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The Losers (I) (2010)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  23 April 2010 (USA)
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A CIA special forces team are betrayed and left for dead by their superiors, galvanizing them to mount an offensive on the CIA.

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A tale of double cross and revenge, centered upon the members of an elite U.S. Special Forces unit sent into the Bolivian jungle on a search and destroy mission. The team-Clay, Jensen, Roque, Pooch and Cougar -find themselves the target of a lethal betrayal instigated from inside by a powerful enemy known only as Max. Presumed dead, the group makes plans to even the score when they're joined by the mysterious Aisha, a beautiful operative with her own agenda. Working together, they must remain deep undercover while tracking the heavily-guarded Max, a ruthless man bent on embroiling the world in a new high-tech global war. Written by Warner Bros. Pictures

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You Don't Give Them Orders. You Just Turn Them Loose. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense action and violence, a scene of sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£391,938 (UK) (28 May 2010)

Gross:

$23,527,955 (USA) (11 June 2010)
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Trivia

Originally Tim Story was to direct, citing influences from the war drama Black Hawk Down (2001) and the television miniseries Band of Brothers (2001): "I was looking for a film that would have edge, but I wanted to keep the tongue-and-cheek, where the characters have a little fun with each other." He was later replaced with Sylvain White. See more »

Goofs

Aisha's eyebrow piercing is switched from her left eye to her right eye during the shoot out scene with Max towards the end of the movie. See more »

Quotes

Roque: Come, on, Clay! Look around you. I mean, do you think we're in a position to actually take on some CIA super-spook?
Clay: Roque...
Roque: It's a hell of a plan. You know what? Pooch could set up over there by the taco stand, and Jensen could set up communications right there by the hookers.
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There is a scene in the closing credits: the Losers attend a soccer match for Jensen's niece. See more »

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References MacGyver (1985) See more »

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Clap for the Killers
Written by Tom Morello & Boots Riley
Performed by Street Sweeper Social Club
Courtesy of Street Sweeper Social Club
Boots Riley appears courtesy of Epitaph Records
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They certainly are The Losers if you like your story as intense as the action.
14 July 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

'Pay attention to the plot' are five words definitely not needed when watching The Losers. However: 'Let the gargantuan explosions wash over because it's a weekend' are ten words that will become apparent in the first few minutes.

Clay, Jensen, Roque, Pooch and Cougar are Special Forces unit who were sent to Bolivia end up getting deceived by the usual nutter with his usual deformity and his usual essence of mystery. From here on out it's true Michael Bay dedicated destruction with a sprinkle of wit, mainly thanks to Chris Evans (shame he couldn't have done the same for Fantastic 4) and Pooch's delivery of the line: 'Oh, this is Stupid Question Day' – you had to be there.

It has a few shockers, despite being built on predictable foundations, which won't make you likely to stop rustling through the popcorn but gives the film a fluent flow as to not make the whole experience completely monotonous. Meaning the only losers here are the ones who turn a deaf ear to the humour and a blind eye to the action because they weren't expecting an experience that is almost as mentally relaxing as Paracetamol.

To put it simply The Losers is fun. Non-stop male responsive happiness from the inception to the finale.


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