"Sabotage" Movie Review: 2 Stars
by Michael Phillips
There's a weird, bashful moment in "Sabotage" when
It's a quick bit, cut off with comical abruptness before director and co-writer
Lots of it.
Arnold-minded audiences eager to see him kill lots and lots of drug cartel minions should be ready for a slick, heaping helping of peppy sadism, and entrails hanging from a dead body nailed to a ceiling, and torture sequences, and numerous, digitally enhanced "kill" shots designed to move the viewer to the next level of the story, in the gamer's parlance. But a love scene between an actress in her mid-40s and an action star in his mid-60s? No way.
Many good performers here, and they're almost reason enough to see this latest showcase for Schwarzenegger's way with a three-word line of dialogue. ("Get in there!") The acting's fine in this thing; the acting's rarely the reason a violent action movie succeeds or fails.
At least screenwriters Ayer and
A "drug war god," John "Breacher" Wharton is the Schwarzenegger role.
He's left wifeless and sonless by bloodthirsty cartel goons. Months later Breacher and his DEA team execute a bust at the home
of a drug lord whose mansion looks suspiciously like a suburban
As "Sabotage" turns into the most violent
The movie wants it both ways: bloodthirsty revenge and some finger-wagging about the tactics.
The real mystery, for me, relates to Arnold's hair colors -- jet black up top, gray around the sideburns, a malty-wheat tone
for the eyebrows.
MPAA rating: R (for strong bloody violence, pervasive language, some sexuality/nudity and drug use). Running time: 1:49.
"Sabotage" Movie Trailer
"Sabotage" is full of action and adventure. Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as the lead. He runs a DEA task force who takes on major groups selling drugs. What happens though after they make a huge bust? His life is in danger