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Sunday, May 30, 2010

[5.25/10] The Losers (2010)


The Losers (2010)

Short review: "The Losers" follows a group of five elites in service of their country who are betrayed during a mission and declared dead. Many years later, they are approached with the job of a lifetime - find and kill the one who betrayed them. There are a large number of plot holes in "The Losers", but logic doesn't fall into this films list of qualities anyways. The performances are rather good. Evans, who provides most of the comic relief but also seems to be the only one who really gets it and plays up the over-the-top-ishness to perfection. Jeffrey Dean Morgan delivers another strong performance. He's not as impressive as he was as in Zack Snyder's "Watchmen", but he still manages to steal a few scenes. Zoe Saldana is sexy, lethal, and you're drawn to her nearly every time she's on screen. Well, Jason Patrick is downright distracting. His attempt at being an over-the-top super-villain was just painful to watch. The plot is kind of all over the place, the situations are ludicrous, and there is an absence of likable characters. The action isn't nearly explosive enough or exciting enough to be all that memorable. While the film is occasionally entertaining, it's also heavily clich├ęd. "The Losers" tries to be cooler than it really is, and it makes for a bit of a yawning affair.

  • My Ratin: 5.25/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 46% (5.2/10)
  • IMDb: 6.6/10

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