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Legendary action cast teams up for a violent, messy muddle.

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Adult Written byjoshua martinez August 13, 2010
The Expendables is one of the best action movies i ever seen and this movie will definitely appeal to your older teens and parents you need to know that the expendables has a lot of intense violence a lot of strong language used and some drinking, drugs, and smoking used.
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Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 11 years old January 22, 2012

This movie had good action sequences, but bad plot

This movie is not a very good movie but if you want to just sit back and watch the action go ahead. A movie for action fans.
Adult Written byD-Fresh August 26, 2010
Did the reviewer even watch the movie past the first 15 minutes? Not to spoil the movie or anything, but that is one of the key plot twists of the movie, how they decide to go against what they have done for years of being mercenaries and fight for a cause... next time try watching the movie you review. Great role model of men willing to stand up for those incapable of defending themselves
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Great messages
Teen, 15 years old Written byTheJoe.F November 7, 2011

THE EXPENDABLES=Exciting for older viewers who are familiar with the cast.

Alright, when you think of this movie, you might think;Blood,Gore,violence,stabbing and so on. But you have to know this, Stallone wrote and directed the movie so there is a meaning or sense to it. These are a group of Expendables who don't have anyone to trust but each other.They dont fit in. As they go through with their journey, they get recognized and as Sly Stallone says "They get their morallity back" Now this movie is about almost the same as other movies, good guys kill the bad guys, shooting scenes and so forth. The characters are also very bland as in there is really no more history or description of these characters, exept for Jason's character. The only way you feel comfortable with the characters is by relizing the classic muscular actors which makes this movie exciting. This movie is all about the actors doing some really intense stunts!
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Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 14 years old Written byStevie111 March 3, 2012

Very Violent Action Flick

This is a very violent movie, most killings have bloody results. Little language. The violence is the most explicit part, so teenagers should be able to handle it.
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Too much violence
Teen, 13 years old Written byfangningsheng March 4, 2011

Stupid, skip it

This movie was HORRIBLE! The acting was terrible and the plot made me cringe. The action sequences are somehow not entertaining. This film is basically an excuse to show a lot of exploding heads and stabbings. There is a lot of gore, including a guy getting ripped in half. Also, there is a scene where a woman is tortured by waterboarding. I would rate it R for strong bloody action violence throughout, language and a scene of torture.
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Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 15 years old Written byMavrah333 July 11, 2015

Watchable yet oft dull flick has good acting.

Such potential wasted. Here, an A* cast of action stars team up to take on an island of soldiers. Sounds like fun right?? Would be if we didn't have to wait nearly all of the films running time to get there. *groan* The plot is Blade Runner slow, the action, while fun, is repetitive, and while we could have had a film about the team on the mission, its largely the team driving around America complaining about their lives. The cast is excellent, and some scenes are entertaining. But the potential is just wasted in a cliché, predictable movie where everyone who you think will survive, will survive. Also that honestly boring twist X(
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Too much violence
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Teen, 15 years old Written byslasher23 February 9, 2011
lool
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Too much violence
Kid, 12 years old June 7, 2013

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HOW HAS THIS BEEN GIVEN AN OFFICIAL AGE RATING OF 18 ?!
Kid, 10 years old February 28, 2011
First of all, I've seen this film twice. The first time I watched it, I probably would've rated it a 7/10. But the second time I watched it, I got it a bit more and understood, and due to that it is an easy 10/10. The story is really good, and the action scenes are extraordinary, and the cast is just awesome. Now, you are probably thinking, 'Why did he say that there are good role models even though they just shoot people?' Well, they do shoot people, but it isn't for no reson. They shoot the bad guys who actually deserve to die, in order to save the innocent. There is a bit of violence. All the shootings and stabbings are realistic, and some of it its bloodless, and even if you you see the blood, it is normally just little squirts. There is some language, but it isn't very frequent, there are about 6 f**ks, a couple of s**ts, and some other milder language. There is no sex, but there are some sexual disscussions. The main villain is a drug dealer, and one guy is referred to a drug addict, but no one actually takes any. There is a very short scene in which there is a bag of cocaine. Overall, this is a spectacular film, with maybe some unsuitability for anybody under the age of fourteen. Thx for reading everyone :) :D Check out some of my other reviews!
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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Great role models
Kid, 11 years old August 1, 2012

