Basically, it's The A-Team meets Rambo meets Mission: Impossible, with a mission that's one part trickiness, four parts blowing stuff up.
Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
The manufacturer's date might be relatively recent, but almost all the ideas and moves are definitely older than the likable cast members.
Manohla Dargis - New York Times
Though they have plenty of lethal weapons at their disposal, the Losers are nowhere near as fun as the '80s action-flick heroes they emulate.
Claudia Puig - USA Today
How dumb is it? You might actually kill a few million brain cells just watching it. Some groups may even want to consider inviting a designated driver to sit in the lobby and eat popcorn till it's over.
Michael O'Sullivan - Washington Post
Like nearly all action movies, horror films, and thrillers in the last 15 years, a sense of motion is conveyed predominately with editing as opposed to through physical space. The compression of time, distance, and movement into hectic cuts is deadening.
Wesley Morris - Boston Globe
Director Sylvain White and screenwriters James Vanderbilt and Peter Berg strain to achieve the pleasurable mix of cheap laughs and expensive action that Lethal Weapon pulled off effortlessly with the help of its stellar cast.
Dan Kois - Village Voice
The Losers is simply a lot of low blows, telegraphed each and every time.
Joe Neumaier - New York Daily News
An aptly titled, grossly overdone big-screen adaptation of a DC Comics publication, it is, as though we needed it, another symptom of where we're going cinematically, and a movie that takes bilious joy in its own soullessness.
John Anderson - Wall Street Journal
Compensates for the mindlessness of its story by filling it with all kinds of clever, playful, stylish flourishes.
Tom Maurstad - Dallas Morning News
There is plenty of good-guys-vs.-rotten-apple tension here.
Lisa Kennedy - Denver Post
"The Losers" is exactly what you would hope for from an action film: a wham-bam-glitz-and-glam good time with two-fisted action and brains to boot ...
James Rocchi - MSN Movies
The movie gets the job done, and the actors show a lot of confidence in occupying that tricky middle ground between controlled satire and comic overkill. It's fun.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
The film is easier to take than, say, Kick-Ass or V for Vendetta, both of which came to the screen saddled with misguided pretentions. No pretentions here.
Michael Phillips - Chicago Tribune
Though rigidly formulaic, the movie is undeniably good-humored.
J. R. Jones - Chicago Reader
The script is boilerplate, the wit pretty much witless.
Steven Rea - Philadelphia Inquirer
The Losers does a perfectly serviceable job of achieving its low ambitions.
Bill Goodykoontz - Arizona Republic
Staying awake during this ordeal of incompetent, incomprehensible stupidity is not difficult. It's so noisy that you can hear it in the next town. Staying interested is something else entirely.
Rex Reed - New York Observer
The Losers is the sort of pyro-heavy exercise parodied in Tropic Thunder, and no amount of production polish can hide the hollowness beneath its junk-food high.
Peter Debruge - Variety
The movie, based on a comic book, features a couple of actors who deserve better (Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Idris Elba) and some who deserve even worse (like Chris Evans).
Kyle Smith - New York Post
If The A-Team is half this much fun, they'll be lucky.
Roger Moore - Orlando Sentinel
The Losers at least has speed on its side -- not to mention a bad case of ADD and camera jitters -- but all compliments end there.
Peter Howell - Toronto Star
Laremy Legel - Film.com
Movies aren't loaded weapons, though sometimes, they do go off when their users aren't careful.
Gene Seymour - Salon.com
An action film designed for those suffering from ADD.
Kirk Honeycutt - Hollywood Reporter
As an action fix to hold you before the summer explosions start, you could do worse than The Losers. It's no more than an efficient time-killer.
Peter Travers - Rolling Stone
White and director of photography Scott Kevan, who collaborated on Stomp the Yard, have some seriously inventive visuals, which at times are smash-cut fabulous.
Betsy Sharkey - Los Angeles Times
A fun, fast, action thriller with plenty of laughs.
John Hanlon - Big Hollywood
"The Losers" was made with one purpose in mind, to simply entertain, and while it may not be a great movie of substance, it certainly fulfills its purpose oh so very well.
