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xXx: State of the Union Reviews

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Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
May 8, 2005
It may sound strange to say that this is another boring action film, but it's true.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
May 6, 2005
...panders to African-American audiences, giving them white caricatures no better than the mammies and bucks of Hollywood's segregated days.
Austin O'Connor
Lowell Sun
May 6, 2005
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
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News
May 6, 2005
Is it too late to toss Ice Cube's name into the hat in the new James Bond sweepstakes? I'd be down with that.
| Original Score: 3/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
May 4, 2005
A colossal bore.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
May 4, 2005
It's not awful or terrible; it's just generic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy
May 4, 2005
one of the most uninspired and misconceived big-budget action flicks I've ever had to sit through.
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
May 4, 2005
No one expects brilliant writing in a movie like this, but there are limits -- or there should be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Vince Koehler
Entertainment Spectrum
May 3, 2005
The plot is "ice" thin and Ice Cube can't hold a candle to Van Diesel in my opinion. If you like a lot of car explosions and action packed scenes you will like this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Peter L'Official
Village Voice
May 3, 2005
Explosions abound, along with expository dialogue and a ham-tastic triad of performances from Sam Jackson, Willem Dafoe, and Peter Strauss.
Boo Allen
Denton Record-Chronicle
May 3, 2005
Just what we need, a chubby, surly, incomprehensible action hero.
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Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
May 2, 2005
A self-consciously dumb political thriller isn't given room to do much.
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Jackie K. Cooper
May 2, 2005
Somewhere Vin Diesel is laughing all the way to the bank.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 4/10
Susan Granger
May 2, 2005
The non-stop gratuitous violence/explosions/crashes are so implausible that this tedious thriller resembles an arcade video game.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
May 2, 2005
This is that rare B movie that's rooted in gut-level stirrings of power and retaliation.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Mark Ramsey
May 2, 2005
Peter Strauss is taking a few moments from his busy schedule of gardening with Miracle Gro, which evidently is not miraculous enough to conjure the "w" in "grow."
Full Review | Original Score: D
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
May 2, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
May 1, 2005
A completely generic action film with nothing to hold your attention and no one for you to care about.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
May 1, 2005
You always have the option of giving yourself a lobotomy before seeing this. If you do that, you just might like it (or even understand it).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jesse Hassenger
April 30, 2005
chintzy effects work and quasi-military quasi-thrills actually bring to mind a cheesy late-eighties action picture, albeit with less appalling politics
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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