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147 Ratings


Directed by David Ayer
United States, 2014
Action, Crime


Members of an elite DEA task force find themselves being taken down one by one after they rob a drug cartel safe house.

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Sabotage Directed by David Ayer
In truth, he’s the same old Arnold—out for blood, just getting there with less puns and by more roundabout means. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Indeed, you’re thankful when Ayer stops trying to artistically tart up this Peckinpah-lite tale of vengeance and just lets his leading man do what he does best: blow the bad guys away.
March 28, 2014
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Sabotage starts off as a fun, nasty, occasionally surprising little piece of genre filmmaking. But it gradually loses the thread… Sabotage, as good as it is in its first half, can’t keep it together. Partly, it’s a matter of design: As the team starts to get picked off, there’s less chemistry to enjoy, and we have to settle for increasingly uninspired action theatrics, including one truly terrible car chase.
March 28, 2014
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The dialogue, with its tonnage of off-putting one-liners, has a certain style, but the film defers to an atmosphere of fake urgency brought out by the standard-issue digital photography. There’s no sense of visual artifice to match the ludicrous pitch of the script, and subsequently, the film comes off as awkward and uncertain.
March 27, 2014
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