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272 Ratings

The Expendables 3

Directed by Patrick Hughes
United States, 2014
Action, Adventure, Thriller


Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill… or so he thought.

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The Expendables 3 Directed by Patrick Hughes
Those first two movies look like Seven Samurai next to The Expendables 3, a sad, bad, parade of uninspired cameos and listless violence… As [Barney and Bonaparte] watched with admiration as [Luna] beat down several misbehaving clubgoers on the dance floor, I realized that I, the viewer, wasn’t seeing anything: Just some awkward close-ups and reaction shots and some choppy editing designed to let me know that somewhere, somehow, ass was being kicked.
August 15, 2014
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With its third entry, the Sylvester Stallone-led Expendables franchise finally becomes the live-action Saturday morning cartoon it was always destined to be. Constrained by a PG-13 rating (the previous two films were R-rated), the series’ over-the-top violence becomes even more unreal; here, miniguns are emptied into crowds of henchmen who crumple conveniently out of frame and knives are thrown at out-of-focus targets.
August 14, 2014
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It’s all a bit like a classic-rock tribute concert, or playing with all your action figures at once, or maybe “Cannonball Run,” with the strained buddy-buddy back-and-forth. It’s also a leisurely action movie that feels as though it’s spread pretty thin across its more-is-better cast.
August 14, 2014
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