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The A-Team (2010)



Critic Consensus: The A-Team assembles a top-rate cast only to ditch the show's appealingly silly premise for explosive yet muddled blockbuster filmmaking.

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Director Joe Carnahan resurrects the popular 1980s-era action series with this explosive reboot following the adventures of four Iraq War veterans who begin a second career as mercenaries for hire. Col. John "Hannibal" Smith (Liam Neeson), Templeton "Face" Peck (Bradley Cooper), B.A. Baracus (Quinton "Rampage" Jackson), and H.M. "Howlin' Mad" Murdock (Sharlto Copley) are a group of former Special Forces operatives who have been fighting the good fight for eight years when they're sentenced to military prison for a crime they didn't commit. Breaking out with relative ease, they embark on a treacherous quest to clear their names while being hunted across the globe by Charissa Sosa (Jessica Biel), a high-ranking military officer and one of Face's many former lovers. Meanwhile, mysterious CIA operative Lynch (Patrick Wilson) offers tips that help point the federal fugitives in the right direction, which seems to lead straight to former military contractor Pike (Brian Bloom), who may have been responsible for setting them up in the first place. Just when it seems that the A-Team has all the evidence needed to prove their innocence, however, they discover that their latest mission is just getting started. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Liam Neeson
as Hannibal Smith
Bradley Cooper
as Templeton 'Faceman' Peck
Sharlto Copley
as H.M. 'Howlin' Mad' Murdock
Jessica Biel
as Charissa Sosa
Gerald McRaney
as General Morrison
Henry Czerny
as Director McCready
Yul Vázquez
as General Javier Tuco
Terry Chen
as Ravech
Omari Hardwick
as Chopshop Jay
David Hugghins
as Oskar Shunt
Jacob Blair
as Agent Blair
Rad Daly
as Agent Daly
Kyle Riefsnyder
as Agent Kyle
Andrew Coghlan
as Army Hospital Attendant
James O'Sullivan
as Army Hospital Courier
Stefan Arngrim
as Crazy Howard Little
Christian Tessier
as Tahoe Prison Deputy
William Stewart
as Tahoe Inmate #1
Marc-Anthony Massiah
as Tahoe Inmate #2
Kwesi Ameyaw
as Dutch Customs Agent #1
Robert Conway
as Dutch Customs Agent #2
Gardiner Millar
as Prison Warden
Anita Brown
as Attractive Prison Guard
Alex Madison
as General Tuco's Wife
Benny Hernandez
as Mexican Captor #1
Jimmy Ortega
as Mexican Captor #2
Bo Anzo
as Mike 'The Operator'
Neil Schell
as Army Meddac Hospital XO
Leah Carnahan
as Army Meddac Nurse
Michael St. John Smith
as Cemetary Chaplain
Shaw Madson
as Station Polizei
Katie Boskovich
as FOB French Reporter
Tony Ali
as Morrison's Arab Goon #1
Sam Radjinia
as Morrison's Arab Goon #2
Billy Wickman
as Flight Control Tech
Brendan Penny
as C130J Pilot #1
Jeanne-Melanie Haasbroek
as Army Hospital Therapist Elke
Tom Butler
as Judge Advocate #1
John Carnahan
as Judge Advocate #2
Charles Cooper
as Judge Advocate #3
Dirk Benedict
as Pensacola Prisoner Milt
Dwight Schultz
as German Doctor #1
Don Knodel
as German Doctor #2
Natalie L. James
as Lynch Secretary
Vince Murdocco
as Pike Goon #1
Fraser Aitcheson
as Pike Goon #2
Jason Schombing
as Flight Control Commander
Stephane Fromont
as Gate Guard
Frank Maier
as German Fisherman
Anne Maier
as German Wife
Hitesh Jogia
as Iraqi Liaison #1
Marwan Al-Shami
as Iraqi Liaison #2
Ali Bordbar
as Iraqi Liaison #3
Jennifer Cheon
as Lynch Woman
Peter Fletcher
as Police Captain
Alfred Jajjo
as Mint Worker
Craig Loblaw
as Police Detective
Patrick Merle
as Frankfurt Police Officer
Julian Paul
as Prison MP
Rafael Pellerin
as Soccer Kid
Ralph Shaw
as Ukulele Performer
Darin Wong
as Killer Operative
Corey Burton
as Narrator
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Critic Reviews for The A-Team

All Critics (217) | Top Critics (60)

The A-Team certainly explodes onto the big screen in a major way.

September 11, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Joe Carnahan's movie is loud and vulgar and disorienting, but also an exhilarating kind of fun.

August 3, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

An energetic escape from Development Hell: suitably OTT, often fun and always loud.

July 30, 2010 | Rating: 3/5

"Overkill is underrated," says team-leader Hannibal Smith (Liam Neeson), ominously, and the next two hours proceed to give overkill its due.

July 30, 2010 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Fond memories of Saturday teatimes spent with Hannibal Smith and the rest of The A-Team? Prepare to have them squelched.

July 30, 2010 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

The A-Team's cocktail of convoluted scheming, smirking one-liners, and unabashed mayhem is unsurprisingly well-suited to its demands. But it's still junk. Surely we've moved on?

July 8, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The A-Team


Suspension of disbelief is nearly impossible when such a stupid movie insults our intelligence from beginning to end, believing to be much smarter than it is (when in fact it is just brainless) and relying on a lazy plot that couldn't be more obvious and doesn't even make sense.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


I have to say I expected the worst from this but was pleasantly surprised and pleased by the time the credits rolled. I saw most of the TV series as a young boy and this film does keep a lot true to the original TV series. Just given a modern update and treated like a modern day action film with big stunts and over the top action plans only the A Team could do. At times it felt like a mix of the Bourne Trilogy crossed with Ocean's 11 elaborate missions! There is plenty of humour and it doesn't take itself seriously, pity the critics who just didn't get it, fool's!! A pure popcorn action blast everyone in the right frame of mind should enjoy.

Dean King
Dean King

Super Reviewer

I have never watched a single episode of the A-team, but a movie should be enjoyable regardless of whether a person has watched the show or not. This is one of those films where I enjoyed it overall, but it is a bad movie. The plot feels like three movies in one. The film is a trilogy of origin stories. The action is noisy and over-the-top, but that is the point. The biggest enjoyment factor in this film is seeing the main cast interact with each other. Their are some moments of fun, but as a whole, it is a disjointed mess.

Christopher Heim
Christopher Heim

Super Reviewer

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