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4.0 out of 5 stars WE'RE NOT HERE TO MAKE ARRESTS, RIGHT?,
Breacher (Arnold Schwarzenegger) leads a group of DEA special ops who skim . On a big bust, they hide the money, only to discover it is missing when they go back for it. They end up in an internal investigation that gets dismissed. The group gets reinstated, but are now getting picked off one by one. Caroline (Olivia Williams) is an Atlanta City detective investigating...
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3.0 out of 5 stars A By the Numbers Arnie Action Pic
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...
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4.0 out of 5 stars WE'RE NOT HERE TO MAKE ARRESTS, RIGHT?,, 8 May 2014
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The Movie Guy "Movies from A to Z" (United States) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Sabotage [DVD] (DVD)
Breacher (Arnold Schwarzenegger) leads a group of DEA special ops who skim . On a big bust, they hide the money, only to discover it is missing when they go back for it. They end up in an internal investigation that gets dismissed. The group gets reinstated, but are now getting picked off one by one. Caroline (Olivia Williams) is an Atlanta City detective investigating the murders of this tight knit "family".

This is a "B" action/crime film. The whodunit plot I had pretty well figured out by the second kill. Our stars did not dazzle. No lines to take away. Arnold was rather dull and lifeless sitting on his rump, smoking a cigar. The film had some good action scenes, unfortunately the filler scenes didn't quite make it.

Makes for a good action rental. 3 1/2 stars

Parental Guide: F-bomb, sex, nudity (stripper + brief Olivia Williams)
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3.0 out of 5 stars A By the Numbers Arnie Action Pic, 20 Dec. 2014
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William Mason (England) - See all my reviews
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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. The movie is basically a passable action thriller, which has several scenes of violence and stunt-work (mostly in the last twenty minutes), and is watchable and occasionally very effective. What most lets it down is a somewhat lethargic pace and a distinct lack of any meaningful tension - the first fifteen minutes tick all the right boxes for an Arnie fight-fest, but the next hour or more is a slow burner, which definitely doesn't play to Arnie's strengths. The "shoot 'em up" denouement in the closing twenty minutes is too little too late to make the film a really good one.
Furthermore, the script is anodyne and haemorrhages viewer interest - neither Arnie nor his supporting cast utter a single memorable line - I was yearning for an 'I'll be back'', or 'If it bleeds, we can kill it', but no such luck. All in all, this is a 3.5 star movie, which had the potential to be an excellent one, if only the script had shown a lot more verve and wit.
I do hope that Arnie's swansong will be something like another Predator movie, and I sincerely wish that he doesn't retire from the film industry with a fairly average film like this one as his farewell gift to his fans. Given the U.S. involvement in war zones like Afghanistan and Iraq, I do wonder why Hollywood doesn't stage one of the Predator franchise in the middle of somewhere like an Afghan battle zone , i.e. a flick which plays out like a fusion of Battle For Hathida and Predator. I think that such a film could work as a seriously exciting action blockbuster - Battle For Haditha [2007] (2 Disc Special Edition) [DVD], Predator (Ultimate Edition) [Blu-ray] [1987]. That's the sort of fitting end to an amazing career which Arnie has earned over the last thirty odd years...
Thank you for taking the time to read this review.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 'BREACHER' HAS HIS OWN AGENDA', 20 Sept. 2014
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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'

Well worth a spin.
Special Features -
* Alternate Ending
* Deleted Scenes
* Making Sabotage
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Brutal, foul mouthed, violent disappointment, 14 Nov. 2014
This review is from: Sabotage (Blu-ray)
Very disappointed. Huge fan of Schwarzenegger and it has been great to see him back in action recently, but this must rank as one of his worst films. Great cast, good director, but the film appears to have been heavily edited, leaving huge chunks of the script on the cutting room floor. The 15 certificate is also a joke, the language and gore should have made this an 18. The role and the original path taken by his characture does not suit Arnold Schwarzenegger, even if by the rewritten end you can root for him slightly. Hope to see a return of form in his next film.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I generally like Arnold's films but this offering was totally devoid of ..., 25 Nov. 2014
This review is from: Sabotage [DVD] (DVD)
I generally like Arnold's films but this offering was totally devoid of humour, had a poor script (mainly comprising of F* words for the first 30 minutes) with characters that you really didn't care about. The film got slightly more interesting after the members of his DEA team started being killed off but the plot really doesn't hold up when you think about it afterwards. Arnold's worst film yet!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Is this the most stupid and cynical film of the year?, 4 Oct. 2014
This review is from: Sabotage (DVD)
There is a very interesting film to be made about the making of Sabotage: about how the writers/director/producers managed to raise the cash to fund this piece of dull nastiness: how a surprisingly talented cast, with of course the exception of lumbering Arnie, were persuaded to join the enterprise: how the "script" got "written"; how a plot that manages to be both predictable and incoherent was made up; how fight scenes that would not be out of place in a cheesy 70`s TV cop series were filmed and deemed fit for human consumption; and how the editor lost all hope of stitching together any resemblance a decent film out of hours of excruciatingly awful footage. The film makers cannot be as stupid as the film, so presumably their goal was just a cynical attempt to mine the increasingly idiotic revenge genre. What is especially annoying is that these films are so slick that they can`t even manage to creep into the category of so-bad-they`re-good. Although having said that, there is one risible episode where the first of the supposedly super-tough, super-macho Arnie gang to be killed is stuck in a Winnebago on a railway line with an express train hurtling towards him. The door is locked and he can`t get out, so he just watches panic-stricken as the train smashes him to pieces. Mmmm.......a Winnebago door..............
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I *think* it was meant to be gritty but actually watching people square up to each other and insult their mothers is actually qu, 3 Dec. 2014
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P. M. Smears "phil smears" (United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Sabotage (Blu-ray)
What on earth was that? It was just a litany of swearing and abuse masquerading as a film with next to no plot development. I *think* it was meant to be gritty but actually watching people square up to each other and insult their mothers is actually quite boring after a while. I love the way one of the woman in the team morphs into a different muscular body shape when in a fight but when talking to the team we're back to a slightly built woman - wasn't as if she had some special acting ability - they should have just used someone like gina carone.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars strong enough, 26 Aug. 2014
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sean paul mccann "mccanns23" (ireland) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Sabotage [DVD] (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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star, 27 Jan. 2015
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Reprehensible people doing reprehensible things to each other. Avoid.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars this has to be the worst movie from arnold schwarzenegger, 1 Oct. 2014
This review is from: Sabotage [DVD] (DVD)
this has to be the worst movie from arnold schwarzenegger. the acting is apalling and this film is just alot of noise and nonsense. very cheap and nasty. rubbish movie. this is no way a good movie as rated by others. do not waste your money on dvd or blu ray.
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