Review | The Expendables

Entertainment Aug. 9, 2010 AT 12:07PM
Review | The Expendables Credit: Everett Collection

Us Rating: * 1/2

Opens: Friday 8/13

In this gory action flick, Sylvester Stallone, 64 -- who also directed -- plays a mercenary who rescues a woman (Giselle Itie) from a South American dictator. His posse of aging action heroes includes Mickey Rourke, Jet Li and Dolph Lundgren (and watch for cameos by Bruce Willis and Ah-nold). Never known for his subtlety, Stallone needs a lighter touch, and his face looks as laminated as a playing card. The film has some laughs -- but they're largely unintentional.

-- THELMA ADAMS

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