Xander "XXX" Cage (Vin Diesel), a notorious underground rush-seeker deemed untouchable by the law, is coerced by NSA Agent Gibbons (Samuel L. Jackson) to cooperate with the government and infiltrate a Russian crime ring. If XXX succeeds, Gibbons promises to keep him out of prison. Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious) directs this high-octane, action-packed thrill ride. Asia Argento and Marton Csokas co-star.
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Netflix Rating: 3.5
Rotten Tomatoes: Rotten 48%
Critics' score: 48   Audience score: 69   Rotten Tomatoes page
Top Rotten Tomatoes Critics

The director piles on one expensive but impersonal action scene after another. full review

Mike Clark, USA Today

Now I know what XXX stands for:Xtremely Xcruciating Xperience.

Bill Muller, Arizona Republic

Cohen ... loads the film with pow.

Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

[U]nrelentingly stupid. full review

Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper

Move over, James Bond: Vin Diesel's in the house. full review

Essentially a dumb guy's day in Heaven.

Desson Thomson, Washington Post

Watching [Diesel] ... is a lot more fun than staying with the ever-feebler Pierce Brosnan in his decrepit adventures as MGM tries desperately to keep the creaking Bond franchise upright.

Stephen Hunter, Washington Post

Rather than 'a new breed of secret agent,' the makers of XXX have created a dumber version of Rambo, and I have just one question: YYY? full review

Peter Howell, Toronto Star

Its scale and audacity, its brashness and vulgarity make it a pleasure from beginning to end -- or a guilty pleasure for those prone to guilt. full review

Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

Diesel makes poor Pierce Brosnan, the current James Bond, seem not only middle-aged (which, of course, he is) but also fussy, effete and sadly out-of-date. full review

Joe Baltake, Sacramento Bee

It's hard to tell with all the crashing and banging where the salesmanship ends and the movie begins. full review

Gene Seymour, Newsday

For all its alleged youthful fire, XXX is no less subservient to Bond's tired formula of guns, girls and gadgets while brandishing a new action hero. full review

Bruce Westbrook, Houston Chronicle

The pretensions -- and disposable story -- sink the movie. And Diesel isn't the actor to save it. full review

Steven Rosen, Denver Post

The racially ambiguous Diesel cuts a fine action figure. He has the glacial swagger left over from his bouncer days and looks as if he's been bench-pressing Sylvester Stallone since he was 12. full review

Wesley Morris, Boston Globe

Ultimately, this is a movie as generic as its title. full review

Rick Groen, Globe and Mail

Unfortunately, its efforts to pander to this pubescent demographic are often laughable.

Jonathan Foreman, New York Post

Every defiantly over-the-top action scene -- from high-stakes car chases to fearsome drug busts -- seizes your adrenal gland and milks it like an epileptic farmer. full review

Scott Steinberg, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

In its own punk way, XXX is as good as a good Bond movie, and that's saying something. full review

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

In XXX, Diesel is that rare creature -- an action hero with table manners, and one who proves that elegance is more than tattoo deep. full review

Stephanie Zacharek,

This is perhaps the silliest movie ever to certify the arrival of a major star since, well, The Fast and the Furious, the last Cohen-Diesel collaboration. full review

Elvis Mitchell, New York Times
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