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The Losers [2010]


A special forces team refuses to execute an order that will result in the death of many children and when the helicopter they were supposed to have been on blows up, they are presumed dead. Now they must figure out a way to get home and exact revenge on the man who betrayed them. With Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Chris Evans, Idris Elba, Columbus Short, Oscar Jaenada, Jason Patric and Holt McCallany. Directed by Sylvain White. [1:38 - PG-13]


thumbs up

"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

thumbs down

"This movie -- G.I. Joke, The D-Team -- tries to do so little, and yet falls so short. A clue comes when the girl asks Clay, "How's your steak?" and he replies, "Meaty." Simple enough to achieve in theory, but this would-be treat for cinematic carnivores is a sawdust sandwich."

- Kyle Smith



Roger Ebert | Chicago Sun-Times
Shawn Levy | Portland Oregonian
Michael Phillips | Chicago Tribune
Roger Moore | Orlando Sentinel
Pete Hammond | Boxoffice Magazine
Gene Seymour | Salon.com
Jeff Vice | Deseret News
Owen Gleiberman | Entertainment Weekly
Michael O'Sullivan | Washington Post
J.R. Jones | Chicago Reader
Steven Rea | Philadelphia Inquirer
Wesley Morris | Boston Globe
Bill Goodykoontz | Arizona Republic
Kirk Honeycutt | The Hollywood Reporter
Liam Lacey | The Globe and Mail
Manohla Dargis | The New York Times
Claudia Puig | USA Today
Betsy Sharkey | Los Angeles Times
Peter Debruge | Variety
Joshua Rothkopf | Time Out New York
Joe Williams | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Dan Kois | Village Voice
John Anderson | Wall Street Journal
Mick LaSalle | San Francisco Chronicle
Rex Reed | New York Observer
Scott Tobias| The Onion
Joe Neumaier | New York Daily News
Kyle Smith | New York Post

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