XXX (2002)

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Critic Consensus: It has an endearing lack of seriousness, and Vin Diesel has more than enough muscle for the starring role, but ultimately, XXX is a missed opportunity to breathe new life into the spy thriller genre.

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Xander "XXX" Cage is a notorious underground thrill seeker who, until now, has been deemed untouchable by the law. NSA Agent Gibbons forces XXX to cooperate with the government to infiltrate an underground Russian crime ring to avoid going to prison. Betting XXX can succeed where other conventional spies have failed, Gibbons sends XXX to enter this world of crime undetected, using his natural athletic prowess and a whole lot of attitude. Enlisted for a dangerous covert mission, he must combat a clever, organized and ruthless crime enemy far beyond the scope of his experience.
Rating:
PG-13 (for violence, non-stop action sequences, sensuality, drug content and language)
Genre:
Action & Adventure
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Cast

Vin Diesel
as Xander Cage
Asia Argento
as Yelena
Danny Trejo
as El Jefe
Michael Roof
as Shavers
Tom Everett
as Sen. Hotchkiss
Werner Daehn
as Kirill
Werner Dahn
as Kirill
Petr Jakl
as Kolya
Rick Thorne
as Caddy Passenger
Mike Vallely
as Skater
Eve
as J.J.
Jason Ellis
as Van Video Shooter
Brian Deegan
as Extreme Guy
Leila Arcieri
as Jordan
William Hope
as Agent Roger Donnan
Colin McKay
as Van Driver
Tony Hawk
as Caddy Driver
Mat Hoffman
as Extreme Guy
Rob Wells
as Xander's Friend
Carey Hart
as Caddy Passenger
Martin Barta
as Male Opera Singer
Martina Bauerova
as Female Opera Singer
Rammstein
as Themselves
Orbital
as Themselves
David Asman
as Agent Polk
Vitezsalv Bouchner
as Head Technician
TeeJay Boyce
as Bimbo Intern
Armando Cantina
as Field Worker
Vaclav Chalupa
as Nervous Hacker
Alena Cihalikova
as Xander's Bedroom Dancer
Estaban Cueto
as Gold Tooth Narco
Mike Escamilla
as Ramp Truck Passenger
Tanner Gill
as Trucker
Mary-Pat Green
as Waitress
Martin Hub
as Ivan Podrov
Roman Matrka
as Czech Agent
Ted Maynard
as James Tannick
Joshua Montero
as Child Field Worker
F. Valentino Morales
as Short Order Cook/NSA Agent
Michal Muller
as Zither Player
Ivo Niederle
as Head Chemist
Lubos Pospisil
as Czech Major
Ivan Rueda
as Child Field Worker
Martina Smukova
as Female Czech Cop
Leonard Thomas
as NSA Agent
Radek Tomecka
as Ivan Pedgrag
Marek Vasut
as Czech General
Scott Waugh
as Stock Broker
Rich Wilkes
as Tall Guy
Brian Deegan
as Extreme Guy
Colin McKay
as Van Driver
Carey Hart
as Caddy Passenger
Vitezsalv Bouchner
as Head Technician
Chris Gann
as T.J.
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Critic Reviews for XXX

All Critics (178) | Top Critics (35)

If Dubya and Dick Cheney had made their very own post-9/11 patriotic propaganda movie for the teens they need as globalisation fodder, then this would be it.

Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

No excerpt available.

January 9, 2003
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

The director piles on one expensive but impersonal action scene after another.

Full Review… | August 23, 2002
USA Today
Top Critic

Now I know what XXX stands for:Xtremely Xcruciating Xperience.

August 14, 2002
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

Cohen ... loads the film with pow.

August 14, 2002
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

[U]nrelentingly stupid.

August 12, 2002
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for XXX

This is surely the easiest film to make fun of, in the Vin Diesel canon. It was the first starring vehicle for the "Fast and the Furious" alum, and there's a reason why there's only been one sequel. The dialogue is disgustingly corny, the action is ridiculous, it's super dated by its' technology choices onscreen, and its' villains are ludicrously weird and out of place. The entire film is trying to be a super-fast paced adrenaline ride, utilizing strange costuming, European metal bands in the background of every scene, and gross choices in lighting. Vin Diesel is rheumy eyed throughout, coming off as a dork that has been given the chance to live out their fantasy in an action film. There's absolutely nothing that sets this apart from other action films, except all its references to its time period. It talks about online episodes, anarchists in a politically crazed country, and its look, which is always trying to steal from bigger, better films. Watch the version with RiffTrax, otherwise you won't enjoy any part of this dull, weird mishmash.

Spencer S.
Spencer S.

Super Reviewer

A very entertaining movie, its a typical Vin Diesel movie really and it is explosive and action packed!

Film Crazy
Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

XXX is a stupid, poorly executed action film that doesn't have anything great going for it. I absolutely felt that this was a waste of time. Not even Rammstein's cameo could save this film. The film might've had more potential with a better script and a much better actor. However the film was terrible. The films plot is very thin and very cliché. This was a stupid a poorly made action film that has no redeeming values. The acting and story are plainly horrible. Vin Diesel shows yet again that he has no skill as an actor. This film is a poorly made action film that has nothing good going for it. The film is pretty pointless, and it's pretty sloppy in the way it was made. The film is very silly. I mean an extreme sportsman with a "fuck you" attitude becoming a government operative is too stupid to my liking. I honestly thought that this film would be good, but I was wrong. XXX is yet another bad action film, and director Rob Cohen proves that he can't direct whatsoever. XXX is one of those films that should've never been made in the first place. If you're thinking about seeing the film, don't, it's a waste of time. If you love action films, pass up on this one, there's nothing good going on in the film. Like I said the plot isn't that good, or interesting. The film is a wasted opportunity to do something good, and it fails to hit the mark on so many levels.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

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