The Losers 2010

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(70) IMDb 6.4/10
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Members of an elite US Special Forces Unit are sent into the Bolivian jungle on a search and destroy mission but are the target of a lethal betrayal by Max. Presumed dead, they make plans to even the score. They must remain deep undercover while tracking the ruthless Max.

Starring:
Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana
Runtime:
1 hour 36 minutes

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The Losers

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Product Details

Genres Thriller, Action & Adventure
Director Sylvain White
Starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana
Supporting actors Chris Evans, Idris Elba, Columbus Short, Oscar Jaenada, Jason Patric, Tanee McCall
Studio Optimum Releasing
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Trevor Willsmer HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER on 24 April 2012
Format: Blu-ray
In a more just universe, The Losers would have done the kind of business the disappointingly shoddy Expendables did and kickstarted a series, but in this one it pretty much came and went unnoticed in the US and was a complete box-office disaster just about everywhere else. Which is a shame, because it's a terrific comicbook action movie that manages to be stylish without being incomprehensible and delivers satisfying action scenes even if it's not in the business of offering surprises. The Losers aren't superheroes but a modern-day A-Team who get set up after taking out a Bolivian druglord on his home turf and, as mercenaries for hire, try to make enough money to get back to the States, find the mysterious Max who `killed' them and deliver some payback. Not exactly rewriting the action movie playbook, it's true, but this does it with wit and panache in a globetrotting plot (well, Bolivia, Dubai and some of the lower American states) that belies its relatively low budget and makes its ensemble of hardboiled wisecracking heroes worth rooting for.

Coming off Avatar, Zoe Saldana's mystery woman who hires them got most of the geek publicity, but Jeffrey Dean Morgan, coming across as a combination of George Clooney and Robert Downey Jr., is a charismatic lead who manages to be convincingly hardboiled without being unlikeable, with Chris Evans' techno-nerd, Columbus Short's one-who-wants-to-get-back-to-his-family who ticks all the deadmeat cliché boxes, Idris Elba's constantly threatening one and Oscar Jaenada's sniper who's main characteristic is his hat rounding out the team. But the big surprise of the film is Jason Patric as the kind of guy who has so many evil plots going at the same time he can't keep track of who he's set up or killed.
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful By J. Morris TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 17 May 2010
Format: DVD
So, the eponymous 'Losers' are a unit of disavowed, left-for-dead soldiers, betrayed by their government in an effort to cover up their morally dubious actions in Bolivia. They swear to wreak havoc on the man that betrayed them, an agent known only as "Max" and they will have their revenge, even if it requires the ultimate sacrifice.

Jeffery Dean Morgan (Watchmen) plays 'Clay', the Loser's squad leader with great effect. He has a perfect combination of surly mannerisms and boyish charm to really fill the character out. Chris Evans (The Torch out of Fantastic Four) is also a notable mention, both of the guys are veterans on the comic-to-film scene and provide solid performances. The rest of the crew are decent actors and they really have some decent camaraderie on-screen building the humour.

The Losers is another one of the seemingly conveyor belt-fed graphic novel movie adaptation franchise. However, it is starting to feel like they are scraping the barrel for worthy conversions as I hadn't heard of the Losers at all before this movie, and I read comics. But don't let this dishearten you, there is not much to pick-up, no reams of back-stories; just good old fashioned action and comedy.

The story is very predictable but it doesn't take itself too seriously so you can easily sit back and ignore the plot-holes or the unnecessary locale jumping (Dubai - Miami - Delhi - Houston: all in a 5 minute sequence!!).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S. Drury on 29 April 2012
Format: Blu-ray
This is a great easy going action film, just sit back and relax and enjoy the ride! Its not as over the top as the A-team or as action packed as most action films but it still delivers the fun and thrills with its fun and simple story and perfect little cast. It has elements of other films mixed up and ideas that have been done before but with a few added original elements and twists, its certainly worth checking out and will suit most people!
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By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 8 Oct 2013
Format: DVD
The movie starts out with an elite undercover group (The Losers) operating in Bolivia. An air strike is called in to take out some drug dealers. The Losers espy children in the group being used as "mules." They attempt to call off the strike, only to be foiled on the radio by a guy named "Max." With 5 minutes left, they go in and do a rescue operation, saving the kids from the air strike. A helicopter comes down to pick them up, but can't transport both The Losers and the 25 kids so the The Losers give up their seats (Buddy Holly thanks you.) The Helicopter is shot down and all those kids are killed.

The Losers realize they were the target and they toss their dog tags into the wreckage to make it look like they died. While living "undercover" in Bolivia they meet Zoe Saldana who tells them she can get them back home if they go kill Max for her. The movie contains some minor plot twists, but it is not complicated. The characters are convincing and likable. The acting was simply great. The dialogue was original, crisp, and witty. The soundtrack was great, but why does every movie which involves spooks (CIA) and Latin America plays "Black Betty?"

Recap: Great movie. Action keeps moving. Great dialogue. Humor. Good characters. Really was nothing not to like. Zoe is hot. It is on par with Basic.
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