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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.

Director:

Sylvain White

Writers:

Peter Berg (screenplay), James Vanderbilt (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeffrey Dean Morgan ... Clay
Zoe Saldana ... Aisha (as Zoë Saldana)
Chris Evans ... Jensen
Idris Elba ... Roque
Columbus Short ... Pooch
Óscar Jaenada ... Cougar (as Oscar Jaenada)
Jason Patric ... Max
Holt McCallany ... Wade
Peter Macdissi ... Vikram
Peter Francis James ... Fadhil
Tanee McCall ... Jolene
Mark Ginther ... Goliath Guard
Daniel Kalal Daniel Kalal ... Goliath Guard
Colin Follenweider ... Goliath Guard
Garrett Warren ... Goliath Guard
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Storyline

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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Clay - Operational Control See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Losers See more »

Filming Locations:

Arecibo, Puerto Rico See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,406,348, 25 April 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$23,580,735, 20 June 2010
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Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jeremy Renner was considered for the lead role, but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. See more »

Goofs

When the team decrypt the contents of the hard drive and display the unencrypted content it can be clearly seen that it is the source code of a website and has no relation to what they are discussing. Specifically it is the HTML source of the the trial page for the MathCode library, presumably the intention was to capture the code of the actual library rather than the HTML source. See more »

Quotes

Vikram: [after his former boss had been thrown off a roof] Thank you for agreeing to meet us on a short structure.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Rep (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

The Oath
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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I give it an "F" for "Fun". Unoriginality doesn't mean it's bad.
24 April 2010 | by dvc5159See 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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