The Losers

2010

Action / Adventure / Crime / Drama / Mystery / Thriller

143
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 49%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 54%
IMDb Rating 6.4 10 80186

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Director

Cast

Chris Evans as Jensen
Idris Elba as Roque
Zoe Saldana as Aisha
720p.BLU
453.18 MB
1280*720
English
PG-13
23.976 fps
1hr 37 min
P/S 10 / 37

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by latinfineart 1 / 10

Incredibly awful - if you like cartoons, you might like this movie

I hated this movie. I tend to dislike movies that require me to take cartoon type, leaps of faith, which this required every few minutes. It felt like they were making it specifically for 8-13 year olds. It could have been good. The cast was decent. Jeffrey Dean Morgan is always good. But, the direction was poor, the stunts were stupid, and the entire story as inane.

Where the genre-refreshing Kick-Ass' introduces you to a spunky 11 year-old superhero you can't get enough of, Zoe's Aisha feels more like a worn-out retread right out of the Hollywood action flick recycle bin. The same can be said for the rest of this tired production, from the lame-brained plot to the cheesy f/x to the sloppy stunt work to the profusion of cartoonish, one-dimensional characters. Saldana is really wasted here. As is Morgan, and Patric. And Elba? My oh my. It was the Nicolas Cage school of reading scripts. How much? OK, I will take it.

The story opens in the jungles of Bolivia where a team of U.S. Special Forces commandos led by Colonel Clay (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) are on assignment to bring a drug kingpin (Peter Francis James) to justice. The other members of the elite squad include getaway car driver/daredevil pilot Pooch (Columbus Short), ruthless, money-hungry Rogue (Idris Elba), computer hacker Jensen (Chris Evans) and sharpshooting sniper Cougar (Oscar Jaenada).

The operation goes horribly wrong when their helicopter is hit by a rocket-propelled grenade and explodes into smithereens while hovering in midair. Fortunately, instead of Clay and his unit riding inside, the chopper was filled with 25 orphans they had altruistically arranged to airlift to safety.

Realizing that they've just been betrayed by a mole inside the CIA, the quintet opts to make believe they actually did perish in the air disaster. Trusting no one, other than Aisha (Saldana), the mysterious temptress who materializes out of nowhere to seduce Clay, they proceed to track the shadowy figure (Jason Patric) they suspect was behind the attempted hit.

That trail takes the gun-toting globetrotters from Bogota to such ports of call as Miami, Puerto Rico, Houston, Mumbai and Los Angeles. The film indulges in an array of high body-count shootouts and poorly-shot pyrotechnic displays en route to the totally predictable finale.

Don't expect to see anything special in this under-budgeted homage to bad B-movies. Unfortunately, the outdated special effects employed here, like an exploding, green screen fireball everybody manages to keep one step ahead of, render the movie more laughable than suspenseful. It is a bit liking watching the movie Speed. Yes, buses can jump over rivers, if they can get enough speed before they jump. Right. Losers? Definitely.

Reviewed by french-michaelfrench 5 / 10

Entertaining but lazy. Should have been so much better

Spoilers follow

I like bangs and flashes, and the film certainly delivers those. But it also delivers big big dollops of disbelief straight to my back through a suspension running right down on its shocks. Now, I have suspended bigger amounts of disbelief if the ending deserves it, but in this film... it doesn't. Does anyone else think the plot would have been so much better as a sting rather than a traitor? Idris sitting on a big bundle shooting up the villain smells much better than the scene we got. As it was, Skippy the Tech guy died under the panicky guns of the fat security guards. The colonel said, "for Chrissake, I'm old enough to be your father, get out". Someone other than the black dude got shot. Silly hat sniper chap went into modelling and made a mint without shooting anyone. All these suggestions come free and would have given the film greater depth.

Reviewed by wayward_philosopher 7 / 10

Makes up in laughs what it lacks in originality

I don't understand the hate for this movie. Sure, it's not the most original, but few action flicks are these days. But at least from this one you get some pretty great laughs, solid acting with a couple of stand out performances, and an all around fun ride. For me, performances not to be missed include Idris Elba as the intense, skeptical, yet practical second-in-command, pre-Captain America Chris Evans as the utterly obnoxious, yet hilarious motor mouth tech guy (the scene where he goes in under cover as a Journey belting bike messenger is my favorite), and Jason Patric as the possibly insane, unnervingly cheery, bad guy. Columbus Short as Pooch definitely deserves honorable mention. And Zoë Saldana never disappoints.

With that said, yes, there are things that don't work for me, like the gratuitous and cliché romance between Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Zoë Saldana. And at times, sure, it is definitely a little too over the top ridiculous, but I think this is by design, and I challenge you to find a contemporary action flick, especially one based on a comic book, that is not. To me, the A-team movie was so much worse on that score.

Still, this movie deserves a watch, especially if you're a fan of action flicks. Provided you don't try to take the movie more seriously than it takes itself, you won't be disappointed!

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