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The Losers (2010)

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

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23 April 2010 (USA)  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$9,406,348 (USA) (23 April 2010)

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

Idris Elba and Zoe Saldana would go on to star together in Takers (2010) four months later. See more »

Goofs

The helicopter The Losers hijack prior to the attempt to abduct Max is an "Aérospatiale AS 332". The helicopter is wearing US military insignia, however the US does not employ this type of helicopter. See more »

Quotes

Clay: What do you have on her?
Jensen: Besides a pant-bustin' crush? Her Company file is blank. CIA has a standing kill order on her, as does Hamas, Sinn Fein... pretty much everyone with the exception of PETA wants this chick am-scrayed.
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Part of the closing credits are seen in a montage of "The Losers" artist Jock's artwork (some original, some from the source comic). See more »

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References The Matrix (1999) See more »

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Bilongo
Written by Guillermo Rodriguez Fife
Performed by Papi Brandao & Sus Ejecutivos
Courtesy of Soundway Records Ltd.
By arrangement with Soundway Records Ltd.
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I give it an "F" for "Fun". Unoriginality doesn't mean it's bad.
24 April 2010 | by (Penang, Malaysia / Chicago, USA) – See all my reviews

Well I don't know much to like about this movie. But at the same time there's nothing to hate here. Not even some stilted dialogue or the watered-down violence. The film moves in an almost self-parodying way, as if it was aware that it was what it was, a slick, glossy, action- packed, and fun thrill ride from start to finish.

The film is based on a comic book, and the story seems to prepare us for the upcoming "The A-Team" adaptation (which I'm looking forward to). It's filled with guns, girls, cars, explosions, fists, legs, knives, motorcycles, in fact almost anything but the kitchen sink. The actors seem to be having fun in their roles as the chemistry between the six leads show, but Jason Patric looks like he's having a terrific time, chewing every scene he's in and giving us what may be the funniest (although sometimes annoying) villain in years.

The film has it's action packed moments and plenty of laugh-out loud moments, but that's about what you can expect from a movie like this. Don't expect anything like "Shutter Island" or "Slumdog Millionaire" and you'll do just fine. Having said that, director Sylvain White keeps the pace tight and frenetic, and you can see some of his camera movements are similar to his previous film "Stomp The Yard", also starring Columbus Short.

So in short it's a time waster, but a not bad one. Sure it may be watered down for teens, but at heart it is what it is, big, loud, goofy, hilarious fun.

Overall rating: A solid 6/10.


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