xXx: State of the Union
xXx: State of the Union (2005)

A new renegade fighter rises to defend the United States from an internal threat in this action thriller. Augustus Gibbons (Samuel L. Jackson) of the National Security Agency has successfully dealt with a number of threats to America's… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 26, 2005
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33%



Critic Score: 16% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Even more absurd and implausible than the first XXX movie, State of the Union is less inspired and technically competent than its predecessor.

Peter L'Official
Village Voice

Explosions abound, along with expository dialogue and a ham-tastic triad of performances from Sam Jackson, Willem Dafoe, and Peter Strauss.

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Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com

You'd need a crane to suspend your disbelief.

Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

In light of the cinematic abomination that is "XXX: State Of The Union," Vin Diesel made the right choice by refusing to do another "xXx" movie unless Rob Cohen continued to direct the franchise.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

This is that rare B movie that's rooted in gut-level stirrings of power and retaliation.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

So devoid of craft, it looks as though it were filmed by robots.

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Kam Williams
Princeton Town Topics

XXXcruciating!

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

So primitive, it must have been written in lizard blood on animal skin.

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

A crisp adventure that grows increasingly audacious (the story climaxes with a huge battle waged in the Capitol) if only lightly enjoyable.

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Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

Youngsters and action junkies won't mind the film's ridiculous gadgets, secret tunnels and hairsbreadth escapes, but everyone else will have to check credibility at the door.

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Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
Film Crazy
An entertaining movie that doesnt have a lot going on but you can appreciate the action sequences not as good as the first but entertaining enough!
Dean !
A very poor sequel when the first was so good. Just looks wrong and the plot is laughable at times. Stick with the first.
Phil Hubbs
Not a bad film really, just run of the mill action flick that wouldn't look outta place from the 80's. A nice opening sequence that looks pretty smart… More
Martin Sahlin
Far superior to the first one (mostly....only because Vin Diesel isn't in it) ...This is the best rating it could hope for. So they should all be happy.
Marc Lewis
Hmmm...Who should be the next xXx, a secret agent devoting his life to loyalty and honor with more skills than a Navy SEAL, Spetsnaz soldier, and KSK soldier… More
KJ Proulx
An unnecessary sequel to an otherwise good film that was fine by itself!

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