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MOVIE REVIEWS: “THE A-TEAM”

June 11, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

The A-Team doesn’t get a single A from any of the leading critics. In fact, it gets an F from a lot of them. It’s “an incomprehensible mess,” writes Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times. In the New York Times, Manohla Dargis calls the plot of the movie “a leftover stew of action-flick ingredients.” Lou Lumenick in the New York Post starts off his review this way: “It couldn’t have been easy making a movie with less plot, character development and dramatic credibility than an episode of a campy ’80s TV series. This feat is somehow managed by Joe Carnahan’s overlong, overblown and utterly forgettable big-screen reboot of The A-Team.” Likewise Kenneth Turan comments in the Los Angeles Times: “Overly long, over-complicated and overflowing with what sounds like billions of bullets and beaucoup broken glass, this film version of the hit 1980s TV series about soldiers of fortune is an underwhelming experience.” Several critics, however, turn that complaint on its head. For example, Roger Moore observes in the Orlando Sentinel: “Over-written, over-edited and over the top, this Frat Boys Go to War action comedy is an affectionate retooling of the bombastic ’80s TV action series.”

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