Film #353: THE LOSERS
3 out of 5 stars
A thoroughly predictable script gets a stylish make-over in Sylvain (STOMP THE YARD) White’s A TEAM knock-off. The acting is universally solid, the characters likeable, and the direction is both assured and utterly kinetic. Keep in mind going in though… this is not ROOM WITH A VIEW. This is a fun, beer drinking, laugh with your friends, borderline ridiculous actioner that pushes believability to its furthest extremes. The film moves at a brisk clip and the action is well choreographed. The only real weak link in the whole thing is Jason Patric (LOST BOYS, RUSH) who portrays his character way too broadly and makes a fun comic book movie into ham-fisted caricature. Don’t think too hard, crack a brew, and let this one wash over you. Visually interesting even if the plot is something you’ve no doubt seen before. Way better than THE A TEAM.