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xXx: Return of Xander Cage

  • Action
  • Drama
  • 2017
  • D J Caruso
  • 106 mins
  • 12A

Summary

Action thriller starring Vin Diesel, Samuel L Jackson and Donnie Yen. After years in exile, agent Xander Cage is brought back into action when a potentially lethal space weapon falls into the wrong hands.

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Review

A star rating of 1 out of 5.

After his debut in 2002, Vin Diesel's high-flying government agent returns after years in hiding to find a device that is turning satellites into deadly weapons. Macho exploitation is the order of the day in a film that is breathtakingly bad. From the Carry On-level script to the convoluted action scenes, this spy caper seems out-of-date even by it's own far-fetched standards. Every twist in the plot seems like a reason to blow up another exotic locale in a manner so cynical that it's hard to enjoy. Diesel glares through much of the proceedings, while talented performers such as Toni Collette and Donnie Yen are reduced to mediocre clichés. The muddied morality of the story also furthers the notion that we are here to see stunts rather than a coherent piece of cinema. These types of films are genetically engineered for sequels, but it's hard to think of anyone who would want to see more of this tosh.

Credits

Cast

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Xander Cage / xXxVin Diesel
XiangDonnie Yen
Agent Augustus GibbonsSamuel L Jackson
Jane MarkeToni Collette
Serena UngerDeepika Padukone
Harvard "Nicks" ZhouKris Wu
Adele WolffRuby Rose
TalonTony Jaa
Becky ClearidgeNina Dobrev
NeymarNeymar
Tennyson "The Torch"Rory McCann
Darius StoneIce Cube
HawkMichael Bisping
CIA DirectorAl Sapienza

Crew

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DirectorD J Caruso

Details

Theatrical distributor
Paramount
Released on
2017-01-19
Languages
English | Russian | Portuguese | Tagalog | Spanish
Guidance
Violence, swearing
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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