Box Office - 08/07/2010 3 stars out of 5 -- "Lundgren is quite engaging as the confused Gunner and Li is amusing and in control as Yin Yang."
Hollywood Reporter - 08/04/2010
"An effective ix of lean and over-the-top, THE EXPENDABLES is often preposterous, but it achieves the immediacy of a graphic novel without the overdone mythology."
Empire - 09/01/2010 3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t delivers a super-size portion of bone-cracking, bullet-spraying, muscle-flexing, head-exploding action..."
Los Angeles Times - 08/13/2010 3 stars out of 5 -- "[O]ld-fashioned nonstop mayhem....[I]ts brisk action and bracing explosions take place not in the real world but on a mythical South American island named Vilena."
Entertainment Weekly - 08/20/2010
"[R]ousingly explosive....As for Stallone, he grimace purposefully in his El Greco beard, and he keeps the body count coming so that it sates you like a junk-food craving fulfilled." -- Grade: B
A.V. Club - 09/12/2010
"THE EXPENDABLES perfectly captures the ultra-manly, grimly, dimly lit, explosion-heavy, gleefully over-the-top aesthetic of a mid-'80s Cannon film like Stallone's own COBRA." -- Grade: B
Uncut - 08/20/2010
"[T]here is fun to be had here. The action sequences are terrific, the violence excessive. The guiltiest of guilty pleasures, then."
Premiere - 11/22/2010
"[I]t's a lot of goofy testosterone fueled fun..."
Action fans will salivate over the power-packed cast of this film from actor-director Sylvester Stallone. The RAMBO star also takes a role in front of the camera , as do Jet Li and Jason Statham. THE EXPENDABLES' plot centers on a group of mercenaries who are hired to get rid of a South American dictator.