The Losers (2010)

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A special ops team is betrayed and left for dead by a corrupt CIA operative, so they join forces with a mysterious terrorist to avenge themselves and clear their name.

The Losers is a comic strip action film featuring the old “mercs with conscience” premise that will never win any awards for originality, but it is done with enough charm and tongue in cheek humour to make for an enjoyably mindless popcorn movie that is a pleasant enough way to wile away an hour and a half. The cast are all likeable and have decent chemistry, particularly Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s Hannibal-alike and the action sequences are suitably explosive and fun. Playing out a little like a military version of the Ocean’s films it doesn’t have the tasteless violence and testosterone of the similar The Expendables and despite some sketchy CGI and occasionally juvenile humour it actually makes a far better A-Team film than The A-Team did.

Forgettable but fun.

6.5/10

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