Four American soldiers who are in Iraq are sent on a mission to recover plates for printing 100 dollar bills that were used to print a billion dollars. After doing the job and returning to the base their commanding officer is killed in an explosion and the plates are stolen by another operative. They would be court martialed and sent to different prisons. 6 months later, the leader, Hannibal Smith is visited by a CIA spook who tells him he knows where the man who took the plates is and wants him and his men to recover it. So he helps him escape and he breaks out the others and they go after the plates. But after doing it, they discover that the spook might not be ok. And a military intelligence officer who was involved with one of them is pursuing them?
“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 (QuickFix)
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!