Jeff Beck - Examiner.com
An enjoyable romp through gasoline and gunpowder.
Kevin Carr - 7M Pictures
Brent Simon - Shared Darkness
Nell Minow - Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
Jeffrey M. Anderson - Combustible Celluloid
Joshua Rothkopf - Time Out
- Dark Horizons
Dave White - Movies.com
Reveals Jeffrey Dean Morgan to be one in a line of Hollywood tough guys who have yet to be given their due in film...
Felix Vasquez Jr. - Cinema Crazed
Filmić koji će gledateljima brzo ispariti iz sjećanja, ali će, za razliku od mnogih sličnih holivudskih ostvarenja ipak ispuniti svoju glavnu svrhu
Dragan Antulov - rec.arts.movies.reviews
Everything about the weaponry on screen and the moviemaking technology employed behind it screams ultra-modern, but at its core is a loopy, loud wham-bam dose of old-fashioned thrills and giggles.
Simon Foster - sbs.com.au
As a simpleminded action flick, it's kind of fun, actually.
John J. Puccio - Movie Metropolis
This comic-book knockoff of The A-Team...is a lot easier to enjoy than Fox's sanctioned remake of The A-Team. Perhaps that's because Sylvain White's The Losers is self-aware of its schlock value...[Blu-ray]
Peter Canavese - Groucho Reviews
Finally, a comic book movie that embraces its inner cartoon.
Matthew Pejkovic - Matt's Movie Reviews
Even by the most forgiving of action film standards the film is a brainless poseur
Bruce Bennett - Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Just endless stunts. Dispiriting.
Derek Malcolm - This is London
Raucous and colourful, this comical action flick should be great fun, but a lack of plot or character development keep it from coming together. And it's not actually that funny or exciting.
Rich Cline - Shadows on the Wall
Occasionally it's good to go to the movies and just have a good time as I did with this. The trailer didn't lie, it is fun schlock.
Margaret Pomeranz - At the Movies (Australia)
Flashy, action-packed and totally forgettable, The Losers still fits the bill for a lads' night out.
Allan Hunter - Daily Express
It's junk -- and remarkably soporific when people aren't fighting or shooting each other -- but the action sequences are stylishly directed by Sylvain White. you'll be hearing more of him.
Christopher Tookey - Daily Mail [UK]
An hour and a half of globetrotting, things blowing up in slow motion and not a whole lot else.
David Edwards - Daily Mirror [UK]
It's like being given the finger for 90 minutes.
Matt Bochenski - Little White Lies
The Losers is a rollicking romp, and set pieces are breathlessly orchestrated, culminating in an overblown showdown at the dockyards, and the banter is riddled with snappy one-liners.
Catherine Jones - Liverpool Echo
A great script, full of gags, that revels in ridiculousness and some OTT action to make one stupidly enjoyable film.
Alex Zane - Sun Online
Only the strangely coy approach to violence (deaths are nearly all offscreen), leaves an odd aftertaste, but not enough to taint the big dumb fun.
Watching this series of adrenalin charged set pieces and plot twists feels like hurtling down a series of narrow one-way streets with tyre -screeching corners in between.
Jason Di Rosso - MovieTime, ABC Radio National
The Losers is a ho-hum scraping of the comic-book barrel, which feels particularly needless with both The A-Team and The Expendables on their way.
Tim Robey - Daily Telegraph
Decent performances from the actors involved can't disguise the fact that this is a hollow bauble. But if you're in the mood for cinematic junk food, you might get a kick out of it.
Catherine Bray - Film4
What makes The Losers such winning entertainment is its refusal to take the story or the characters too seriously, alongside a uniformly excellent cast who all step into the shallow boots of their characters with aplomb.
Ben Rawson-Jones - Digital Spy
Seldom do you see a film title that doubles as a likely box office prediction. But that's precisely what we've got with The Losers.
Robbie Collin - News of the World
The shambling plot strings together a series of explosive set pieces rendered ineffective by mediocre digital effects.
Trevor Johnston - Radio Times
Powering forward on a punky soundtrack and a don't-give-a-damn grin, this comic-book actioner never stops moving long enough for you to think about how little sense it makes.
