Rated R · 109 minutes · 2014

Action, Crime drama, Thriller
Arnold Schwarzenegger still can’t catch a break. He’s looking good, and he’s delivering nice “Arnie” performances in films with scripts that make Commando look like Citizen Kane. This time out, he plays a DEA agent who, along with his team of ragtag miscreants, tries to steal some money from a drug cartel. When the money they steal gets stolen, each of them starts to get picked off one by one in increasingly grisly fashion. The film suffers from poor casting. Olivia Williams cannot sell an American accent, even when she’s chewing gum. Mireille Enos is unintentionally hilarious as an undercover DEA who can’t shake the drugs off the job. Sam Worthington, Josh Holloway, and Terrence Howard all put on their tough faces, replete with heavy sneering and scowling. In the end you get a bunch of characters you could care less about in a movie with a plot that is far too convoluted. Arnie soldiers through for director David Ayer, who did the very good End of Watch, but can’t ride the wave of goodwill that film created into this one. It’s sloppy, clichéd, and totally not worth your time.
Director: David Ayer
Producer: Bill Block, David Ayer, Ethan Smith, Paul Hanson, Palak Patel, Joe Roth, Anton Lessine, Sasha Shapiro, Albert Ruddy, Skip Woods and Geoffrey Yim
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Olivia Williams, Terrence Howard, Joe Manganiello, Josh Holloway, Mireille Enos, Max Martini, Kevin Vance, Martin Donovan, Harold Perrineau, Mark Schlegel and Maurice Compte




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Chicago Reader Armed to the teeth and led by Arnold Schwarzenegger Renegade DEA agents begin mysteriously dying off in David Ayer's brutal actioner Sabotage. by J.R. Jones 03/28/2014
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