Expendables, The

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Brief Synopsis: "Barney Ross leads a band of highly skilled mercenaries including knife enthusiast Lee Christmas, a martial arts expert, heavy weapons specialist, demolitionist, and a loose-cannon sniper. When the group is commissioned by the mysterious Mr. Church to assassinate the dictator of a small South American island, Barney and Lee visit the remote locale to scout out their opposition and discover the true nature of the conflict engulfing the city."

Overall Ranking: 2358 (Rank from 2010: # 86)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 0%
Regular 40%
Half-Popped 40%
Stale 20%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Chris Turner75Comedy: 3
Sex Appeal: 1
Scary: 0
Dan O'Neill70 - The Expendables, may have a bad plot, and problems with its script, but it does provide plenty of the action it promised, and the cast still does provide plenty of fun for everybody.
(full review)
Comedy: 5
Sex Appeal: 3
Scary: 1
Rewatch: 6
Rob from GuysFilmQuest70Comedy: 3
Sex Appeal: 0
Scary: 3
Rewatch: 5
Movie Evangelist70(full review)
Gorgon Reviews61(full review)
Lisa Marie Bowman60 - The Expendables is a fun movie and sometimes, that is more than enough.
(full review)
Patrick Devitt50
Dave Examines Movies45(full review)
David Baruffi34
Bryan Lienesch30 - Painfully cheesy.
Comedy: 7
Sex Appeal: 4
Scary: 1
Rewatch: 1

People Involved

  • Sylvester Stallone (Barney Ross)
  • Jason Statham (Lee Christmas)
  • Dolph Lundgren (Gunnar Jensen)
  • Eric Roberts (Monroe)
  • Randy Couture (Toll Road)
  • Steve Austin (Dan Paine)
  • David Zayas (General Garza)
  • Giselle ItiĆ© (Sandra)
  • Terry Crews (Hale Caesar)
  • Mickey Rourke (Tool)
  • Bruce Willis (Mr. Church)
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger (Trench)
  • Charisma Carpenter (Lacy)
  • Amin Joseph (Pirate Leader)
  • Senyo Amoaku (Tall Pirate Leader)
  • Hank Amos (Paul)
  • Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (Garzas Bodyguard #1)
  • Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (Garzas Bodyguard #2)
  • Sassa Nacimento (Vilena Customs Agent)
  • R.A. Rondell (Gunners Goon)
  • Tze Yep (Gagged Hostage)
  • Gary Daniels (The Brit)
  • Jet Li (Yin Yang)
  • Sylvester Stallone (Director)

  • Other Movies in the Series

  • Expendables 2, The
  • Expendables 3, The