War (Rogue Assassin) (2007)

War (Rogue Assassin) (2007)



Critic Consensus: Jet Li and Jason Statham find themselves on opposing sides in the immensely boring War, which is full of clichés but short on action.

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An FBI agent whose partner and family were killed by a notorious assassin sets out for revenge as the elusive triggerman sparks a sprawling gang war between the triads and the yakuza in the feature debut from prolific music video director Phillip Atwell. FBI sgent Jack Crawford (Jason Statham) is a man driven by vengeance. After his partner, Tom Lone (Terry Chen), and his family fell to bullets fired by infamous hitman Rogue (Jet Li), Crawford makes it his life mission to ferret out the slippery killer. Complications arise when it begins to appear as if Rogue has a mission of his own to carry out, and as triad boss Chang (John Lone) prepares for all-out war against yakuza boss Shiro (Ryo Ishibashi), Crawford and Rogue also come face to face as the secrets of the past emerge in a hail of gunfire. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
R (for sequences of strong bloody violence, sexuality/nudity and language)
Action & Adventure , Mystery & Suspense
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Jet Li
as Rogue
Jason Statham
as Jack Crawford
Luis Guzman
as Benny
Devon Aoki
as Kira
John Lone
as Chang
Saul Rubinek
as Dr. Sherman
Andrea Roth
as Jenny Crawford
Mark Cheng
as Wu Ti
Kane Kosugi
as Temple Garden Warrior
Terry Chen
as Tom Lone
Steph Song
as Diane Lone
Annika Foo
as Amy Lone
Nicholas Elia
as Daniel Crawford
Paul Jarrett
as Det. Gleason
Johnson Phan
as Joey Ti
Kenneth Choi
as Takada
Hiro Kanagawa
as Yoshido
Wilken Yam
as Wong
Jennifer Chung
as Zero Teenage Girl
Lucy Lu
as Zero Hooker
Randy Lee
as Zero Yakuza Making Love
Derek Lowe
as Zero Surviving Yanagawa Mobster
John Novak
as Captain Andrews
Don Lew
as Yakuza Warrior
Warren Takahachi
as Harbor Yanagawa Lt.
Nels Lennarson
as Harbor Wu Police Officer
Peter Shinkoda
as Harbor Yanagawa Shatei
Meghan Flather
as Chinese Call Girl
Thi Tran
as Benny's Girl
Mitchell Lee Yuen
as Freelancer #1
Brian Ho
as Freelancer #2
Larry "Warlock" Lam
as Yanagawa Assassin
Nadia Farès
as Jade Agent Kinler
Timothy Paul Perez
as Mexican Interpol Agent
Allan Lysell
as Cabin Policeman
Shawn Stewart
as Mahjong Bouncer #1
Dario De Luca
as Mahjong Bouncer #2
Brett Chan
as Wu Ti Buddy
Mark Cheng
as Wu Ti
Aaron Au
as Eddie
Aaron Pearl
as Jade Agent Clark
Brett Chan
as Wu Ti Buddy
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Critic Reviews for War (Rogue Assassin)

All Critics (58) | Top Critics (16)

[A] routine crime thriller.

Full Review… | December 3, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

What is it good for? Absolutely nothing.

Full Review… | September 27, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

Just as you think to yourself, ''This flick would be way better if it had Van Damme playing twins,'' along comes a plot twist so ingenious that it almost redeems the rest of the flick.

Full Review… | August 29, 2007
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

In spite of a late-game adrenaline surge, the hoped-for fireworks between Li and Statham never quite materialize.

Full Review… | August 27, 2007
AV Club
Top Critic

Not so much a narrative as a barrage of violent images designed to beat the brain into abject surrender.

Full Review… | August 27, 2007
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

Lacking even the galvanizing action sequences that would have compensated for suffering through its formulaic plot, this is a thoroughly forgettable exploitationer.

August 27, 2007
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for War (Rogue Assassin)


wonderfully entertaining with some solid action sequences. the story holds together ok until the end, but when it falls apart, it crumbles into too many pieces to be of much value.

danny d
danny d

Super Reviewer

This is a very good and slick looking action flick, I thought it was gonna be a silly martial arts fest that goes straight to the video shop, but this is actually really good. It looks great, the action and stunts are gritty, real looking and believeable, unlike alot of Jet Li and Statham films. The plot is abit confusing here and there, lots of twists and revenge battles going on and the ending is alittle flat but the main twist is good. Very high body count and plenty of blood, with some lovely looking car chases for good measure, a surprising thumbs up.

Phil Hubbs
Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer


Such a fun and rewarding face off movie between the greatest modern action stars, Jet Li and Jason Statham. It's a lot better than it should be and throws itself into the ranks of Face/Off and Universal Soldier. It's got double crossing, Yakuza assassins, corrupt cops and a lot of one-liners and action. It doesn't have the best ending, which sort've takes away from the rest of the movie. However, it's still really fun and more than you might expect. There's no cheesy elements and it can be taken seriously for the most part. If anything, it's Jet Li and Jason Statham together onscreen.

Conner Rainwater
Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

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