bombast that it muscles audiences to applaud by sheer force of will.

4.0
0

This is a far fetched but quite entertaining movie. Starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Chuck Norris and more it is action packed from start to end. It is hated by critics but really, I got what I was looking for. All the greatest action stars tossed together as a team and sent on a mission with plenty of guns,...

2.0
0

One of the best movies out for ages. Obviously not for the elite out there who gauge movies by the quality of the acting - if people line up and pay good money to see people acting in a movie - then they are actors - the other would be actors who do not have many people lining up to see are what we called amateur actors. I laugh at some of the try hard...

5.0
0

Expendables 2 is a wonderfully over the top homage to the action flicks of the 80s and 90s. If you are a fan of classic Arnie, Stallone, Chuck Norris or Bruce Willis films then you'll enjoy the countless references to their movies; Chuck Norris even makes a Chuck Norris joke. The whole experience is a fun ride, and though the story line is quite plain, you...

4.0
0

...to produce the real thing at the bathroom is more intellectual stimulating then to be bombarded (literally) by this mentally retarded s**t.

1.0
0

It would be churlish to go see a movie titled 'Expendables 2' and expect anything other than something big, dumb and full of old-school macho fun. The second in Sylvester Stallone's 'Rambo' meets 'The Dirty Dozen' trilogy is a throwback to the Eighties action cinema of Ronald Reagan era USA, when stars like Stallone, Schwarzenegger and Willis ruled the...

2.0
0

Expendables2 Crap-tasticly awesome!! It explodes in your mind like an old-comedy-claymore-mine, with the dry wit that even a blind man can see coming and acting that leaves you almost breathless, if you were out of breath already. The beginning is very 'A-Team' and hint of 'McGyver' type machinery, but overall, its all fighting (guns, knives & fists) with...

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Redundant, bombastic and cheekily self-aware, The Expendables 2 is also savvy enough to supply its own auto-critique.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

"Sometimes it's fun to run with the pack," counsels self-confessed lone wolf Chuck Norris. For the most part, you'd be well advised to choose the opposite direction.

2.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

The highlight is a bruising pas de deux between Statham and direct-to-video star Scott Adkins, a sequence that channels yesteryear's testosteronized cinema instead of exhuming it. You can only hope the inevitable third entry will use that as a model.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Pleasantly dumb fun if you watch it with the right mind-set.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

There's some comedy in there, too, intentional – mostly. As a poignant study of the ageing process, it's on a rough par with "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel." For The Expendables 3, they might want to consider enlisting Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson and Judi Dench.

2.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

What gives Expendables 2 its charm is the film's unabashed nostalgia for the genre's best B-movie moments.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Taut, humorous and attractively packaged, the sequel is both fleet footed and engaging enough to captivate audiences with more than just nonstop action.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Taut, humorous and attractively packaged, the sequel is both fleet footed and engaging enough to captivate audiences with more than just nonstop action.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A huge, bulging disappointment.

2.0
0
Box Office Magazine

Box Office Magazine

press

This over-the-top sequel caters to the lowest common denominator in the best possible way, and it's so fully committed to brainless bombast that it muscles audiences to applaud by sheer force of will.

4.0
0

This is a far fetched but quite entertaining movie. Starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Chuck Norris and more it is action packed from start to end. It is hated by critics but really, I got what I was looking for. All the greatest action stars tossed together as a team and sent on a mission with plenty of guns,...

2.0
0

One of the best movies out for ages. Obviously not for the elite out there who gauge movies by the quality of the acting - if people line up and pay good money to see people acting in a movie - then they are actors - the other would be actors who do not have many people lining up to see are what we called amateur actors. I laugh at some of the try hard...

5.0
0

Expendables 2 is a wonderfully over the top homage to the action flicks of the 80s and 90s. If you are a fan of classic Arnie, Stallone, Chuck Norris or Bruce Willis films then you'll enjoy the countless references to their movies; Chuck Norris even makes a Chuck Norris joke. The whole experience is a fun ride, and though the story line is quite plain,...

4.0
0

...to produce the real thing at the bathroom is more intellectual stimulating then to be bombarded (literally) by this mentally retarded s**t.

1.0
0

It would be churlish to go see a movie titled 'Expendables 2' and expect anything other than something big, dumb and full of old-school macho fun. The second in Sylvester Stallone's 'Rambo' meets 'The Dirty Dozen' trilogy is a throwback to the Eighties action cinema of Ronald Reagan era USA, when stars like Stallone, Schwarzenegger and Willis ruled the...

2.0
0

Expendables2 Crap-tasticly awesome!! It explodes in your mind like an old-comedy-claymore-mine, with the dry wit that even a blind man can see coming and acting that leaves you almost breathless, if you were out of breath already. The beginning is very 'A-Team' and hint of 'McGyver' type machinery, but overall, its all fighting (guns, knives & fists) with...

3.0
0