BULLSEYE OR MISFIRE: The Expendables 3 Reviews

By Dr. Know on August 14th, 2014

Critic Reviews for The Expendables 3

via Rotten Tomatoes

With its third entry, the Sylvester Stallone-led Expendables franchise finally becomes the live-action Saturday morning cartoon it was always destined to be.

August 14, 2014Full Review Source: AV Club

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“The Expendables 3″ gets the franchise back on track.

August 14, 2014Full Review Source: Boston Globe

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So much star power packed together in one place hasn’t produced such a cheesy result since the recording of “We Are the World.”

August 14, 2014Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

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A slightly breezier and dependably brainless installment of Stallone’s action franchise.

August 14, 2014Full Review Source: Newsday

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Banderas does some of his most charming work since his turn as the Nasonex Bee

August 14, 2014Full Review Source: Film.com

Film.com
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“The Expendables 3″ lets down its cast with a film that’s about as thrilling as the arrival of a monthly Social Security check.

August 14, 2014Full Review Source: New York Daily News

New York Daily News
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Sylvester Stallone’s B-movie formula is wearing thin.

August 14, 2014Full Review Source: Film Journal International

Film Journal International

Sadly, the most expendable thing about The Expendables 3 is the movie itself.

August 14, 2014Full Review Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com

Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com

It’s another helping of uber-violence and genial horseplay, an uneasy mix that has become The Expendables’ stock in trade…

August 14, 2014Full Review Source: Flicks.co.nz

Flicks.co.nz

Why aren’t the Expendables movies being released directly to gyms?

August 14, 2014Full Review Source: RedEye

RedEye

What the movie ultimately demonstrates is that the sum total is less than the individual parts when you add together Rocky, the Terminator, Indiana Jones, Mad Max, Blade, Zorro, Hercules, and the Transporter.

August 14, 2014Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle

Austin Chronicle

The Expendables 3 doesn’t pretend it’s anything other than a vector for action sequences and banter between beefy guys… But it also tries to change the formula enough to make viewers be mildly disappointed that they tried at all.

August 14, 2014Full Review Source: Austin American-Statesman

Austin American-Statesman

Action packs a mean punch in Expendables 3, but the franchise is running on fumes.

August 14, 2014Full Review Source: Central Track

Central Track

Plot exposition is delivered by Stallone over random detonations. My kingdom for an ear trumpet?

August 14, 2014Full Review Source: Financial Times

Financial Times

It’s amusing and exciting, even when it’s stupid. If you enjoyed Barney and the crew’s previous theme park stunt show, there’s little reason to worry about the quality of their latest assignment.

August 14, 2014Full Review Source: Blu-ray.com

Blu-ray.com

The Expendables 3 is easily the worst of a series that was never particularly good in the first place.

August 14, 2014Full Review Source: Deadspin

Deadspin

It’s a bit like watching old friends drunkenly mud wrestle: it’s good to see them, but not like this.

August 14, 2014Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews

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