xXx: Return of Xander Cage
xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017)

The third explosive chapter of the blockbuster franchise that redefined the spy thriller finds extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) coming out of self-imposed exile and on a collision course with deadly alpha… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 20, 2017
DVD Release Date: May 16, 2017
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: xXx: Return of Xander Cage should satisfy fans of the first two installments, but its preponderance of set pieces can't quite make up for a tired storyline that fails to take the franchise -- or action fans -- anywhere new.

Leah Pickett
Chicago Reader

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.

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Glenn Kenny
RogerEbert.com

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.

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Andrew Lapin
Uproxx

Do you think a guy like [Vin] Diesel would ever allow himself to remark, on camera, that he's getting too old for this?

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Jude Dry
indieWire

Even in the weak signal that is the January movie season, xXx: The Return of Xander Cage hardly registers.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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John Serba
MLive.com

The warmth you feel traveling down your spine as you watch is nothing to worry about. It's just brain melt, and you won't need the organ to survive a screening of the film.

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

If it doesn't slap a big silly smile on your face, you may want to check your pulse.

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Joey Nolfi
Entertainment Weekly

A rollicking shot of adrenaline that's every bit as ludicrous as the word soup posing as its title.

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Tara Brady
Irish Times

If it isn't a crime to chop up the beautiful fight choreography of Donnie Yen into unintelligible ribbons, well, it ought to be.

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Flixster Audience Score: 38% Flixster User Reviews
Eugene Bernabe
Vin Diesel attempts to revitalize an older property using the same magic (and even, concept) as his beloved Fast & Furious saga, but it ultimately becomes… More
Jamie Clarke
Just as much fun as the first, Better than the second, Full of over the top action that got silly in places but good in others too, The story is predictable and… More
Phil Hubbs
Some people have been wanting to see a different angle on [i]James Bond[/i], perhaps diversifying the main role, well look no further. Yes I realise its a bit… More
Brendan Nicholls
The first 20 minutes was just a sequence of boring characters, one which includes Vin attempting a love scene, definitely not the guys strong suit. The plot… More
KJ Proulx
I'm going to do my absolute best to leave personal bias out of this review, but in all fairness, personal bias really won't be necessary. When you go… More
Chrisanne Chin
Xander Cage is the alternative universe to the very successful Fast and Furious franchise. If FF series is about cars, then XC is about bikes and water skis,… More