A-Team Is Awesome —for 12-Year-Old Boys
For everyone else, it's a mindless diversion
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 11, 2010 11:37 AM CDT
In this film publicity image released by 20th Century Fox, Bradley Cooper, left, and Liam Neeson are shown in a scene from "The A-Team."   (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Doug Curran)

(Newser) – Critics aren't exactly enamored with the A-Team—"pity the fool" headlines abound—but most give it a pass as harmless fun.

  • Ann Hornaday, Washington Post: "A thoroughly unnecessary but nonetheless satisfying adaptation of the cheeseball 1980s TV series."
  • Andrew O'Hehir, Salon: It's "reasonably good fun," though "if you can switch your mind off entirely, so you become measurably dumber during the two hours you're sitting there ... it's largely painless."

  • Lou Lumenick, New York Post: "Overlong, overblown and utterly forgettable."
  • Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle: "The sheer motion, the spectacle and the flashes of wit take The A-Team out of the realm of garbage. It's fun."