The A-Team


Action / Adventure / Comedy / Crime / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 47%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 66%
IMDb Rating 6.8 10 230001


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Liam Neeson as Hannibal
Jessica Biel as Charissa Sosa
Patrick Wilson as Lynch
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801.35 MB
23.976 fps
1hr 57 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Stephen Bird 10 / 10

I love it when a plan comes together!

A world apart from the TV series in which it's based, nevertheless "The A-Team" is an exciting film that keeps you hooked from the very beginning.

Whereas the TV series has Vietnam veterans, the film differs whereby it has Iraq veterans instead, an obvious change to keep with the modern times; whereas the TV series was very much rooted in the 1980's, the film has a clear modern day feel to it, with extraordinary technology and resources being the tools of choice, rather than creating homemade weapons and gadgets like in the TV series.

Edgy and serious with a tense and gritty underlining story, whereas its predecessor was very camp and easy-going..., to watch the film you have to go into it with a clear mind and no expectations, if you expect it to be like the TV series then you'll be sorely disappointed, if you treat as though it's a film in its own right, you'll love it a Hell of a lot more.

The casting choices were a bit dazzling, as much as I love Liam Neeson I could never see him as a Hannibal Smith, how wrong I was, the guy brought an abundance of acting brilliance to the role and made the character of Hannibal his own, refusing to copy or emulate his predecessor George Peppard, he instead crafted what could only be described as an entirely new character for a new audience, genius!

The same could be said for Bradley Cooper's Face, the guy was nothing like the original, but forged a whole different character that fitted into the story perfectly.

Alas the two principal characters that I found harder to accept were BA (referred to as Bosco during this film) and Murdock; the producers had to recruit a UFC fighter to play BA, a guy with the very little acting experience, and Sharlto Copley played Murdock but for me was unconvincing in the role, surely Jim Carey would've been a much better fit?

"The A-team" is an excellent film, you just have to suspend your disbelief to get the most out of it, and try not to relate it to the TV series if you can help it.

Reviewed by stormhawk2018 1 / 10

Film blasphemy

An indigestible turkey that means the adaptation to the cinema of the famous 80's TV series, The A-Team. We are before a succession of vertiginous and bombastic action scenes impossible and crazy even for a cartoon film. See the numbers with the helicopter and the tank. Any resemblance to the series is pure coincidence. The argument is confusing and uninteresting. The end is pitiful with another exaggerated scene of action in the containers of a ship with a special effects that sing to computer by the four sides.

The actors who play the mythical team are disappointing. Irishman Liam Neeson is perhaps the one who hits the most, but he's too big for the role once played by George Peppard. Bradley Cooper, alias "Dog Face", makes too many antics, so many that he might have been better in the role of Murdock. Quinton "Rampage" Jackson looks like Mr. T, but in the film is too soft and has a ridiculous conscience problems and does not wear the necklaces of the authentic B.A. Baracus. And as for Murdock (portrayed by South African actor Sharlto Copley, who can't imitate a good American accent), say that his births do not have the grace of the genuine Murdock (Dwight Schultz) of the original series.

It is missing also the famous tune of the series that in the film shines by its absence, as well as the disguises of Hannibal or the vehicles that constructed with three drums and a pile of junk. The van hardly comes out and the Vietnam war, of course, has been replaced by the Iraq war but the film's plot has nothing to do with that of the series. The A-Team always helped those who suffered abuse from a local chief.

The translation to the big screen of this unforgettable series had to have been carried out scrupulously respecting the original series, otherwise we find ourselves with a routine action tape but bored by its exaggerated action scenes and its convoluted argument.

But the fundamental problem of this failed adaptation is that the material on which it is based is mediocre. So let's not kid ourselves, The A-Team was a great series. What happens is that nostalgia prevents us from honestly judging it. And in those years, those who saw it when we were little we settled for anything such as Knight Rider or Miami Vice seen today are quite bad and proof of it is that the film adaptation of these series have been a sonic failure. And it is that there are things that it is better not to touch them and to leave them as they are not to spoil the good memory that we had of them.

Reviewed by Eric Stevenson 6 / 10

It's fine

I admit that I feel kind of bad for not being more familiar with this show. I knew it was a cult classic but I have never watched a single episode. I'm certainly aware of the premise seeing as how it's explicitly stated in the show's lyrics. I personally found this film to be just okay, but I truly think that if I had watched the show, I would have liked it more. It seems to be darker than the original series. I'm sorry, but it's hard to see someone else do a role for Mr. T! I thought that was Shaq at first! It was instead some guy I never heard of before.

This had all the action you could want in a movie. The thing is, I wasn't that attached to these characters, so I didn't care that much. Maybe the problem is that I've been watching Shakespeare movies this month and that's a tough act to follow. Still, the acting for the most part isn't bad and for me it's just a mediocre movie. Stuff with more established characters like James Bond movies or superhero movies are a lot more my thing. I like how they do in fact get into trouble for escaping from prison at the end and how it works nicely as an origin story. Glad I knew the lines. **1/2

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