Arts Desk

This Week in Film: The Losers

1271885107_m_shorts_17Director Sylvain White's The Losers lives up to its title. Based on Andy Diggle's comic of the same name, the film adaptation is all overstated action with little to no character development. The humor, meanwhile, relies on unsophisticated gags and explosions. It's hard not to compare other recent comic book movies like Kick-Ass and Sin City to The Losers, as this last attempts to capture the stylized fighting and badassery of the first two with no success. Even the decent cast (Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Idris Elba, Chris Evans, Jason Patric, Columbus Short, and Óscar Jaenada) can't revive this loser of a movie.

To read Tricia Olszewski's review, go here.

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