Framed to take the fall for a heinous crime, an elite operative (Liam Neeson) and his men go rogue, using their special talents to clear their names and find the real perpetrator.
" The toss-away jokes? Who cares? The idea that B.A. Baracus becomes a peacenik in the middle of the film? Who cares? The ending's complete lack of resolution? Who cares? "
" To the old box-office maxim that trite makes right, a fresh corollary must be attached: Chaos is the new order, and ugly the new beautiful. "
" Had the action sequences been better framed and presented, this might have been one of the summer's mindless high points. As it is, it's a passable diversion. "
" Let's just be thankful that Carnahan, instead of redoing "The A-Team," didn't remake "Gandhi." The Ganges would have run red. Pacifism is for wussies. "
" A thoroughly unnecessary but nonetheless satisfying adaptation of the cheeseball 1980s TV series. "
" I was not charmed by it. "
" No onea(TM)s coming to a big-screen version of the lunkheaded TV show expecting The Hurt Locker. But would it have killed the editors to let a single shot breathe for more than two seconds? "
" This team may have given itself an A, but viewers likely won't be so generous. "
" Rent The Losers if you want a cheesy action movie. Wait for The Expendables if you want a gritty, pumped-up one. And mark this A-Team strictly C-grade. "
" The A-Team is reasonably good fun. If you're a 12-year-old boy riding an intense Cherry Pepsi buzz and totally devoted to destroying some brain cells, that is. "
" I pity the fool who fails to share the popcorn. "
" To say it's cartoonish would to be insult cartoons. "
" The A-Team is so busy trying to connect with the audience's hearts, minds and wallets that it never quite connects with itself. "
" With a healthy dose of smirking adolescent attitude The A-Team plays as a solid action film. "
" The Hollywood suits figure you'll overlook a movie's faults as long as the action has juice. Isn't it great when a plan comes together? "
" The A-Team is utterly convinced of its own lovability even as it strains our credibility, abuses our patience, and punishes our eardrums. "
" Nothing - not the characters, not their stories and certainly not their violence - is meant to register deeply. Their words and worlds are disposable; it's no wonder they fade so fast. "
" The characters ... are without interest. Their problems are not our problems. But the sheer motion, the spectacle and the flashes of wit take The A-Team out of the realm of garbage. It's fun. "
" 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. "
" It's trash so compacted it glows. "
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