The Losers Reviews

  • 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

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