The Losers




Representing yet another broadside in Hollywood's seeming war on original material, graphic novel adaptation The Losers delivers an intermittently punchy but essentially unmemorable take on a very standard, familiar soldiers-gone-mercenary revenge tract. On a mission in the Bolivian jungle, an elite U.S. Special Forces unit, led by Clay (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), refuses an order that would result in the collateral damage death of two dozen children. Betrayed and presumed dead, the group makes plans to even the score with the higher-up who authorized the attack, a shadowy enemy from within known only as Max (Jason Patric). They receive bankrolled help from Aisha (Zoe Saldana), an enigmatic operative with her own agenda. Takedown-style vengeance ensues, against a backdrop of Max trying to get a weapon that will allow him to stage a terrorist incident and kick-start a new front in the global war on terror. For the full review, from Screen International, click here. (Warner Bros., PG-13, 97 minutes)

 

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