xXx: Return of Xander Cage Reviews

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January 26, 2017
This is only slightly less dumb and nonsensical than the previous films, but it teems with thrilling action sequences and rollicking stunt work from the middle-aged Diesel and martial artist Donnie Yen.
January 24, 2017
Even in the weak signal that is the January movie season, xXx: The Return of Xander Cage hardly registers.
January 23, 2017
If it doesn't slap a big silly smile on your face, you may want to check your pulse.
January 21, 2017
The plot, with its multiple double-crosses and 'this group must somehow form a you-know-what' plot beats, could have been written on the back of a cocktail napkin.
January 20, 2017
Toward the end, the action becomes repetitive and tiresome, but there are pleasures to be had. Diesel is a terrific action star, in that he can give a movie a lift just by being there. Collette embraces the cold-blooded extremes of her role.
January 20, 2017
A rollicking shot of adrenaline that's every bit as ludicrous as the word soup posing as its title.
January 20, 2017
There isn't much point in reviewing a film that summarizes itself thusly: "Kick some ass, get the girl, and try to look dope while you're doing it." But a job's a job.
January 20, 2017
Action-movie franchise returns with more extreme-sports stunts, lunk-headed espionage and Vin Diesel selling stupid to audiences who are inexplicably eager to gobble it up. Damn shame.
January 20, 2017
While Jaa's and Yen's martial arts virtuosity doesn't get the showcase it deserves in shaky action scenes full of quick cuts, Diesel's cruder charms result in a couple of brutally exciting moments good for a lowest common denominator thrill.
January 20, 2017
Jam-packed with tedious, over-the-top action and testosterone-fueled machismo, Return of Xander is a throwback to a time when all action films were made for teenage boys.
January 20, 2017
All the one-line zingers in the world can't save Return of Xander Cage from its own moral confusion.
January 20, 2017
Big, dumb times call for big, dumb movies, and they don't come much bigger or dumber than "xXx: The Return of Xander Cage."
January 20, 2017
Left me deeply traumatized and suffering from injuries to my eardrums, my eyes, my mind, my soul, my aesthetic sensibility, and my sense of decency.
January 20, 2017
Super-secret agents, satellites falling out of the sky, Vin Diesel in a big fur coat - seriously, what is "XXX: The Return of Xander Cage" even about?
January 19, 2017
If watching Donnie Yen get barreled on a surf-bike is wrong, to hell with being right.
January 19, 2017
Rarely do five minutes elapse between some sort of laugh-out-loud absurdity, and the distinction between the film's intentional and unintentional comedy grows hazier as it goes.
January 19, 2017
[A] trashy action movie in the vein of the Fast and Furious franchise, which features the same star, Vin Diesel. Humans rather than vehicles do the daft stunts here, however.
January 19, 2017
He still looks like a hard-boiled egg sitting on top of a fire hydrant.
Top Critic
January 19, 2017
This is not a film that subtly suggests anything, but one of the things it insists upon most loudly is that women who are approximately 45 percent of Diesel's age cannot keep their hands off him.
January 19, 2017
Diesel is ridiculous here: a puffy, lunk-headed James Bond pushing 50, garbling witless wisecracks through what sounds like a mouthful of Pop Rocks in the rare screen time he can grab from his obvious stunt doubles.
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