XXX Reviews

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July 14, 2007
As an action director, Mr. Cohen is competent, but this film -- which is pretty much as non-stop as an action movie can get -- needed a director with a little more finesse.
June 24, 2006
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.
December 6, 2005
Okay, that's it. My summer of movies has been completely pissed on.
December 6, 2005
Not since the days when Joel Silver ruled Hollywood and musclebound subliterates vied for supremacy on the big screen has the industry spawned a phenomenon as garish and confounding as Vin Diesel.
February 1, 2004
XXX seems like a missed opportunity -- not a commercial one, mind you, because the flick will no doubt make a mint -- but as an honest-to-goodness re-evaluation of spy flicks and their relevancy to an ever more youthful audience.
January 10, 2004
really just boring
September 6, 2003
The filmmakers are so intent on bludgeoning their audience into submission that after 10 minutes you've become numb.
May 20, 2003
The wondrous opening sequence was better than any Bond film, and things were looking up until the characters started talking.
February 12, 2003
Bond-inspired? Certainly. Likely to have decades of life as a classic movie franchise? Let's hope not.
December 18, 2002
A PlayStation game come to life, XXX is a movie almost exclusively dependent on the special effects department and the charm of its leading man, Vin Diesel. But it's sound and fury signifying nothing.
October 23, 2002
None of this has the suavity or classical familiarity of Bond, but much of it is good for a laugh. The problem with "XXX" is that its own action isn't very effective.
October 17, 2002
I think Diesel is a movie star-in-the-making: He's got the shape and glare of an early Stallone.
October 14, 2002
Determinedly XTrEmE SPoRtz!(tm)...and really, isn't that a little 1994?
October 10, 2002
The action is exhilarating but the dialogue is mostly hokey. Diesel needs a film cleverly written around him, not one he can just readily get his arms around.
October 2, 2002
While it may be fun to watch Vin Diesel blow things up and talk trash, he honestly deserves a better script to go with all that natural presence and athletic ability.
September 22, 2002
If young people are relating to Xander Cage, I'm afraid for our future.
September 19, 2002
Everything explodes into a massive ball of flames for no reason at all. And this overblown fakery makes it impossible to buy into the film at any level.
September 8, 2002
All guts and no glory. Great stuntwork despite physics.
September 4, 2002
You will bow down to [Diesel's] sovereignty as The Action Hero Of The 21st Century if Hollywood has to stomp you in the back with its jackboots. And don't think Hollywood won't do that if it has to.
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