Jonathan Crocker - Total Film
A ludicrously flawed, over-saturated, B-grade, hyper-action flick that sees a group of ex-CIA operatives getting revenge on a crazed man with a nuclear device. Beware of casual destruction and Gen-Y coolness.
Simon Weaving - Screenwize
The script is sharp and the action from multiple locations so gloriously over-the-top it doesn't matter whenever the special effects aren't up to much.
Graham Young - Birmingham Post
Yet with a spunky, underdog spirit all of its own, endearing characters, explosive set-pieces and a self-aware, quippy sense of humour, it manages to hold its own against the Big Guns.
Matt Risley - Sky Movies
As stylish as it is implausible, this is an enjoyable action / adventure romp with colourful performances and a decent script, though it probably doesn't pay to think about it too hard.
Matthew Turner - ViewLondon
Until its supremely nothingy ending, Losers is probably one of 2010's better summer entries, chock-a-block with amazing action sequences, endearing characters and mildly amusing humour.
Charlie Lyne - Ultra Culture
It isn't half bad: unmemorable but fast and flashy, and less bloated than the kind of action number that keeps John Travolta in Lear jets.
Cath Clarke - Time Out
Lithe, bold, often funny and full of characters to cheer for, it never pretends to be anything more than a trigger-happy romp. If that's what you're after, The Losers offers plenty of explosive entertainment.
James White - Empire Magazine
While its actions scenes are entertaining, the plot holes and open ending signal a lost opportunity for a potential franchise.
Erin Free - FILMINK (Australia)
The Losers knows what it is and doesn't try to be anything else. You'd have to be in the mood for this kind of thing, but if you are it delivers enough fun.
Paul Scantlebury - Flicks.co.nz
It builds slowly and rhythmically, and leaves audiences with a lot of fuss-free fun that holds its own, and then some, in the face of the blockbuster season.
Patrick Kolan - IGN Movies AU
Violent, funny and worth the ride. Far from excellent, it's one of those movies that's just good enough to keep your interest. Paul Chambers, CNN.
Paul Chambers - CNNRadio
Staying close to its roots, "The Losers" won me over.
Roger Tennis - Cinemaclips.com
The agreeably loose vibe is sabotaged by the hackneyed action direction (whip pans, freeze frames, yawn), the indigestible tonal shifts (a helicopter-load of children is blown up), and the cliched ironic/hip pop-culture references (Journey, yet again).
John Beifuss - Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
The Losers lives up to its name.
Charles Koplinski - Illinois Times
The best thing The Losers has going for it is its utter and complete lack of pretension
James Kendrick - Q Network Film Desk
An average shoot-em-up, 'The Losers' contains plenty of action but not much that's memorable.
Linda Cook - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Hey, I used to draw stupid comics on typewriting paper when I was a kid. At the rate things are going, somebody will probably make a movie out of my scribblings by 2012!
Bob Grimm - Reno News and Review
... for what it is, the movie isn't badly turned out -- unfortunately, 'what it is' is exactly the problem.
Jim Lane - Sacramento News & Review
It's trash and makes no pretense to be otherwise. Those moviegoers looking for a junk food movie... will find this filled with the empty calories they crave.
Daniel M. Kimmel - New England Movies Weekly
With an unfinished story all over the place, watching The Losers interact with one another is as much fun as the actors appear to have had making the actual film itself.
Kevin A. Ranson - MovieCrypt.com
What distinguishes this from a standard-issue action comedy is the comedy. The script by Peter Berg and James Vanderbilt keeps the killer lines flying as fast as the bullets.
Rick Kisonak - Film Threat
Loads of violent fun, not to be taken seriously.
Kelly Vance - East Bay Express
"The Losers" doesn't become a winner until the very end, maybe even until the credits
Jackie K. Cooper - jackiekcooper.com
a cast that knows how to keep a straight face as it takes the stock characters speaking seemly stock dialogue into the rarified, amped up atmosphere of a slick and deliberately self-conscious parody of the action genre
Andrea Chase - Killer Movie Reviews
After watching this stylized comic-book action flick and admitting you thoroughly enjoyed yourself, you won't feel like a Loser at all.
