The Expendables 3

Theatrical Release: August 15, 2014
The Expendables 3


Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill … or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables—but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of Expendables team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the Expendables’ most personal battle yet.

Dove Review

“The Expendables 3” is an action-packed film from beginning to the end and filled with many well-known actors. This reviewer has not seen the previous Expendables films so cannot compare, but this movie has something for everyone including drama, comedy, action, adventure and suspense. The only thing missing is a little romance. It will keep you on the edge of your seat and have you laughing at the same time.

There is a valuable lesson in this film about the importance of family, though that family may just be the friends around you who are there when you need them most. The story is entertaining and it’s fun to see all those stars on the big screen together. Unfortunately, due to over-the-top content that puts it outside our guidelines it cannot be Dove Approved.

Content Description

Sex: Many sexual innuendos relating to sexual acts.
Language: F-1; S-27; H-12; A/A-Hole-13; D-9; S.O.B.-1; GD-3; J-2; OG/MY/OMG-3; 1 slang term using female genitals ("p*ssies"); 1 for breasts ("t*tty").
Violence: Many scenes of explosions, gunfights, fistfights, hand-to-hand combat; chases; men being shot; people being blown up; men being stabbed; bloody body of man who was shot; bloody faces; many scenes of vehicles being crashed and blown up.
Drugs: Many scenes of people drinking, bar scenes, men smoking cigars; man who was shot has a IV.
Nudity: Men without shirts; picture of a nude man in painting; cleavage.
Other: Mercenaries; man turns against another who was once his friend; selling guns.


Company: Lionsgate
Writer: Sylvester Stallone, Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt
Director: Patrick Hughes
Producer: David Varod
Genre: Action
Runtime: 126 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe