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Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as the commander of a DEA task force in this action thriller from director David Ayer. A close-knit group of DEA agents, led by John 'Breacher' Wharton (Schwarzenegger), raids a drug cartel safe house which results in the arrest of a major crime lord and the discovery of a large stash of money. When ten million dollars of the cash disappears the task force falls under suspicion and John realises one of his agents might be responsible. The cartel begin to kill off the team one by one and the situation becomes even more tense when John's family are kidnapped. Can he bring down the cartel and save his family? The cast also includes Sam Worthington, Olivia Williams, Mireille Enos, Josh Holloway and Joe Manganiello.

Starring:
Terrence Howard, Arnold Schwarzenegger
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Sabotage

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  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 49 minutes
Starring Terrence Howard, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington
Director David Ayer
Genres Drama
Studio Elevation Sales
Rental release 15 September 2014
Main languages English
Hearing impaired subtitles English
Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 49 minutes
Starring Terrence Howard, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington
Director David Ayer
Genres Drama
Studio Elevation Sales
Rental release 15 September 2014
Main languages English
Hearing impaired subtitles English

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jules TOP 500 REVIEWER on 28 Sep 2014
Format: DVD
John 'Breacher' Wharton (Schwarzenegger) is a legendary drug enforcement agent whose elite team, with equally snappy nicknames, Monster (Worthington) , Lizzy (Enos), Grinder (Manganiello), Sugar (Howard) & Pyro (Martini) et al. Find themselves being brutally picked off one by one after stealing $10 million in Cartel drug money during an official job. However the money went missing, is it the Cartel seeking revenge or one of the team ?!

Underneath Sabotage's ultra realistic graphic gun play & Se7en style crime scenes offered up by Director David Ayer (Training Day) , is a surprisingly underwhelming investment of 109 minutes from the pen of Ayer & Skip Woods (A Good Day to Die Hard). The exciting 15 minute opening on the job heist leads into a slower burning whodunit crime drama by the 30 minute mark, with gruesome crime scenes & autopsies to follow. As things alternate & overlap between Breacher's crumbling team & Federal Homicide investigator Caroline Brentwood's (Williams) investigation. It string's you a long well enough, getting over the US governments mind boggling ability to piece together the ash of money to know how much was missing, Wharton's turnstyle front door with a nice duck pattern on the glass & a brief romance between Arnie & Williams as things sag in the middle portion of the film until it's peppered up with some out of left field clues to push it to it's gun toting conclusion of back to back shoot outs. The DEA team were an unlikable bunch of arrogant thugs, which doesn't help adhere concern to their fates & thus no surprise the final unveiling was emotionally bereft.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By rbmusicman TOP 100 REVIEWER on 20 Sep 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Enforcement Officer 'John 'Breacher' Wharton' (Arnie) leads a 'DEA' unit on a bust of a high profile Drug Cartels
heavily guarded 'Safe' house.
The team during the OP' try to take a cut of the pallet of money stashed within the property, however when they
come to collect, it appears that they have been double-crossed.
The OP' itself seemed to have been successful in closing the cartels operation down, however, there is a matter
of Ten Million Dollars that has gone missing.
The Team are closed down while an investigation is conducted by the agency, however after six months of drawing
a blank, the team are reinstated.
Members of the team start dying, violently, trust between the once close unit begins to fragment, they begin to suspect
each other, could it be that the cartel are after them ?
Meanwhile the police are conducting an investigation into the deaths of the team members led by 'Caroline' a Sergeant,
she finds the remaining members of the team uncooperative, however she needs to find out what is going on.
The big questions that remain unanswered include,
Who's got the money ?
Who's doing the killing ?
It seems that 'John' needs to resolve the issues his way, will the Sergeant allow him the space to do so ?
There are many good and often graphic action sequences along the way, as the film reaches it's conclusions a
decent chase and gun-fight sequence and finally leading to the films bloody conclusion.
The film should content the many 'Arnie' fans.
Also among the cast - 'Sam Worthington' 'Terrence Howard' 'Kevin Vance' 'Olivia Williams' and 'Joe Manganiello'
(Fellow reviewer 'Timelord' brought this one to my attention)
Well worth a spin.
Special Features -
* Alternate Ending
* Deleted Scenes
* Making Sabotage
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By sean paul mccann VINE VOICE on 26 Aug 2014
Format: DVD
i liked this, it isnt brilliant perhaps but its good,borderline very good in fact. The violence is big and bold and bloody and thats what made arnie. so were expendables is lacking that , this will give you what you want, provided that is what you want. There is a half decent plot also and while arnie never really excels he is always watchable and the undercast do their bit well enough for me. I would recommend this to those who like silly enough films with some nice carnage akin to some of arnies 80s films.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By William Mason TOP 500 REVIEWER on 20 Dec 2014
Format: Blu-ray
The redoubtable Arnie (who's clearly still spending a lot of his time pumping iron), plays John "Breacher" Wharton, a D.E.A. investigating officer with a formidable reputation.
He heads a team of similarly intimidating and fierce looking D.E.A. officers - if you recollect Arnie's team of crack Special Forces soldiers in Predator, you'll get the picture. Sam Worthington plays one of the crew of officers - he sports a somewhat naff goatee beard bedecked with jewellery, which makes him look like a hipster who's trying really much too hard to be cool, and is a completely ill-fitting look for his character in the film.
The D.E.A. team go on a mission to retrieve hundreds of millions of dollars from the Rio Scarza drug cartel. The task is carried out with S.A.S. type clinical efficiency and with maximum prejudice to the bad guys. However, during the drugs bust ten million dollars suddenly goes missing.
Arnie and his team of badge-wielding bad asses fall under suspicion and get suspended by the D.E.A. The F.B.I. investigates and Arnie's crew starting dying one by one, in bizarre and particularly gruesome fashion. The team of agents start to lose trust in their buddies, and try to figure out which members of the criminal fraternity are most likely to be responsible for the atrocities. The middle third of the film basically plays out like a reasonably accomplished 'whodunnit'.
Arnie, even as a gentleman of advancing years, still has the required muscularity and physical prescence to carry off the role of a hard as nails tough guy. His D.E.A. team look suitably gimlet-eyed and fearless, though not quite in the same league as the hard nut troops in Predator.
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