June 11th, 2010
Action / Adventure / Comedy
PG-13 (Intense sequences of action and violence throughout, language and smoking.)
20th Century Fox
$77,222,099 (USA) $99,409,746 (Foreign)
Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson
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The main four are well cast: Liam Neeson expectedly badass and authoritative as Hannibal; as Face, Bradley Cooper’s vapid pretty boy quality is for once appropriate for a part; Sharlto Copley brings his unique brand of manic energy to Murdock; and while no one can ever replace Mr. T., Quinton “Rampage” Jackson acquits himself well as B.A., even if he’s saddled with the film’s big misstep, a rather forced attempt at a character evolution arc. The expression “brainless summer blockbuster” is often used as a pejorative, but energetic and entertaining popcorn like this shows that that isn’t necessarily a bad thing.- Michael Dequina (The Movie Report)
The A-Team isn’t a good movie, but it’s a fun, mindless action extravaganza that’s made watchable thanks to an engaging cast and some exciting set pieces. And with an extended cut and near-reference presentation at its disposal, the film only gets better on Blu. If you’re an action nut, or just a fan of the old series curious about the new film, give this disc a spin. It might still disappoint as a film, but it’ll probably entertain you, too.- R. L. Shaffer (IGN DVD)
For some reason, it seems that the team-up movie is back in fashion. We saw The Losers hit cinemas earlier this year, and we can look forward to The Expendables, X-Men: First Class, The Avengers, and multiple versions of The Three Musketeers over the coming months and years. The A-Team is hardly a benchmark, but if these future projects can promise just as much fun, then hopefully this becomes the fad to finally overthrow those pesky vampires. The A-Team gets the job done. The only losers here are gravity and logic, and frankly, they’ve had it too good for too long.- Simon Miraudo (QuickFlix)Trivia & Facts
- Filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
- Amber Heard and Olga Kurylenko auditioned for the role of Lt. Sosa.
- John Singleton was the first director on board but left the film when the film went into turnaround by the studio.Movie Quotes
Capt. Charisa Sosa:They are the best, and they specialize in the ridiculous.
Flight Control Commander: Are they trying to shoot down the other drone?
Capt. Charisa Sosa:No, they’re trying to fly that tank.
Capt. Charisa Sosa: [Murdock is piloting down the runway in take-off mode. Sosa's driver turns right into his path] Stop! Stop, stop, stop!
Capt. ‘Howling Mad’ Murdock: Face, your girlfriend’s back.
Capt. Charisa Sosa: Reverse now! We gotta get out of here! Move your ass!
Capt. ‘Howling Mad’ Murdock: The C-130 versus the Mercedes Benz!
Col. John ‘Hannibal’ Smith: Knock it off Murdock!Jessica Said
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