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44 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Perfect Action Film!!!
I saw this a few hours ago with a friend, and personally, I thought it was awesome! It was literally filled to the brim with action, comedy, and special effects. Clay, Roque, Jensen, Pooch, and Cougar are part of an elite United States Special Forces team that are on assignment in Bolivia. When they are betrayed by an enemy named Max, they become fugitives and are...
Published on April 28, 2010 by Pumpkin Man

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58 of 70 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Losers is a winner
On the surface, it's just another action movie. Stuff blows up, people get shot, the bad guy is trying to destroy the world and the good guys are trying to stop him. It's the perfect popcorn movie.

But take a closer look at The Losers and you'll start to see that there's more than just mindless entertainment going on here. It's not trying to deliver a message,...
Published on July 4, 2010 by John Black


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44 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Perfect Action Film!!!, April 28, 2010
This review is from: The Losers (DVD)
I saw this a few hours ago with a friend, and personally, I thought it was awesome! It was literally filled to the brim with action, comedy, and special effects. Clay, Roque, Jensen, Pooch, and Cougar are part of an elite United States Special Forces team that are on assignment in Bolivia. When they are betrayed by an enemy named Max, they become fugitives and are believed to be dead. They are forced to team up with a mysterious woman named Aisha who may be able to help them find Max. I understand this movie is based on a comic book by Vertigo, but I never read any, so I couldn't compare it. My favorite character was Chris Evans as Jensen, because he had all the hilarious lines. Another thing, was that this film reminds me a lot of 'The A-Team' If you love action, I highly recommend THE LOSERS!!!
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58 of 70 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Losers is a winner, July 4, 2010
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This review is from: The Losers [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
On the surface, it's just another action movie. Stuff blows up, people get shot, the bad guy is trying to destroy the world and the good guys are trying to stop him. It's the perfect popcorn movie.

But take a closer look at The Losers and you'll start to see that there's more than just mindless entertainment going on here. It's not trying to deliver a message, thank god, and it's not an action movie with pretentions of being great art. But it's smart, well written and well acted, and that separates it from the last 10 action movies you paid good money to sit in the dark and stare at.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Terrifically Entertaining Cast of Actors!, August 22, 2011
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THE LOSERS is anything but. Created to appear like a comic book in motion, writers peter Berg, James Vanderbuilt and Andy Diggle have come up with a script that has defined some strong, unforgettable characters, outlined an all over the place story line, and managed to polish it all off with just the right amount of parody, humor, steamy scenes, and silly dialogue that makes the movie work. It is a film highly dependent of pyrotechnics and special effects, but these also are pulled off in such a way that they, too, are entertaining an even set the audience to cheering.

The story comes across as a bit jumbled due to the many sites where the action takes place, but essentially it is the tale of a group of five men (CIA operatives) who in an attempt to save some children in a fated helicopter escape from a disaster in Bolivia instead are assumed dead when the report of the exploded helicopter reaches the US. The five men toss their dog tags into the flaming ruins of the helicopter and thus become lost to the world. The team is a talented and well trained unit and each of the members has a special identity and gift: Clay (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) is the leader (and womanizer), Roque (Idris Alba) is the brains, Jensen (Chris Evans) is the wildly funny guy, Pooch (Columbus Short) is the sensitive guy, and Cougar (Óscar Jaenada) is the sniper with the ever present hat. The team (the Losers) becomes the target of a betrayal in dealing with one Max (Jason Patric) who is preparing the bomb to end all bombs. Out of nowhere comes the mysterious Aisha (Zoe Saldana) who works her way into the group via Clay's attraction to her beauty. But Aisha has her own agenda and the team joins her in uncovering and hopefully destroying the lethal Max who is planning global warfare. There are unexpected twists in the plot and internal challenges to the team's structure, but it all comes round in the end.

Yes, this is yet another noisy action film with classy acting from not only the stars but from everyone in the large cast. It is a hoot of an action thriller and hopefully this cast will be reassembled for a Part II in the future. Grady Harp, August 11
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, mindless fun, March 19, 2011
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People who don't like this film say that the movie has plot holes or that it's simple. That's sort of the point. It's a good, old-fashioned action film. It has good looking studs, hot women, cool weapons, a bad-ass villain and numerous explosions. It's meant to be a ride, not an Oscar-worthy, mind-bending drama. Enjoy it for what it is - fun.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The Losers Movie Review, July 27, 2010
This review is from: The Losers [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
This is a good action movie, and I was pleasantly surprised by the film when I saw it in the theaters. It keeps the core elements of the comic book series, and manages to not lose the books charm. You DON'T have to read the books to enjoy the movie, but if like the move, the books are even better.
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24 of 32 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "The Losers" wins at action, May 2, 2010
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Adapted from the short-lived Vertigo comic series, "The Losers" delivers a solid B-action-movie experience. It's got humor, `splosions, and an over-the-top bad guy played by Jason Patric. A few things holding this film back from true greatness are the over-stylized editing (it feels a bit gimmicky after a while), the fight scenes are fast and frequent but aren't that memorable, the plot seems like it was lifted from an "A-Team" episode, and there's no big name stars to pick up the slack for the less than original characters that fill the film. Jeffery Dean Morgan is the leader of The Losers, and while he did an excellent job as The Comedian in "The Watchmen," I couldn't help but wonder how much more an actor like George Clooney or Russel Crowe would bring to the part.

