Strictly ex­pend­able

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - FILM - TARA BRADY

the lat­ter. The men are lu­di­crously manly. The women are even man­lier. The di­a­logue is com­posed en­tirely of swear words and rape ref­er­ences. Some proper ac­tors (Terrence Howard, Harold Per­rineau, Martin Dono­van) have fun be­ing prop­erly potty-mouthed. Wil­liams’ ssu­per-butch cop is a thing of beauty. Mireille Enos does pow­er­fully un­la­dy­like things. Sch­warzeneg­ger isn’t bad.

But the film around them is too, too much: too grue­some, too lock­er­room, too busy, too pop­u­lated, and too daft.

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