Summary: 'The A-Team' is an action-packed, adrenaline-surging adventure that does a superb job capturing the spirit and corniness of the original series. Joe Carnahan's movie is fun, wild, and is easily one of the most entertaining retro TV show revivals to date.
Conclusion: I've tried to avoid being cynical about this rash of '80s reboots and remakes, but it really just seems like Hollywood is exploiting our nostalgia. That said, as shameless as it is, this new version of The A-Team is big and fun, even if it's dumb and immediately forgettable.
Excerpt: They�re Back! Foley, Doyle, Tiger, The Jewellery Man: Wanted for a crime they didn�t commit, and now surviving as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem and if no one else can help, and if you can find them (how did people find them?), maybe you can hire The A-Team.
Excerpt: Yes, The A-Team is based on a deeply silly and repetitive TV show, and it is the rare summer blockbuster that refuses to take itself too seriously. But still, it's a major feature film that cost more money than you or I will ever see, and there are still standards for such things.
Excerpt: The A-Team ’s titular aggregation of Army Rangers-turned-outlaws spend an awful lot of time cracking up and flashing shit-eating grins. They’re such a smiley, guffaw-happy bunch that it can sometimes be hard to tell what they’re laughing about, beyond their palpable delight in being awesome manly...
Excerpt: "The A-Team" might get a "B" for the script, but it more than makes up for it with an "A" for action. The elaborate stunts and explosions littered throughout are all absurd yet ingeniously creative, and the film delivers completely when it comes to pure escapist entertainment.