Metascore
49

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 29
  2. Negative: 7 out of 29
  1. 88
    The most audacious, implausible, cheerfully offensive, hyperactive action picture I've seen since, oh, "Sin City," which in comparison was a chamber drama.
  2. This is likely the fastest-moving intentionally funny action movie ever made. It's as if the 21 Bond movies and four "Die Hards" had been distilled to remove their body fat (that is, character development, buildup, rest stops, etc.) and left us with only the killing and the punch lines.
  3. Its pulpy violent excess will tip over...into slightly more excessive excess. That's its silly, scuzzball joy.
User Score
6.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 136 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 62
  2. Negative: 17 out of 62
  1. Jun 12, 2011
    3
    Whoa, I can buy a lot of things, aliens coming to earth and blowing up the white house? You betcha. 300 guys standing against thousands allWhoa, I can buy a lot of things, aliens coming to earth and blowing up the white house? You betcha. 300 guys standing against thousands all while wearing nothing more than a loin cloth? sure! Hundreds of troops hiding in a giant wooden horse and then defeating the Trojans? okay. Eddy Murphy being able to talk to animals? why not. Sarah Jessica Parker being sexy? That's a bit of a stretch. But I can not for one second believe you can kill people with a carrot, that's just something I can not buy. I also can not but that they make baby sized bullet proof vests, in camo no less and I can't get behind shooting an umbilical cord off. And most off all you can not be shot at by hundreds of people and only get winged once in the shoulder. There was just too much suspension of disbelief for me in this film. There were some positive aspects to the movie, the acting was good, the action scenes were great and the plot was kinda fun. But the crazy deaths and outlandish scenarios were just too much to overcome. And seriously what the hell was up with the carrots, like a crazy fetish or something. He had more carrots just stashed on his body then should be aloud by law, it's just weird Full Review »
  2. SharonB.
    Sep 10, 2007
    8
    I took my son to see this on his 18th birthday. What a cheesy delight! Suspend your disbelief at the door. Great stunts, wry humor. Goofy I took my son to see this on his 18th birthday. What a cheesy delight! Suspend your disbelief at the door. Great stunts, wry humor. Goofy fun. Paul Giamatti is a terrific villain. Full Review »
  3. Mar 20, 2011
    7
    This is pure over the top action and dark comedy blended into a concoction of comic book/video game-like fun. I popped the blu-ray in reallyThis is pure over the top action and dark comedy blended into a concoction of comic book/video game-like fun. I popped the blu-ray in really expecting it to be mediocre and stupid, but I was pleasantly surprised. It also happens that Clive Owen and Paul Giamati are a couple of my favorite actors. Full Review »