Rolling Stone concludes, "The Expendables 3, trading on our affection for action stars of the past, has officially worn out its already shaky welcome." Empire Online gives it 3 out of 5 stars. Roger Ebert's site gives it 3 out of 4 stars and says, "Unlike most film series, “The Expendables III” sows the seeds for its own youthful reboot." Variety calls it "The latest, longest and least necessary entry in this increasingly expendable action franchise."
Rotten Tomatoes has an audience score of 49%.