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67% Tomatometer 135 Reviews 67% Audience Score 250,000+ Ratings Mercenary leader Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Lee Christmas (Jason Statham) and the rest of the Expendables team reunite when Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) hires them for a seemingly easy job. But things go terribly wrong, compelling the mercenaries to seek revenge for a comrade's murder. With the odds against them, Barney and his team are hell-bent on payback and cut a path of destruction through opposing forces, only to encounter an unexpected threat: six pounds of weapons-grade plutonium. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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Taut, violent, and suitably self-deprecating, The Expendables 2 gives classic action fans everything they can reasonably expect from a star-studded shoot-'em-up -- for better and for worse.

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The Expendables 2 | Rotten Tomatoes (1) Paul Byrnes Sydney Morning Herald The film thunders through its paces, under the energetic direction of Simon West. Rated: 3/5 Aug 30, 2012 Full Review The Expendables 2 | Rotten Tomatoes (2) Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle Why make a new mediocrity when the old ones are still so much more fun to watch? Rated: 2/5 Aug 24, 2012 Full Review The Expendables 2 | Rotten Tomatoes (3) Nell Minow Beliefnet The over-the-hill gang engages in various shoot-outs punctuated by lame wisecracks that refer to their iconic roles. Guess whether someone says, "I'll be back." Rated: B- Aug 23, 2012 Full Review The Expendables 2 | Rotten Tomatoes (4) Matt Brunson Film Frenzy I won’t ruin the Chuck Norris “fact” used in the film, but it provides one of the few genuine laughs, and it’s certainly better than the forced wisecracks from Stallone, Willis, and Schwarzenegger. Rated: 2/4 Sep 27, 2023 Full Review The Expendables 2 | Rotten Tomatoes (5) Sean Axmaker Stream on Demand Think of it as a B-movie triple feature edited into a single movie, all firepower and mayhem with nostalgia and tough-guy quips stirred through. Apr 8, 2023 Full Review The Expendables 2 | Rotten Tomatoes (6) Brian Eggert Deep Focus Review Van Damme's villain, silly as his character may be, makes this movie more watchable than it has any right to be. Rated: 2.5/4 Oct 3, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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Michael K Watched 5/17/2024. Rated 3.5/5 Stars • Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 05/17/24 Full Review Nick W 80's action again, now with Arnie ... Easy ... Like it 🏴‍☠️🤘 Rated 4/5 Stars • Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/04/24 Full Review Timur h One of my favorite Expendables movie Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/17/24 Full Review Gorptholemew T 🍅 8.0/10An amazing opening that feels like the adrenaline you get from playing a video game. bro when f ing Chuck Norris showed up, I just lost it best cameo ever. and the climax is one of the best I've seen in a long time. I ate up the cheesy dialogue between Arnold and Bruce Willis deliciousness. And this totally feels like 80s nostalgia action fun exactly what I wanted from the original and this is definitely better. Grade A- Rated 4/5 Stars • Rated 4 out of 5 stars 12/11/23 Full Review Kristina W Lots of cameos, new and old. Story is a bit better than the first movie, and still has some great action scenes. Rated 4.5/5 Stars • Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 12/07/23 Full Review LUIS ALONSO V great sequel but the cast is better and the action is the best movie of all times Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews

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Simon West Director Sylvester Stallone Barney Ross Jason Statham Lee Christmas Jet Li Yin Yang Dolph Lundgren Gunnar Jensen Chuck Norris Booker
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Synopsis Mercenary leader Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Lee Christmas (Jason Statham) and the rest of the Expendables team reunite when Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) hires them for a seemingly easy job. But things go terribly wrong, compelling the mercenaries to seek revenge for a comrade's murder. With the odds against them, Barney and his team are hell-bent on payback and cut a path of destruction through opposing forces, only to encounter an unexpected threat: six pounds of weapons-grade plutonium.

Director
Simon West

Producer
Les Weldon, Danny Lerner, Kevin King Templeton, Avi Lerner

Screenwriter
Richard Wenk, Sylvester Stallone

Distributor
Lionsgate Films

Production Co
Le Vision Pictures, Nu Image, Lionsgate, Millennium Films, Splendid Film

Rating
R (Strong Bloody Violence)

Genre
Action, Adventure, Mystery & Thriller

Original Language
English

Release Date (Theaters)
Aug 17, 2012, Wide

Release Date (Streaming)
Dec 20, 2015

Box Office (Gross USA)
$85.0M

Runtime
1h 43m

Sound Mix
Datasat, Dolby Digital
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