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The A-Team

"Sex and the City 2 for dudes"? "A Bourne film with frontal-lobe damage"? Pithy descriptions don't come easy after a brain-fragmenting experience like this movie version of the unaccountably popular '70s TV show. The A-Team are a quartet of rogue special ops warriors fighting crime as they flee federal authorities, and though writer-director Joe Carnahan stays true to the source material by delivering carnage without consequence (the machine gun-toting bad guys still can't hit a barn from the inside), his convoluted plot and multiple villains may challenge the attention span of the target demographic. Liam Neeson phones it in as smirking squad leader Hannibal Smith; Patrick Wilson (Lakeview Terrace) upstages the whole crew as a CIA turncoat.

Credits

Director:

  • Joe Carnahan

Cast:

  • Liam Neeson
  • Bradley Cooper
  • Jessica Biel
  • Quinton ``Rampage'' Jackson
  • Sharlto Copley
  • Patrick Wilson
  • Gerald McRaney
  • Henry Czerny
  • Yul Vázquez
  • Brian Bloom
  • Maury Sterling
  • Omari Hardwick
  • Terry Chen
  • David Hugghins

Producers:

  • Jules Daly
  • Alex Young
  • Iain Smith
  • Stephen J. Cannell
  • Spike Seldin
  • Tony Scott
  • Ridley Scott
  • Marc Silvestri
  • Ross Fanger

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