XXX Reviews

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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.
November 19, 2002
Vin may not yet be a Bond, or a Terminator, or even Conan the Barbarian. But he's got presence and charisma.
October 2, 2002
Diesel's a limited actor but a great performer - he just exudes cool. It's his charisma -- coupled with the raw sex appeal of Asia Argento's X girl -- that makes Rob Cohen's movie tick.
August 23, 2002
The director piles on one expensive but impersonal action scene after another.
August 14, 2002
Now I know what XXX stands for:Xtremely Xcruciating Xperience.
August 14, 2002
Cohen ... loads the film with pow.
August 12, 2002
[U]nrelentingly stupid.
August 10, 2002
Move over, James Bond: Vin Diesel's in the house.
August 9, 2002
Essentially a dumb guy's day in Heaven.
August 9, 2002
Watching [Diesel] ... is a lot more fun than staying with the ever-feebler Pierce Brosnan in his decrepit adventures as MGM tries desperately to keep the creaking Bond franchise upright.
August 9, 2002
Rather than 'a new breed of secret agent,' the makers of XXX have created a dumber version of Rambo, and I have just one question: YYY?
August 9, 2002
For all the high-end stunts and tricked-out production design, much of the action comes off as curiously flat.
August 9, 2002
Its scale and audacity, its brashness and vulgarity make it a pleasure from beginning to end -- or a guilty pleasure for those prone to guilt.
August 9, 2002
It's hard to tell with all the crashing and banging where the salesmanship ends and the movie begins.
August 9, 2002
For all its alleged youthful fire, XXX is no less subservient to Bond's tired formula of guns, girls and gadgets while brandishing a new action hero.
August 9, 2002
The pretensions -- and disposable story -- sink the movie. And Diesel isn't the actor to save it.
August 9, 2002
The racially ambiguous Diesel cuts a fine action figure. He has the glacial swagger left over from his bouncer days and looks as if he's been bench-pressing Sylvester Stallone since he was 12.
August 9, 2002
Unfortunately, its efforts to pander to this pubescent demographic are often laughable.
August 9, 2002
Ultimately, this is a movie as generic as its title.
August 9, 2002
Every defiantly over-the-top action scene -- from high-stakes car chases to fearsome drug busts -- seizes your adrenal gland and milks it like an epileptic farmer.
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