Kit Bowen - The Movie Kit
The action in the film is continuous and the excitement is intense. Still there is something just a bit off with the whole plot, look and feel of the film.
Janos Gereben - Entertainment Insiders
The Losers proves that screenwriting is easy if you don't sweat story structure. Or logic. Or the laws of physics.
Jeffrey Westhoff - Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
Like most action films, the movie starts strong. However, once the audience gets past the first few explosives, there is nothing left but pieces of a charred plot.
Clay Cane - BET.com
It was comic booky enough that I just enjoyed it.
A.O. Scott - At the Movies
All fireballs and flat characters.
Tricia Olszewski - Washington City Paper
Ah yes, The Losers: for once, the title reflects truth-in-advertising.
Kimberly Gadette - Indie Movies Online
Aptly titled comic-book flick plays like an Xbox game made by an ex-music video director
Corey Hall - Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Aisha exists to make sure you know Clay is heterosexual -- useful in a leader of a pack of men on their own, men who've shared long, intimate hours in jungles and war zones.
Cynthia Fuchs - PopMatters
The Losers has the brisk, breezy energy of a good "B" movie; the pace never lags and the action looks terrific.
Jeffrey M. Anderson - Common Sense Media
You know how Zoe Saldana's multiple Oscar-winning film, Avatar, has been lauded for its breathtaking, state of the art of technical wizardry? Well, don't expect to see anything like that in this under-budgeted homage to bad B-movies.
Kam Williams - NewsBlaze
The Losers is a 14 year-old boy's example of freakin' awesome: it has lots of shootouts, lots of explosions, and lots of gratuitous close-ups of Zoe Saldana's butt.
Mike McGranaghan - Aisle Seat
Aptly named, flamboyant and frustrating, it's silly, hollow, mindless mayhem adhering to the proposition that anything worth doing is worth over-doing, including setting up for a sequel.
Susan Granger - SSG Syndicate
Here is a big screen comic production with a relatively paltry marketing budget, tiny expectations and zero fast food promotions.
Mike Ward - Richmond.com
The characters, attitudes, dialogue, plot crisis and special effects of The Losers are pretty much interchangeable with every other film version of a graphic novel.
Gary Wolcott - Tri-City Herald
A sort of 'A-Team Lite,' this surprisingly entertaining action thriller makes for an apt prelude to the summer movie season.
Thomas Leupp - Hollywood.com
There will be a lot of win/lose puns in reviews this week, but I don't think The Losers is either one. It's more like a participant.
Tyler Foster - Boxoffice Magazine
"The Losers" is a lot of fun, especially when it understands it's an over-the-top action comedy, and not some kind of super-serious revenge story.
Christopher Smith - Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Its a fun, derivative rip off of the A-Team. I walked in expecting to hate it, came away being thoroughly entertained.
Michelle Alexandria - Eclipse Magazine
The Losers is eye-catching and energetic with a few individual setpieces that are entertaining, but the story doesn't make sense.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul) - St. Paul Pioneer Press
The Losers -- co-written by Peter Berg, who made the similarly loud and out-of-control The Kingdom -- makes a whole lot of noise without making a great deal of sense.
Stephen Whitty - Newark Star-Ledger
The Losers is not an especially good film. But it is a frequently funny, sporadically well written and, it must be said, consistently entertaining one.
Brandon Fibbs - BrandonFibbs.com
It doesn't try to be the definitive Losers movie. It's clearly just one episode of The Losers.
Fred Topel - Can Magazine
Yet another broadside in Hollywood's seeming war on original material, The Losers delivers an intermittently punchy but essentially unmemorable take on a very familiar revenge tract.
Brent Simon - Screen International
It won't be winning any screenplay awards, but it does deliver on its action promises.
Rebecca Murray - About.com
A big ball of ludicrous fun.
Widgett Walls - Needcoffee.com
There are two kinds of comic book-inspired movies, the wait for it on Netflix or don't even bother with it, such as the Transformers movies, and the see it on the big screen. The Losers,...is firmly in the latter category.