Good but over the top

The movie is good but WAY to violent. Everybody is great in this movie. There is lots of violence very gruesome and bloody. Not for kids under 14
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Great role models
Too much violence
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Parent of a 11 year old Written byajsmom1999 August 20, 2010

Rambo5 with more talking and help from friends

A lot of video game playing boys are going to want to see it. It plays like an M rated game with much killing of the "bad guys". If your kids are on the mature side and can handle some blood and gore, they should be fine. The movie goes pretty fast through the blood. Language is bad at times but not excesive. Corny jokes. The usual Stallone stuff. My son really liked it.
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Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 14 years old Written byShelton W August 23, 2011

Not As Bad As You Think,But Very Graphic,And Violent Movie

Expendables,The Gory Action Film,That Has The Mind Blowing Stunts,And Awesome Techniques Made And Directed By Sylvester Stallone.It Isn't As Bad As You Think It Is.The Movie's Main Problem Is The Gory Violence,Enemies Get Blown Up,Neck Ripped,Bodies Crushed,Cracked,And Torn Apart.The Language Is Another Part But Not As Bad As Many Movies,The F-Word Is Used About 7 Times.Including D-Word,H-Word,And Others.Definetly Is R-Rated But Really So Much Action In The Film You Really Dont Pay Attention To The Language At All.Sylvester Stallone And Many Stars Including Jason Statham(From Death Race,And Transporter),Steve Austin.And Many Other Stars That Play Important Roles As Good Role Models Of Stopping A Drug Scandal.Also The Other Part In Movie Is the Drugs,Including Sylvester Stallone That Smokes Cigars In Most Of the Movie,And the Movie Is About Stopping A Cocaine Product Being Shipped Around The Globe.So Overall I Put This Action Packed Movie Allowed For 14 And Up.Not Because I'm 14 And I Put My Age And Up,But Because This Is Good Advice For Parents.Hope this Review Helped!!!
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Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 14 years old Written by8colony8 May 3, 2011
It's a decent movie, but there is strong language. People are shot, stabbed, blown up, and tortured with water. There are some parts where people get shot in half, get their limbs or head cut off, or get their neck snapped (those parts are mostly brief and bloodless.) OK if you can handle the language and violence. Oh yes, and part of the plot has to do with a drug dealer.
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Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 15 years old Written byChernovFan100 December 13, 2011

The Expendables Movie Review

Even though this movie is very good it is very violent at the same time. The group of main characters, played by Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li, Jason Statham etc, have one objective in mind. Protect the good and kill the bad. Kill 'em real good. There is lots of shooting and stabbing throughout the movie - including one part in the first scene where a mercenary gets his upper body blown off by a grenade launcher. There is also a lot of swearing throughout the movie. There is one scene in the movie in which the female character gets brutally interrogated and is tortured using water boarding. Overall, The Expendables is an excellent movie but at the same time it is a very violent and mature movie.
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Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Teen, 17 years old Written bydavyborn September 17, 2011

All-star action cast makes one very gory action thriller

There is a huge amount of grisly, brutal violence that dominates The Expendables, I very entertaining but at time almost nauseatingly gory all-star action thriller which definitely isn't for younger teens or the faint of heart for that matter. Also, there is infrequent but strong profanity including several uses of F-ck, sh-t, crap, h-ll and more. Also, there are a few crude sexual references. Still, it's a lot of fun, if a bit gruesome.
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Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 16 years old Written bytacoman123 March 4, 2012

Action thrill ride

very good movie that is non-stop action with gore and violince the positive messeges are the team are risking their lifes to save a lady
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Great messages
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 13 years old Written bystudboy24 July 3, 2013

language

Blood seems unreal. But what makes it Restricted was the water torture scene and Bruce Willis says the F bomb 10 times in five minutes
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Too much violence
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Teen, 14 years old Written byCurryMan21 August 11, 2015
It doesn't deserve the rated "R" rating, although there is some strong language in one scene, but there isn't language during the whole course of the film. If you're an action movie fan, this is for you, but the beginning scene is gory.
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Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 14 years old Written bydkasal000 January 13, 2015

OK!!!!

It was ok and the expendables 2 was the best and the expendables 3 was good and the expendables was alright it was just a little bit boring to me.
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Great messages
Too much violence
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