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Revenge-actioner and graphic novel adaptation about members of a CIA 'black' (meaning 'unacknowledged') ops team – Clay, Jensen, Roque, Pooch and Cougar – who, after being betrayed and left for dead, root out those who targeted them for assassination. They are joined by the mysterious Aisha (Zoe Saldana - Star Trek, Neytiri in Avatar), a hot CIA agent with her own agenda.
Also stars Watchmen's Jeffrey Dean Morgan and The Wire's Idris Elba.
Action, Adventure, Thriller
Rating: M contains violence & offensive language
The Losers is an old-school action film – a tough-guy, pyrotechnic extravaganza where the evil guy’s minions miss every shot and the good guys always hit. Logic and the pesky plot never get in the way of a good dust up or an explosion.
Comic book origins are proudly on display with hammy one-liners and characters that are the definition of two-dimensional. Watchmen’s Jeffery Dead Morgan, however, has the goods to carry the film and smoking Zoe Saldana (Avatar), an agent with mysterious motives, will more than please her burgeoning fan base. Jason Patric has a ball as an Evil Nemesis who clearly loves his work.
Dampening the fun is the M-rating. There’s very little gore and sex, making it fine for teens but also blunting the edges.
It’s a credit to director Sylvain White (Stomp the Yard) that, despite the thin plot, The Losers entertains to the end. The non-stop action sequences are souped up with today’s fast cuts and flashy camera work, but – like the best ‘80s actioners – they are clean, uncluttered and all hit the spot.
The Losers knows what it is and doesn’t try to be anything else. You’d have to be in the mood for this kind of thing, but if you are it delivers enough fun.
Chicago Sun-Times (Roger Ebert)
Los Angeles Times
New York Times
TV3 (Daniel Rutledge)
TVNZ (Darren Bevan)
I think this was meant for Female Action Lovers** Which i liked this Movie** I got the Humour loved the ending as it looks like a sequal coming soon. Hot Guys,Hot Chick.
Whats with all the tightass reviews?
It's a decent movie if you find Jeffrey Dean Morgan attractive
Why is this in cinemas?
With a bunch of unoriginal and self-consciously cool character names like Clay, Jensen, Roque, Pooch and Cougar, the script sounds like it was generated by a computer program. There's no clue this is meant to be a parody, which is the only thing that could save it. I'm gonna dodge this one.
This is easily the worst film I've seen in a long time. I wasn't expecting Oscars material, but I did think it might at least be funny or entertaining. It was neither. The main problem is the awful story line - gaping plot holes, jumps in logic, corny lines galore. The actors are ok (with what they've been given) and there are some cool action scenes, but they can't save it from its awfulness! Don't bother wasting your money.