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New Expendables 3 movie got mostly negative reviews from top critics. Lionsgate released their new, hardcore action flick, “The Expendables 3,” into theaters yesterday, August 14th, and the top movie critics delivered their reviews. It turns out that most of them didn’t like it as it got an overall 35 score out of a possible 100 across 30 reviews over at metacritic.com.

The movie stars: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Kellan Lutz, Ronda Rousey, Victor Ortiz, Glen Powell and Kelsey Grammer. We’ve included blurbs from a few of the critics,below.

Chris Nashawaty at Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 75 score, stating: “So let me just say that this latest rah-rah red-meat installment is the biggest and best surprise of the series. It has its flaws, but it’s mostly a big, dumb, gruntingly monosyllabic hoot.”

Tom Russo from the Boston Globe, gave it a 63 grade. He said: “It’s a preposterously overstuffed strategy that, go figure, not only works, but even cures a thing or two that ailed the previous movies.”

Michael Phillips over at the Chicago Tribune, gave it a 50 score, stating: “The best thing about this self-mocking affair, which runs a leisurely two-plus hours and affords plenty of time for an insane body count, is Antonio Banderas’ manic gusto in the role of a gabby mercenary.”

Justin Lowe at The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 50 score. He stated: “Hughes and cinematographer Peter Menzies Jr. handle the assignment skillfully enough, but without much imagination, sticking to a conventional action style that is more about the quantity of explosions than nuances of execution.”

Nicolas Rapold from The New York Times, gave it a 40 score, saying: “It’s all a bit like a classic-rock tribute concert, or playing with all your action figures at once, or maybe “Cannonball Run,” with the strained buddy-buddy back-and-forth.”

Kenneth Turan from the Los Angeles Times, gave it a 40 score, stating: “Expendables 3 is a kind of ho-hum experience, wherein a lot of bullets are expended and a lot of structures exploded to minimal dramatic effect.”

Claudia Puig at USA Today, gave it a very bad 25 score, stating: “The Expendables 3 is as boneheaded and disposable as it sounds.” Richard Roeper from the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a 25 score. He said: ” The Expendables 3 is proof a movie can be exceedingly loud and excruciatingly dull.”

Mick LaSalle from the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a 25 score, stating: “Really, The Expendables 3 has only one thing going for it, beyond the unremarkable novelty of seeing lots of celebrities in a lousy movie. It has Mel Gibson, who is at his grim, tormented and quirky best here, playing someone who has crossed a moral line and has no regrets.”

Joe Neumaier from the New York Daily News, gave it a 20 score. He said: “The Expendables 3 lets down its cast with a film that’s about as thrilling as the arrival of a monthly Social Security check.”

Justin Chang at Variety, gave it a 20 grade, saying: ” This is the sort of numbskull non-entertainment that considers it worthwhile to fly in a martial-arts superstar like Jet Li and have him sit around firing a machine gun, pausing every so often to deliver the most awkward line readings of his career.”

Lastly, Lou Lumenick at the New York Post, didn’t have anything to give it with a straight up 0 score, stating: “Time to pull the plug on this brain-dead franchise.” Stay tuned. Follow us on Facebook by Clicking Here. Follow us on Google Plus by Clicking Here. Follow us on Twitter by Clicking Here.

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