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4.0 out of 5 stars "That was my hit him in the face nod, not my throw him off the damn building nod!"
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...
Published on 24 April 2012 by Trevor Willsmer

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3.0 out of 5 stars A harmless, happy-go-lucky action movie
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.

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Published on 17 May 2010 by J. Morris


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4.0 out of 5 stars "That was my hit him in the face nod, not my throw him off the damn building nod!", 24 April 2012
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Trevor Willsmer (London, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Losers [Blu-ray] (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. Usually a flat one-note actor who manages to outstay his welcome before his first scene is half over, here his dryly sardonic eco-friendly master villain is a genuine delight, his absurdly underplayed scenes with sidekick Holt McCallany pitch perfect ("That was my hit him in the face nod, not my throw him off the damn building nod!"). At times the film does favor banter over action, but there's enough of both to go round and it's hard to complain when one of the villains gets one of the more spectacular exits in recent years. Ultimately it's nothing more than an entertaining action movie with a sense of humor, but when it's done this well that's more than enough.

Optimum's Bluray offers a good 2.40:1 widescreen transfer and a decent array of extras - audio commentary by comicbook writers Andy Diggle and Jock, a deleted scene, five featurettes and trailer.
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A harmless, happy-go-lucky action movie, 17 May 2010
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J. Morris "Josh" (London) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Losers [DVD] (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!!). Max turns out to be a cardboard cut-out bad guy and the dialogue and motivation have all been done a 100 times before, nonetheless he is played flawlessly by Jason Patric (In The Valley Of Elah) and deserves some merit.

In conclusion, The Losers is full of funny moments, great action sequences, good acting and memorable scenes. Whilst it brings nothing new to the table it is a solid action film and will keep you smiling and laughing the whole way through. Recommended for an easy afternoon watch!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT ACTION FILM,, 8 Oct 2013
This review is from: The Losers [DVD] (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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great fun. Chris Evans is fantastic, 22 Aug 2014
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This looks at first like a boring, bland action film, and in some respects it is. But it's self-aware, moving and funny.

The premise is that a group of American agents are set up by the faceless figure known only as Max, and the film opens with a truly disturbing scene that might put you off the rest of the film. Don't let it, though, because you'd be missing out on a real treat.
The Losers knows what it is, and it knows how to avoid action movie clichés, in part by mocking them and in part by being an actually engaging movie. It has the typical setup for an action movie, but its execution is tremendous.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan is great as the team's leader, Zoe Saldana is a strong character as the vengeful mercenary aid, but the real show-stealer here is Chris Evans (now known for being Captain America). He is brilliant in every sense of the word - he's hilarious, he's strong and he just seems to be having a great time, which is something that gets reflected in the viewer. One particular sequence is one of the most pleasant, enjoyable, fun scenes from any action movie.

All in all, a good action romp that's more than what you think it is.
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4.0 out of 5 stars "..COOL CAST!!!...GREAT FUN..", 29 April 2012
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S. Drury "SDX-800" (U.K) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Losers [Blu-ray] (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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars losers, 13 May 2014
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this film does not lose, it just is overlooked. a great bit of action with some comedy thrown in but as something to watch this does not dissapoint
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great film, 19 Dec 2013
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Great film well worth the purchase and would recommend it to anyone that has interest in this genre of film
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5.0 out of 5 stars great action film, 7 Oct 2013
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why this wasnt a bigger i dont know, great performance and chemistry between jeffery dean morgan and zoe salanda in it and loved the comic turn by chris pine.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent film, 1 Oct 2013
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As stated, in my opinion an excellent film, just let it wash over you and enjoy a good action movie....
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Winning Formula, 5 Jun 2013
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Saw this on 5* recently & thought it so good I bought the DVD - a snip at £3 here on Amazon.
Great comic-book style action & humour & a well chosen cast made this an enjoyable ride, in the style
of The A Team, but better (my opinion)
Recommended to fans of that genre :)
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