Jeremy of We Got This Covered wrote, "Stallone’s mega starred action film The Expendables is back with a newly cut version of the film personally done by Stallone himself. He starts out the disc with an intro about how feelings change during and after production and how he truly believes that this cut is much better than the previous theatrical cut. Some might ask how you can change an epic action picture to make it even more entertaining and others will hopefully be looking for a film worthy of its title and cast. This new extended director’s cut doesn’t really drastically change the film. People leaning on either side of the fence will continue to either like or hate the film and all Stallone has really done has adjusted parts of the tone for a more serious approach, but then he follows those scenes with over-the-top action and violence."