War (Rogue Assassin)
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An FBI agent whose partner and family were killed by a notorious assassin sets out for revenge as the elusive triggerman sparks a sprawling gang war between the triads and the yakuza in the feature debut from prolific music video director Phillip Atwell. FBI sgent Jack Crawford (Jason Statham) is a man driven by vengeance. After his partner, Tom Lone (Terry Chen), and his family fell to bullets fired by infamous hitman Rogue (Jet Li), Crawford makes it his life mission to ferret out the slippery killer. Complications arise when it begins to appear as if Rogue has a mission of his own to carry… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 14%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[A] routine crime thriller."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"In spite of a late-game adrenaline surge, the hoped-for fireworks between Li and Statham never quite materialize."
‑ Nathan Rabin, AV Club
"A needlessly elaborate plot somewhat spoils the pairing of these martial-arts icons, but this sturdy B-movie thriller has enough style to overcome its formulaic trappings."
‑ Tim Grierson, Screendaily
"It's inexplicable that the filmmakers haven't given the stars many opportunities to pull out their celebrated skills en route to their inevitable head-on collision."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"Badly plotted, poorly directed action flick - it's no surprise this wasn't shown to critics before its release."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"What is it good for? Absolutely nothing."
‑ Ben Walters, Time Out
"Not so much a narrative as a barrage of violent images designed to beat the brain into abject surrender."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Acaba revelando, em seu ato final, um esforço intrigante para surpreender o espectador, a esta altura, já fomos obrigados a agüentar uma infinidade de diálogos desastrosos e seqüências frouxas de ação e pouco pode ser feito para salvar o filme."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Considering the extent of action/fight/chase/shootout and stunts, the film seems to drag a bit. But then I like my action films to have good stories and interesting characters."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"War is a big dumb potboiler that manages the almost impossible trick of making explosions, swordfights and car chases actually seem boring."
‑ , Daily Mirror [UK]
"Just as you think to yourself, ''This flick would be way better if it had Van Damme playing twins,'' along comes a plot twist so ingenious that it almost redeems the rest of the flick."
‑ Marc Bernardin, Entertainment Weekly
"Lacking even the galvanizing action sequences that would have compensated for suffering through its formulaic plot, this is a thoroughly forgettable exploitationer."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Proefibikon prodiagrafon astynomiki peripeteia, me yperanalytiko epanalambanomeno senario anamenomenis plokis, tigka sta ftina kolpakia toy montaz gia petyhei ayto to cool binteoklipistiko"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"All together now: 'War! Hurgh! What is it it good for?'"
‑ Paul Arendt, BBC.com
"Like its leading men, War's got a few handy moves up its sleeve, but when the dust-ups clear it emerges underwritten and over-cranked."
‑ James White, Total Film
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