The Expendables

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Sylvester Stallone stars as Barney Ross, the leader of a group of elite mercenaries in the hard-hitting action thriller, ‘The Expendables’. When the team are hired to infiltrate a South American country and overthrow its ruthless dictator, it appears to be a routine operation.

But soon they find themselves caught in a dangerous, deadly web of deceit and betrayal and abandon the mission. As they discover the identity of their true enemy, the band of brothers are forced to return to finish what they started, and save their souls.

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  • Cast members
    Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren
  • Running time
    104 minutes
  • Directed by
    Sylvester Stallone
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Great action but weak storyline

Reviewer: A ZDate: 2010-09-26

The movie was full of hard-hitting action. The battle scenes on the Island were riveting viewing. The star studded cast saved the movie as the story was weak, a little confusing at times. The scene with Bruce Willis, Arnie and Stallone was short but sweet. It was a shame Willis was underused in the movie.

The Expendables

Reviewer: C472Date: 2010-09-26

With a cast like that, there was huge potential to be very corny, but the writing was near perfect and the way in which each character got their own time to shine was fantastic. In brief: Never has the storm-trooper effect been played out so well!

Quality bit of action

Reviewer: willnew84Date: 2010-09-21

I think for this film you have to like action films and not be to fussed about it being amazing acting and not watch it saying as if. I really did like this film and wanted to see more and more of some characters, i know this is not everyones cup of tea but for me it done the job.

Great Action Film!

Reviewer: Matthew GibbonsDate: 2010-09-17

The plot is not that original, but it doesn't need to be, nor was it expected to be. The cast, goes without saying, was fantastic. What could have been a disaster of conflicting egos ended up being a believable team of mercenaries where banter is rife and keeping each other alive is their number one priority. Stallone can give himself a big pat on the back for getting so many iconic actors onto the screen together and actually making it work.

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