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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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Sylvain White

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Peter Berg (screenplay), James Vanderbilt (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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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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Anyone Else Would Be Dead By Now. 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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Jeffrey Dean Morgan's second big screen comic book adaptation. His others are Watchmen (2009), Jonah Hex (2010), and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016). See more »

Goofs

The scene where they steal the armored truck shows a device being shot onto the door to keep it shut. The arms of this device are made of aluminum or another type of silver metal. Later before they open the truck it is shown in the background and the arms appear to be pink or white in color. A few moments later when they pull the device off it looks normal again. See more »

Quotes

Cougar: Never touch the hat!
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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

References The Matrix (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet Misery
Written by Amel Larrieux & Laru Larrieux
Performed by Amel Larrieux
Courtesy of Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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About right
24 April 2010 | by Samiam3See all my reviews

Though slightly juvenile for an action film, (hence the PG-13 rating) The Losers has wit, and that counts for something. The clichés are all there; the distraught hero, the girl with the gun, the dapper villain eager to get his hands on nuclear weapons, the geeky tech nerd, the bad-guy cops. The Losers frequently plays all this for laughs, it has a great sense of humour without which the film would be epically cheesy. There are some familiar faces in the cast, along with some new ones, and everyone seems to be having a good time, which helps us to have a good time.

If I had to guess, I'd say it'd be Zoe Saldana which the studio values most for selling the product, which is kind of degrading. She may well be on the road to the Typecast city, until James Cameron gets Avatar 2 going. At least she can do her own stunts, something Megan Fox is probably incapable of. The best performance in the movie though is turned in by Jason Patric oddly enough, whose take on the clichéd super villain ready to wreak havoc with the push of a button, is perfect. There is no way anyone could take such a character seriously no why not goof it up a bit. The year is young but this guy is the Col. Hans Landa of 2010. Sometimes, the Losers doesn't work so good. At times it is just a little too unbelievable, especially the interplay between Saldana and Morgan, which is just gratuitous.

So for an early blockbuster, The Losers delivers about what you'd expect. Though there is nothing super special about it, the movie has some tricks up its sleeve which might be worth checking out.


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Language:

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Release Date:

23 April 2010 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Arecibo, Puerto Rico See more »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,406,348, 25 April 2010

Gross USA:

$23,591,432

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,397,654
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