By T. A. Moreland
Who can you trust? That’s the question ultimately confronting The Losers, a select group of highly trained American soldiers. The group is comprised of: Clay (Jeffrey Dean Morgan); Jensen (Chris Evans); Idris Elba as Roque; Pooch (Columbus Short); and Oscar Jaenada plays Cougar.
While on assignment in Bolivia, sheer accident keeps them from boarding a helicopter which is destroyed minutes after take off. The U.S. Government declares them dead and all they know is some unknown person named Max is behind it all. They are adjusting to life in Bolivia when a beautiful operative, Aisha (Zoë Saldana) shows up promising to give them their lives back if they help her dispose of Max who after all caused their problems in the first place. Reluctantly they agree to work with her. And off they go on a highly dangerous assignment to pursue Max. But at each turn they still have to wonder whom to trust.
The Losers is a testosterone fest of violence, intrigue, sexual cat and mouse games and it is well worth the price of admission and gets a See It rating.
The Losers win on multiple levels. Its action packed. There are explosions and vehicles crashes. But those features are common place in films today. The difference is that screenwriters, Peter Berg and James Vanderbilt, don’t rely exclusively on special effects. They add in humor and some unexpected twist and turns. Viewers will not be able to predict what is going to happen next which is often the case with movies today.
Each of The Losers is an individual; they are not just a gang of indistinguishable tough guys. For example, Chris Evan’s Jensen is a funny, irreverent character. While Roque is angry and suspicious.
The Losers is about an hour and forty minutes in length. And is rated PG-13 for intense action and violence, a scene of sensuality and language. The Losers gets our highest rating, See It.