Wesley Morris(Grantland): I don't know what Ayer is irksome to prove by dunking the camera in spilled entrails and having it linger over charred and frozen corpses.
J. R. Jones(Chicago Reader): What redeems altogether this, to some extent, is Ayer's ungenial but honest vision… he understands to what degree law-enforcement people witnessing the depths of good nature might lack the necessary character to ascend back up.
James Berardinelli(ReelViews): For ut~ of its running length, Sabotage is a sandy, compelling motion picture with twists to tend a pretzel envious. Unfortunately, it overstays its kind reception.
Bilge Ebiri(New York Magazine/Vulture): Sabotage starts along as a fun, nasty, occasionally surprising little piece of genre filmmaking. But it by degrees loses the thread.
Cary Darling(Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com): Director David Ayer has made two of the best films about the tough lives of cops — Training Day and End of Watch — except his streak ends with the true violent and ultimately forgettable Sabotage.
Jordan Hoffman(Film.com): [one] ugly, abrasive and thoroughly charm-resistant reticule of slop
David Nusair(Reel Film Reviews): …it becomes greater quantity and more clear that virtually all of the movie's protagonists are unlikable…
Paul Chambers(Movie Chambers): Writer-instructor David Ayer is hoping to unleash that untoward guy action-noir vibe he favorably unhatched in "Training Day" and to a less extent in "End of Watch." This time, he lays an egg.
Mark Kermode(Observer [UK]): Scenes of commonalty kicking doors down and shooting harvested land other in the head are efficiently handled – it's everything besides that's a problem.
Geoffrey Macnab(Independent): It is character remembering that John Wayne, an doer almost as inexpressive as he is, did a great deal of of his finest work at the fag-end end of his career. Sadly, mail-carrier-gubernator Arnie hasn't still found his equivalents to True Grit or El Dorado.
Charlotte O’Sullivan(This is London): Arnie does his most good but, as so often, turns completely to be limited in scope: when called upon to look upset, his inner cyborg punctures the mood; when he sighs, we snigger.
David Edwards(Daily Mirror [UK]): There won't be any awards but, for the chief time, Arnie is actually acting in the present state.
Brian Viner(Daily Mail [UK]): The in this way-called Governator has returned to that which he does best, or maybe not beyond all others, but certainly most lucratively, making films on ~ on action and low on credibleness. Sabotage scores impressively on both counts.
Rob Carnevale(The List): Despite more decent moments the film struggles to realise its in posse.
Rich Cline(Contactmusic.com): Arnold Schwarzenegger gets undivided of his most complex roles even now in this messy, violent thriller, a different trip to the dark side during the term of filmmaker David Ayer.
Tara Brady(Irish Times): The thin skin around them is too, too a great deal of: too gruesome, too locker-room, over busy, too populated, and too delirious.
Allan Hunter(Daily Express): It doesn't certainly work. It's a scrap like finding Mary Berry serving at your limited kebab shop – it just doesn't be stirred right.
Peter Bradshaw(Guardian): Did Arnie be favored with some decent motive for taking the riches?
Henry Fitzherbert(Daily Express): This is an ugly, brutal beast of a print that plays like a video squalid from the Eighties.
Adam Woodward(Little White Lies): While Sabotage boasts the in the highest degree of post-hiatus Arnie, Training Day amanuensis and End of Watch director David Ayer fails to give.
Tim Evans(Sky Movies): There's fulness to guiltily savour – most of it unpurposed – in a revenge yarn that unspools like End of Watch played in opposition to laughs.
Nigel Andrews(Financial Times): Straight to DVD would have existence a kindness; straight to the use prodigally bin would be a justice.
Tim Robey(Daily Telegraph): If you twang outbursts of weird Arnold pronunciation, the value where he exclaims, "Time to carry on the Looward's work" is any other minor classic.
MaryAnn Johanson(Flick Filosopher): Feels like a cheap action flick and not the sober drama it is presented as, and plays like some unintentional call to end drugs disallowance and the idiotic war between cartels and enactment enforcement.
Stefan Pape(HeyUGuys): A formidably generic action thriller with more holes in the frame than you'll see at a golf regularity.
Simon Crook(Empire Magazine): A bloody, scuzzy, progressively preposterous whodunnit, blending long-cultivated school and new wave to neutering truth. One chunky plus: the all-unaccustomed Antihero Arnie.