Robin Clifford - Reeling Reviews
Basically constitutes a sub-par episode of The A-Team... and since an official sub-par episode of The A-Team arrives this summer, one wonders why The Losers even bothered.
Rob Vaux - Mania.com
As mindless fun in the mold of mid-'80s action (comparisons to The A Team movie arriving in June are inevitable), The Losers delivers the goods. No more, no less.
Sean Means - Salt Lake Tribune
Consistently preposterous, action-packed, delightfully campy, and wildly entertaining as long as you don't mind checking your brain at the door for 98 minutes.
Avi Offer - NYC Movie Guru
There's plenty of action-packed sequences. But left in the cutting room was the substance needed to balance this film, which was just a hodgepodge of blah.
Wilson Morales - BlackFilm.com
Action as generic as your average romantic comedy
Geoff Berkshire - Metromix.com
Character and performance, story and style coalesce into a fun and fresh new franchise that's part A-Team, part Burn Notice.
Annlee Ellingson - Moving Pictures Magazine
At least they got the name right.
Robert W. Butler - Kansas City Star
It squanders both its source (the book is better-realized and more politically pointed) and the goofball interplay between its actors.
Kevin Williamson - Jam! Movies
...an aggressively middle-of-the-road revenge thriller...
David Nusair - Reel Film Reviews
The Losers plays like a grungy, sweaty action movie with all the energy sucked out of it. If while you're sitting in the theater watching it, you suspect that someone might have pumped Valium into the air conditioning vents, you're not alone.
Adam Lippe - Examiner.com
It's not frivolous, but it is featherweight, and a hell of a lot of fun.
Todd Gilchrist - H Magazine
This chaotic action flick features a terrific cast but a script so cliched that filmgoers who shell out 10 bucks to see it may feel like the title is directed at them.
Tyler Hanley - Palo Alto Weekly
The premise -- good-bad guys versus bad-bad guys -- is muddled with outre James Bond elements, and if it weren't for some of the actors, the film would collapse under its own confusion.
Kurt Loder - MTV
The Roadshow nature of the casting adds another dimension to the film's title as the roles of leader, clown and big black guy appear to have been filled with leftovers from The A-Team auditions.
Erik Childress - eFilmCritic.com
Existing in that unfortunate realm of entertainment, The Losers does nothing special in all-too familiar ways.
Mark Dujsik - Mark Reviews Movies
loud, garish, stupid, brutish, racist, sexist and utterly devoid of wit, intelligence, grace, dignity or any other commonly held humanistic ideals.
Peter Sobczynski - eFilmCritic.com
Feels dumbed down to appeal to thirteen year old boys instead of fully realizing its potential for greatness
Willie Waffle - WaffleMovies.com
It's strange what a bad action movie takes seriously and doesn't take seriously. Take, for example, The Losers, in which cliches are sacred and human life of no value.
Mick LaSalle - San Francisco Chronicle
Jason Patric and the rest of the cast make this film worth watching. The premise is not the most original in the world but it's a fun action flick.
Kevin McCarthy - BDK Reviews
Mindless, but mostly fun.
Chris Bumbray - JoBlo's Movie Emporium
...another low-intellect, overly violent, meaningless movie trying to appeal to the lowest common denominator.
Tony Medley - Tolucan Times
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Jim Judy - Screen It!
The film colors its stale outline in ways both hackneyed and mundane.
Nick Schager - Lessons of Darkness
Hoping to exact revenge on the criminal mastermind behind the plot, they become...The A-Team! Oops, that's not till June.
Peter Paras - E! Online
These guys are the XY chromosome equivalent of a boy band, each member with quirks, awesome proficiency, and a call sign name like the extras from "Top Gun."
Nell Minow - Beliefnet
A textbook example of diverting, forgettable, been-there-done-that, middle-of-the-road mediocrity.
It occupies the middle ground between sincerity and sarcasm, not exciting enough to be taken seriously and not funny enough to laugh at.
