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The A-Team

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6.71 h 58 min2010X-Ray12
A group of Iraq War veterans looks to clear their name with the U.S. military, who suspect the four men of committing a crime for which they were framed.
Directors
Joe Carnahan
Starring
Bradley CooperSharlto CopleyLiam Neeson
Genres
SuspenseComedyActionAdventure
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EnglishEnglish [Audio Description]
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Supporting actors
Jessica BielPatrick Wilson
Studio
Twentieth Century Fox
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4.5 out of 5 stars

3555 global ratings

  1. 68% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 18% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 9% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 3% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 2% of reviews have 1 stars
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BertramHalloumiReviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 November 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Spoilt by LACK OF SUBTITLES
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Good film, liked the re-imagining of the classic TV series. However, please Amazon Prime, stop releasing films with no subtitles. It's not exactly a new technology. Your rival streaming services have subtitles for every film. Deaf and hard of hearing 'viewers' need them so much and you can't always crank the volume up to maximum if you have neighbour's or sleeping children. Please.
10 people found this helpful
macabee200Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 January 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
50% of a good movie
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There's 50% of a good movie here. In fact, everything is 50% of what it could be, really. The characterisation is 50%. The rambling and overlong story is 50%. The onscreen chemistry is 50%. The action set pieces feel oddly dull and unexciting—50% of what they might be.

The impression I got is that everybody was doing this somewhat begrudgingly to pay off a debt, or something like that. Perhaps they signed up for a different movie idea, and it got switched to this late in the day, so nobody was entirely happy. There's a weird vibe. Nothing's what it should be.

It's the characters and chemistry that are the major failing. Liam Neeson is epically miscast as Hannibal. It's worth mentioning that George Peppard was also miscast in the TV show, all things considered (a charming romantic lead playing a grizzled colonel?). But Peppard in such a role didn't matter because it was just a TV show. A small screen doesn't need filling as much as a big screen does.

And Neeson just fails to fill anything. Not even his trousers, which look like they may fall down at any given moment. He looks weedy. In the same cream shirt as Peppard, he looks like an photocopier repairman who got mixed up with some soliders of fortune (and I suppose they MIGHT need their photocopier fixing on occasion).

Another big issue is that it's impossible to care about the characters.

There is a commendable effort to give BA a back story. But it comes out of nowhere and therefore makes little sense. But this was a move in the right direction. Just like Spock was the more interesting character compared to the heroic Kirk in Star Trek, it's BA in the A-Team who had the most promise for back story (never delivered in the TV show, of course). If I could go back in time, I would tell them to make this movie BA's story arc. Start with him and his origin story. Let him find Hannibal. Give him a struggle to overcome. End with his vindication. That would give this movie some much-needed heart and soul.

And there's also the fact they abandoned most of what made the A-Team so unique. They aren't soldiers of fortune. They don't fight for the cause of others in order to restore justice (spoiler alert: they fight for themselves and to enact revenge).

Although they do make things out of found materials, they never get trapped anywhere and therefore have to use their ingenuity and engineering to get out. I mean, come on! That was the pay dirt each week—the reason why we watched the TV show!

They had one simple task: Take what was great from a TV show, and put it on the big screen. What they did was take nothing but the characters and... Well, make a mess. It could've been so much better.
manfromearthReviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 November 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Cracking action film with a great cast
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Great movie adaption of the classic tv show
With some cracking action set pieces
The four main cast are great together
As are the supporting ones
Shame it wasn't more successful I would have enjoyed more adventures with these mercenaries
2 people found this helpful
RyamazonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 05 August 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
I love it when a film comes together!
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Action packed film that bends our imagination & throws it out the window, but it is deliberately directed to do so.

The entire cast work well together, and the storyline is enjoyable, although the pace drops a lot in the final scene/s.
This is a great film full of funny action-packed moments. I'd recommend this movie to a friend, just so long as they are willing to let go of reality (& all scence of their understanding of physics) for a while to take the film for what it is - a MOVIE (i.e. motion video of what would/could NEVER happen in reality).

Awesome!!
4 people found this helpful
SarugumoReviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 January 2011
4.0 out of 5 stars
The A-Team
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The `A-Team' film is a very different beast to the TV series, but it is no less entertaining.

This is a film that you need to suspend disbelief for to fully enjoy as it has the most ridiculous and outlandish plots, scenes and stunts that you could quite easily ruin this for yourself by being too incredulous. Most of the action in this film is pure fantasy, but the explosions, stunts, one liners and execution more than makes up for this.

Following the gulf war the A-Team have to recover some stolen money minting plates and clear their name after they are framed for a murder and the original theft of said plates. You see how they track down their enemy and how they are double crossed and betrayed by those they have had to trust. Pretty much your standard action film fare.

Liam Neeson has the most ridiculous accent going, but if you can not let this annoy you too much you should be ok. Bradley Cooper is a credible Face and manages to be reminiscent of the TV series character whilst bringing his own style to the role. This also applies to Quinton "Rampage" Jackson who plays BA Baracus. The gold jewellery is missing, but the same attitude is there. My favourite has to be Murdoch who manages to come out with some hilarious lines and stops the film from taking itself too seriously. His impression of Mel Gibson in Braveheart had me howling!

This film also offers plenty of their trademark DIY adaptations and gadgets, as well as a brief appearance from the black and red GMC.

This is a perfectly enjoyable action film and as long as you don't compare it to the original TV series, or take the stunts or credibility of the action too seriously, you can enjoy this for it's duration. It's a good, but not great film, but still worth a watch.

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coached88Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 03 July 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love it when an awesome team come together !!
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Loved the TV series and still do !! This was negatively viewed before even made , by some around me , saying bad idea ! The movie sets the standards and does not have cheryl cole and jason stracham (whatever ) in it so very upbeat and positive and unseedy !
The movie is set at the start of the team meet when Hannibal and face were buddied up and met BA and murdock . The end of the second gulf war led them on a clandestine mission where they were set up , and then jailed . They broke out and fought for their freedom ! The fun , zaney creative capers does things the TV series of the 80s could not do for budget and a lack of CGI reasons . Flying the tank being attacked by drones -AMAZING . The characters are great .... especially my original favorites who I can most relate too , like Murdock , face and Hannibal . Liam is especially great , and Bradley has shown he is a great evolving actor , and I am forgetting the annoying bore he played in Alias . Buy this team !!
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RGReviewed in the United Kingdom on 07 January 2013
2.0 out of 5 stars
Hannibal must be eating his cigar..
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I grew up with the A-Team. Well not literally, I'd still be on the run if I had. So it's fair to say that I might have some bias. However, I was excited by the idea of a re-interpretation, and was fully aware that with a different cast this was just not going to be comparable. I'm sure that if I were to watch old episodes of the A-Team with more mature eyes I'd think it was pretty rubbish now!
So, as unbiased as I can be, what is this film like on it's own independent merits? A bit rubbish - sorry! Action packed certainly, but the dialogue and plot really weren't up to much. If it were on TV on a Sunday afternoon and you were really bored I'd say give it a go, but can't do the same for a DVD purchase. Makes a good drinks coaster...
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MartinReviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 February 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great film.
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Who doesn’t love a bit of A-team. Was it worth the £2. Hell yeah for a boring afternoon. I grew up on the real tv series so was always gonna be judgemental. It’s a great film and story but remember...... it’s not THE real A-team we all grew up on.
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