XXX

2002

XXX

Critics Consensus

It has an endearing lack of seriousness, and Vin Diesel has more than enough muscle for the starring role, but ultimately, XXX is a missed opportunity to breathe new life into the spy thriller genre.

48%

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Movie Info

Xander "XXX" Cage is a notorious underground thrill seeker who, until now, has been deemed untouchable by the law. NSA Agent Gibbons forces XXX to cooperate with the government to infiltrate an underground Russian crime ring to avoid going to prison. Betting XXX can succeed where other conventional spies have failed, Gibbons sends XXX to enter this world of crime undetected, using his natural athletic prowess and a whole lot of attitude. Enlisted for a dangerous covert mission, he must combat a clever, organized and ruthless crime enemy far beyond the scope of his experience.

Cast

Vin Diesel
as Xander Cage
Danny Trejo
as El Jefe
Michael Roof
as Shavers
Tom Everett
as Sen. Hotchkiss
Petr Jakl
as Kolya
Rick Thorne
as Caddy Passenger
Jason Ellis
as Van Video Shooter
Eve
as J.J.
Brian Deegan
as Extreme Guy
Colin McKay
as Van Driver
William Hope
as Agent Roger Donnan
Tony Hawk
as Caddy Driver
Rob Wells
as Xander's Friend
Mat Hoffman
as Extreme Guy
Carey Hart
as Caddy Passenger
Martin Barta
as Male Opera Singer
Martina Bauerova
as Female Opera Singer
Rammstein
as Themselves
Orbital
as Themselves
David Asman
as Agent Polk
Vitezsalv Bouchner
as Head Technician
TeeJay Boyce
as Bimbo Intern
Armando Cantina
as Field Worker
Vaclav Chalupa
as Nervous Hacker
Alena Cihalikova
as Xander's Bedroom Dancer
Estaban Cueto
as Gold Tooth Narco
Mike Escamilla
as Ramp Truck Passenger
Tanner Gill
as Trucker
Martin Hub
as Ivan Podrov
Roman Matrka
as Czech Agent
Ted Maynard
as James Tannick
Joshua Montero
as Child Field Worker
F. Valentino Morales
as Short Order Cook/NSA Agent
Michal Muller
as Zither Player
Ivo Niederle
as Head Chemist
Lubos Pospisil
as Czech Major
Ivan Rueda
as Child Field Worker
Martina Smukova
as Female Czech Cop
Leonard Thomas
as NSA Agent
Radek Tomecka
as Ivan Pedgrag
Marek Vasut
as Czech General
Scott Waugh
as Stock Broker
Rich Wilkes
as Tall Guy
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Critic Reviews for XXX

All Critics (179) | Top Critics (36) | Fresh (86) | Rotten (93)

  • If Dubya and Dick Cheney had made their very own post-9/11 patriotic propaganda movie for the teens they need as globalisation fodder, then this would be it.

    Jun 24, 2006 | Full Review…

    Geoff Andrew

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • Vin may not yet be a Bond, or a Terminator, or even Conan the Barbarian. But he's got presence and charisma.

    Nov 19, 2002 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Diesel's a limited actor but a great performer - he just exudes cool. It's his charisma -- coupled with the raw sex appeal of Asia Argento's X girl -- that makes Rob Cohen's movie tick.

    Oct 2, 2002 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Nev Pierce

    BBC.com
    Top Critic
  • The director piles on one expensive but impersonal action scene after another.

    Aug 23, 2002 | Rating: 1.5/4

    Mike Clark

    USA Today
    Top Critic
  • Now I know what XXX stands for:Xtremely Xcruciating Xperience.

    Aug 14, 2002
  • Cohen ... loads the film with pow.

    Aug 14, 2002 | Rating: 2/4

Audience Reviews for XXX

  • Jul 30, 2017
    Basically this is an American James Bond film made for 12 year olds, Full of over the top action which I never really liked as it ruins the whole film for me, But it's pretty fun at times, Predictable but fun, Maybe the age certificate didn't help in the action scenes though, Although it's pretty poor acted and the one liners and dialogue were pretty awful Vin Diesel was fun to watch as he wasn't a morbid, Croaky bore like he usually is he actually looked like he wanted to be there for once, The plot is Ripped off from every Bond film so we know what's going to happen and when, If I reviewed this when I was 12 I'd of given it 5 stars but age and maturity kicked in and it gets a solid 3 stars just for being brain dead fun.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Jan 17, 2017
    If any future filmmakers are looking for inspiration in the guilty-pleasure high octane action genre, xXx is exactly the film to look into. What's not to like about it? Heck, even the horribly awful things are entertaining. Back when Vin Diesel decided not to come back to the Fast & Furious franchise, he chose to join F&F 1 director Rob Cohen in taking on another ridiculous action extravaganza, xXx. Now, the Fast & Furious franchise has figured out the right balance of lighthearted humor, bada** action sequences, and developed characters who we actually care about. xXx certainly has fun action, but that's about it. The humor is there, but in no way do I believe it's intentionally funny. And the characters are pretty awful. Or, at least the dialogue coming out of their mouths is awful. But does a film like this really need to have great dialogue? I guess not. Especially when it contains countless one-liners that do nothing but put a smile on my face from ear to ear. Essentially, this is just another Fast & Furious movie. Fast cars, explosions, women in scantily clad attire, incoherent plots, over-the-top villains, and catchy music. All are staples of the franchise, and Xander Cage's first film outing is no different. The supporting characters are fittingly absurd and bizzare, led by a prototypical performance from Samuel L. Jackson & an equally clichéd turn from Marton Csokas. I think the bottom line is, this movie is so far-fetched and insane that it works as one of the best mindless action adventures of the last decade. No one would believe a guy like Xander Cage would be recruited as an undercover agent in any sort of organization, but that's not really the point. xXx sets out to entertain, and that it does. +One-liners +Full-throttle action +Over-the-top -Really, really awful dialogue -Cliched -Does anyone actually care about these characters? 6.4/10
    Thomas D Super Reviewer
  • Apr 12, 2013
    Gawd all frickin' mighty. How do people like Vin Diesel in these films? A clear candidate for most annoying action hero of all time. This is complete crap.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Nov 30, 2012
    Some of the action scenes are okay but the story is dull and Diesel is no James Bond with the ladies. The kissing scenes are way too much to bear and these are extended shots. Rob Cohen is far from a great filmmaker and you only need to see how the dialogue is delivered to know he isn't looking for anything with substance. The avalanche scene is probably the most memorable thing about this dull misfire that was looking to kickstart a new franchise. This film might appeal to the fast and furious crowds but anyone else will find nothing but boring Diesel attempts at being a central character. Riddick is the only character I've enjoyed. 07/07/2017.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer

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