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xXx: State of the Union Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

Plays less like a sequel to XXX than a parody of it and the whole action genre.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 28, 2005
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Perfectly mindless fun, where the emphasis is on the mindless.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/5

April 29, 2005
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

A childish movie of the shoot 'em up/blow 'em up/here come the flame throwers and the cool-looking weapons genre.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: C+

April 29, 2005
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Did I enjoy this movie? Only in a dumb mindless way. It has whatever made the original XXX entertaining, but a little less of it. Does it make the slightest sense? Of course not.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 28, 2005
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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There isn't a fresh moment in the entire 100-minute running time. The tediousness is impossible to dispel.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 28, 2005
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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A humorless foray of noise and fast-cuts signifying nothing much.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 29, 2005
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

There's no wit or imagination, just the thump thump thump of exposition and explosions.

| Original Score: C

April 28, 2005
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

A completely generic action film with nothing to hold your attention and no one for you to care about.

Full Review Source: Three Movie Buffs | Original Score: 1/4

May 1, 2005
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

'Rather then saying the film strikes out I think I'll use a little bowling jargon to sum it up: "XXX" is a turkey!'

Full Review Source: Nolan's Pop Culture Review | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 29, 2005
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

xXx: State of the Union is better than the first entry, which is sort of like saying a mallet to the scalp is better than a hammer.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

April 29, 2005
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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Functions less as a movie than an overactive adrenal gland.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

April 29, 2005
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net

So generic and derivative...that it's hard to turn your brain off and even enjoy the action.

Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net | Original Score: 3/10

April 29, 2005
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

The stunts and explosions are effective, but the dialogue and characters are not.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 2/4

April 28, 2005
Todd Gilchrist
FilmStew.com

Now, rather than looking tough, former NWA badass Ice Cube simply seems constipated, and rather than being intimidating he is strangely ingratiating.

Full Review Source: FilmStew.com

April 29, 2005
Austin O'Connor
Lowell Sun

As for female characters, in the xXx franchise, there are only two types of women: the ones with big breasts, and the ones with even bigger breasts.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 6, 2005
David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
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The plot swings between pathetically implausible and aggressively stupid.

April 28, 2005
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

Despite its title, XXX: State of the Union is neither pornographic nor political.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 27, 2005
Kam Williams
Princeton Town Topics

XXXcruciating!

Full Review Source: Princeton Town Topics | Original Score: 0/4

June 20, 2007
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

The sequel, rather than being big and dumb, is just dumb.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: D+

April 28, 2005
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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So primitive, it must have been written in lizard blood on animal skin.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

April 29, 2005
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
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May 13, 2005

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May 14, 2005

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Time Out
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