David Ayer (2013)

15 Certificate


Our Score
A renegade squad of drug enforcement agents led by Arnold Schwarzenegger find themselves in bloody battle with the cartel they were tasked to bring down in this convoluted, gory shoot-'em-up. As double-crosses and duplicity come to light, members of Arnie's team are targeted one by one, each killing more grisly than the next. Director and co-writer David Ayer blurs the lines between goodies and baddies, but whereas his script for the Oscar-winning Training Day asked weighty moral questions, the focus here is firmly on blood splatter and broken bones. Schwarzenegger's undemanding style of acting continues to do exactly what it says on the tin, but rarely has he been surrounded by so many flimsy stereotypes, with only Olivia Williams's sharp-tongued investigator making any lasting impression in the by-the-book ensemble cast.


The members of an elite Drug Enforcement Administration team secretly keep the millions of dollars they find during the raid. When they are killed off one by one, the leader becomes convinced one of his men is getting rid of the others to keep all the money, and sets out to expose the murderer. Action thriller, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sam Worthington.

Cast & Crew

John "Breacher" Wharton Arnold Schwarzenegger
James "Monster" Murray Sam Worthington
Caroline Brentwood Olivia Williams
Julius "Sugar" Edmonds Terrence Howard
Joe "Grinder" Phillips Joe Manganiello
Jackson Harold Perrineau
Floyd Demel Martin Donovan (2)
Tom "Pyro" Roberts Max Martini
Eddie "Neck" Jordan Josh Holloway
Lizzy Murray Mireille Enos
Bryce "Tripod" McNeely Kevin Vance
Director David Ayer
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Lionsgate UKGuidance: Violence, swearing, drug abuse, nudity. Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 2 May 2014