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 11 comments Comments 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."