Eric D. Snider - EricDSnider.com
The Losers does indeed go through the world-saving, globe-trotting motions, but at least it throttles through them with a cheesy, breezy swagger and a surprising amount of directorial flair.
William Goss - Cinematical
A breezy, dumb and lightweight film that has the benefit of not trying terribly hard to be about much of anything and succeeding (bravo?).
Shawn Levy - Oregonian
An incoherent mess that fails to capitalize on its promising premise, resulting in a film that isn't exactly terrible, but almost entirely forgettable.
Jason Zingale - Bullz-Eye.com
...a cheesy, drive-in B movie that's a helluva lot of fun, despite a tragic opening jolt and some seriously nonsensical plotting.
Laura Clifford - Reeling Reviews
Proving that ensemble chemistry can make or break a franchise, The Losers redeems itself with comedic camaraderie delivered by a well-chosen batch of rising stars.
Jeff Shannon - Seattle Times
There's just enough over-the-top action in this revenge-thriller. In fact, the action is enough to right this vehicle even when the plotting gets a little sketchy or convoluted.
Jeff Vice - Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Outrageously violent and crass with one scene too sexually suggestive for a PG-13-rated film, this adaptation of the DC Comic book by British author Andy Diggle directed by Sylvain White ("Stomp the Yard") is what your kiddies can see without your approva
James Verniere - Boston Herald
Harmless fun when it works, but utterly disposable.
Katey Rich - CinemaBlend.com
There's nothing wrong with style for its own sake, but The Losers works so strenuously to be cool at every moment that it can only be anything but.
Scott Tobias - AV Club
The lack of bloodshed, something clearly ordered by the focus group obsessed front office, flattens everything
Bill Gibron - Filmcritic.com
The real losers are those folks tricked into forking over good money to see this dumbed-down adaptation of the popular comic book.
Ethan Alter - Film Journal International
Whether you're betting on action or laughs, this is a lose-lose scenario.
Joe Williams - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Despite the likable cast, this A-Team wannabe is a bland and forgettable action flick.
Clint O'Connor - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Basically a low-rent cousin of 'The A-Team'--'The C- Team,' in other words.
Frank Swietek - One Guy's Opinion
Entertaining, but never funny, better brandishing a bazooka than tossing around punchlines...try to ignore the strained humor and the occasional Michael Bay move from director Sylvain White.
Brian Orndorf - BrianOrndorf.com
If you're looking for the first (relatively) non-bloody action flick of the year, you might want to check out The Losers. Maybe.
Vic Holtreman - ScreenRant
Director Sylvain White infuses the proceedings with a lot of high tech gadgetry and flashy editing techniques that make The Losers feel more like a video game than a movie, but eventually we get to know the human element and the film takes off.
Pete Hammond - Boxoffice Magazine
The Losers is, above all else, fun, and that fun means that the things that don't work about it seem terribly unimportant. It moves, it's got attitude, and it is frequently laugh-out-loud funny...
Drew McWeeny - HitFix
Awful music, obnoxious editing, overwrought camera work, and strained comedy can't hide the hackneyed, smarmy pointlessness of it all.
Peter Keough - Boston Phoenix
[A] wickedly wonderful little smashup of fluff... [L]ike some lost 80s action comedy TV series fallen through a wormhole, which I mean in the best possible way...
MaryAnn Johanson - Flick Filosopher
Many gun battles and fiery explosions ensue, all of them free of excitement or suspense...Saldana and Morgan have the chemistry of two strangers who just met at a tax audit.
Marshall Fine - Hollywood & Fine
The Losers is testimony to the power of movie stars because this cast offers eyegasmic distraction from the film's own foolishness.
Armond White - New York Press
If the cast are to be thanked for raising this film above standard fare, then so too should the writers, who've produced a script that is much much funnier than most people will expect.
Martin Roberts - Fan The Fire
Hot on the trail of "Kick-Ass," last week's experiment in vacant cartoon violence, "The Losers" is just as disgustingly wrongheaded.
Cole Smithey - ColeSmithey.com
The film's vain attempts at being flashy and stylish is more loud than charming and never as clever as it acts.
Simon Abrams - Slant Magazine