Schwarzenegger and company do damage in ‘Sabotage’

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The new Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle “Sabotage” is stupid, sadistic, misogynistic, confusing, and more than a little ridiculous. Here’s the thing, though: It keeps you watching, if only to see how tortured the plot or characters are going to get. I’m not sure that “entertainingly awful” is a recommendation, but the shoe fits.

It helps that some A-list talents are involved. Well, A-minus anyway. Director David Ayer, who co-scripted with Skip Woods, wrote Denzel Washington to an Oscar in “Training Day” and made a more than credible directorial debut with 2012’s “End of Watch.” Call “Sabotage” a case of sophomore slump, then, although sophomore sludge is more like it.

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