The Losers

Out Now On-Demand

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.

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Action, Adventure, Thriller

100mins

Rating: M contains violence & offensive language

USA

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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)

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The movie gets the job done, and the actors show a lot of confidence in occupying that tricky middle ground between controlled satire and comic overkill. It's fun.

Hollywood Reporter

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The film never is boring, but it's never engaging, either, because its heroes hit every target in sight, while the villains, despite holstering much greater weaponry, never hit anybody. So forget about suspense.

Los Angeles Times

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There are enough clever bits, in that exploding-bodies kind of way, to inject some fun into the party. White and director of photography Scott Kevan, who collaborated on "Stomp the Yard," have some seriously inventive visuals, which at times are smash-cut fabulous.

New York Times

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About the only thing that distinguishes this iteration from those of yore is that the violence is more explicit, the edits are faster, and no one has a stogie stuck in his kisser.

TV3 (Daniel Rutledge)

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A comic book adaptation completely packed with a vast array of weaponry and acted out by a great cast – I had high hopes for this.

TVNZ (Darren Bevan)

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If you don't take the Losers too seriously, it's fairly good fun

Variety (USA)

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The Losers is the sort of pyro-heavy exercise parodied in "Tropic Thunder," and no amount of production polish can hide the hollowness beneath its junk-food high.

Lighten Up

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?

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Whats with all the tightass reviews?

It's a decent movie if you find Jeffrey Dean Morgan attractive

Greys' Anatomy forever banished

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Greys' Anatomy forever banished

OK - I'll admit 'The Losers' was a very formulaic shoot 'em up movie - but at least it was fun to watch. It was prefaced by the trailer for the new Stallone version of the A-Team/mercenaries against the world - which looks absolutely dire. How many tired has-beens can they find?

At least after Watchmen and Losers,Jeff Dean Morgan has finally shed his image as a soppy small-screen dead guy.

LOSERS!!!

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LOSERS!!!

I enjoyed the graphic original and like the actors (The bad guys made me anticipate their painful demise) but this movie may as well have been the "A-Team".

The makers clearly opted for the opportunity to make a sequel rather than making a good Losers movie.

Why is this in cinemas?

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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.

HmmmM?

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HmmmM?

half and half on this film?

Painfully bad

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Painfully bad

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.

Can anyone say, A-Team?

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Can anyone say, A-Team?

This looks and sounds so insanely familiar to the A-Team it's a little silly. That being said, this trailer looks way better than the A-Team one, especially with Zoe Saldana (hottest woman alive), so I'm definitely heading to this!