However, the cast has some major talent with Zoe Saldana (kicking butt and in her underwear no less) and the future Captain America, Chris Evans. I doubted Evans' ability to pull off the part of Marvel Comics' most patriotic superhero, but his performance in "The Losers" has convinced me otherwise. Overall, "The Losers" was a fun action film and hopefully they'll come back for another go-round.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Aptly named, April 29, 2011
This review is from: The Losers (DVD)
You remember the A-Team, right? They were ex-United States Army Special Forces personnel branded as war criminals for "crimes they didn't commit." The Losers is a lot like that.

Oh, there's different actors of course: the guy who looks like George Clooney (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), the guy who looks like Ryan Reynolds (Chris Evans as Jensen), the angry African-American (Idris Elba), and a motley hodgepodge of other stereotypes (the Silent Sniper, the Guy With a Family, the Tough Hot Chick). They are all good soldiers who are also good at what they do, but when a smarmy rich villain (Jason Patrick as Max) tries to eliminate them by blowing up a helicopter full of children, the team decides to disappear until the Tough Hot Chick (Zoe Saldana as Aisha) gets the old team back together again.

There are two good things about this movie. One is Saldana, who steals every scene she's in. Tough, emotionally wounded, and with a feline menace that she amply displayed in Avatar, Saldana makes everyone else look like a mumbling gorilla. The other is Evans, who's miscast as geeky awkward type - he's too good-looking to be convincingly geeky and too quick-witted to be believably awkward, but he nails every scene. If the movie was just about these two The Losers would be winners.

But it's not. Instead, we get a curiously overinvolved villain who shoots his minions when they make a mistake (yawn), a chief henchman who has little to do, a tone that veers from awful (kids blown to bits by a missile) to cheeky (Jensen hilariously fails to infiltrate the villain's corporate office) to unbelievable (THE SPOILERS: who knew sniping a motorcycle could cause it to fly over the head of the hero and smash into an oncoming airplane?). The Losers wants comic-book violence and sensibilities but frequently veers into R-rated territory.

The Losers also has grand ambitions of being the beginning of a franchise, so it wraps up exactly nothing: not the villain, not our heroes' plight, and certainly not anything we care about. Dead children are unavenged, improbable weapons of mass destruction don't go off, and our compensation is seeing Max robbed on a bus. It's a sad state of the action movie industry when the best we can hope for is that the rich villain takes public transportation.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "Don't start none. . .won't be none.", May 7, 2012
This review is from: The Losers (DVD)
THE LOSERS is one whale of a fun flick. When a group of CIA black ops specialists get betrayed and then are presumed dead by the American government, it's time to kick some serious bad guy arse. And the villain is Max (Jason Patric is a hoot), a maniac who will stop at nothing to sell a new doomsday weapon to the highest bidder. The specialists pair up with a mercenary named Aisha (Zoe Saldana is worth a couple of wolf howls), whose motives for stopping Max aren't quite clear, and the group hatches its plot and goes into nonstop action. Of course the action is over the top and approaches cartoon proportions, but again, it's so much fun. When shoot-'em-ups really let the lead fly it's cinematic bliss for this immature hombre.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chris Evans (who is another memorable character), Idris Elba, Columbus Short, and Oscar Jaenada play the wronged CIA specialists attempting to restore their reputations and even the score; this group has terrific chemistry and the locker room interactions are worth chuckles galore. Yes, THE LOSERS is predictable and occasionally lame, but it's well done and the plot moves and the action is pedal-to-the-metal furious. And the ending is entirely open, meaning a Losers II might be coming to a theater near you. I'm game.
--D. Mikels, Esq.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining and unabashedly fun, November 17, 2011
This review is from: The Losers (DVD)
Does this smack a little of The A Team? Yes, but only in the most cursory fashion. The action starts out early and you get a sense of who these guys are and what makes them tick early on in the movie so you know what's going to be driving the story line.

It's a winning mix of revenge, justice and just settling scores with a guy who's definitely gone around the bend and lost sight of reality in his rear view.

After their group is sent in to take out a seriously bad dude, they try to abort the mission because the guy has a host of little kids in his house, using them to sell drugs for him and knowing that the little ones will be killed, they try to stop it but there's this guy on the line and he isn't part of the team or anyone they recognize.

The guys manage to rescue the two dozen kids from the house before it's hit with an air strike, but the crazy guy on the radio has other plans and he ends up taking down the helicopter the team is supposed to be evacuating in, but The Losers aren't on board and they are now officially dead.

Now comes the time for payback and settling the score and the team does what it does best, gather intel and hunt down their target. Along the way they acquire an ally and a traitor until the final confrontation when they action sequences are phenomenal and the outcome is particularly rewarding.

Now I won't give away the ending, but they clearly have the intentions and have laid the groundwork for a sequel, which is great news because this movie was a whole lot of entertainment packed into an hour and a half.

I will suggest that you keep watching the movie as the credits roll at the end, because you'll find yourself getting some additional scenes that you might miss otherwise.

This is a full bucket of popcorn, a box of Milk Duds and the 2 liters of soda movie that keeps you watching the action from start to finish, and it makes you wonder how the stunt guys survived filming!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Losers, November 7, 2011
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Action all the way. I would love to see a sequel with this bunch of actors. They are not a bunch of losers, but are a big hit with me.
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