The Losers

  • 12
  • Sylvain White (2010)
  • US / Fr / Ger
  • 92 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
1 out of 5

A covert group of US special forces agents get double-crossed and left for dead in this Hollywood take on the graphic novel of the same name. There's a "men on a mission" template at work here that goes back at least as far as The Dirty Dozen, but this noisy yarn proves a painfully undistinguished affair. It's just too formulaic for its own good, from the grizzled leader (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and his tough comrade (Idris Elba from The Wire) to the wise-cracking comic relief (Chris Evans) and sleek, ruthless villain (Jason Patric, who is perplexingly pleased with himself). Avatar's Zoë Saldana is the token female interloper, providing curvaceous interest for teenage boys, as the shambling plot strings together a series of explosive set pieces rendered ineffective by mediocre digital effects. Meanwhile, director Sylvain White ruins the fight sequences with needlessly frenetic editing, leaving it all utterly uninvolving.

Plot Summary

Action adventure starring Zoë Saldana, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Chris Evans. An elite special ops unit, now presumed dead, sets out for payback against the CIA operative who ordered their termination, before he can put his plan for world domination into effect.

Cast and crew

Cast

Aisha
Zoë Saldana
Clay
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Jensen
Chris Evans
Roque
Idris Elba
Max
Jason Patric
Pooch
Columbus Short
Wade
Holt McCallany
Vikram
Peter Macdissi
Cougar
Oscar Jaenada
Jolene
Tanee McCall

Crew

Director
Sylvain White

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Optimum
Guidance: 
Violence, swearing.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 28 May 2010
Certificate 12
Categories
Drama