The Art of War
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Ruthless terrorists are threatening to bring down the United Nations. They frame the one man they believe can stop them - an international security expert named Shaw. Now he must run from his own allies and become a solitary force for good, as he tries to stop what could become World War III.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 16%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"In this pretentiously titled international thriller, which is sloppily directed, Wesley Snipes plays an American agent who gets involved in the emerging relations between China and the Western world, with a shaky U.N. placed right in the middle."
‑ Emanuel Levy, Variety
"The audio gambits are so commanding that at times, you forget that they're just about the only thing gripping your attention."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Sun Tzu believed that becoming predictable would lead to disaster. Apparently, the creators of The Art of War couldn't be bothered to take him to heart."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"..straining believability factor is Snipes escaping certain death every ten minutes. If you just can't be killed, or even mildly maimed, where's the suspense?"
‑ Prairie Miller, WBAI Web Radio
"It would be nice if Beach had done some research instead of this moronic mishmash."
‑ Eric Lurio, Greenwich Village Gazette
"Quickly falls into B-picture visual cliche, accompanied by leaden dialogue, as it simplifies its ambitious story for the sake of too many shootouts and overblown chases."
‑ Loren King, Boston Globe
"The film is a too-loud, poorly directed and seriously overedited addition to the tired genre of double-crossing international conspiracy movies."
‑ John Petrakis, Chicago Tribune
"If Wesley Snipes were TWICE as cool as he thinks he is...this movie would still stink."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"The title alone is a tip-off that the filmmakers feel they are making something much more grand that what actually appears on-screen."
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"In the end, [the film is] a lost cause but the effort does not go unnoticed."
‑ Wade Major, Boxoffice Magazine
"A disgustingly violent morass of high-tech beatings and killings."
‑ Paul Tatara,
"...[features] several unexpectedly enthralling action sequences..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Wesley Snipes knows how to kick some ass but he really cannot pick a script."
‑ Karina Montgomery, Cinerina
"As directed by Christian Duguay with two left feet and no visual sense, Art of War fails to deliver even as a stock action film."
‑ J. Rentilly, TNT's Rough Cut
"The picture ... wants badly to be the next Entrapment, which it isn't."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
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