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  • Summary: NSA Agent Augustus Gibbons (Jackson), fresh off the success of his last renegade recruitment, once again finds himself in need of an outsider. Gibbons and his new agent (Ice Cube), also code named "XXX," must track a dangerous military splinter group led by Willem Dafoe that is conspiring toNSA Agent Augustus Gibbons (Jackson), fresh off the success of his last renegade recruitment, once again finds himself in need of an outsider. Gibbons and his new agent (Ice Cube), also code named "XXX," must track a dangerous military splinter group led by Willem Dafoe that is conspiring to overthrow the U.S. Government in the nation's capital. (Sony) Collapse
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 31
  2. Negative: 12 out of 31
  1. This is a B movie rooted in gut-level stirrings of power and retaliation.
  2. Opens explosively and never lets up.
  3. 60
    Thankfully, State Of The Union's pulpy, adrenalized blaxploitation spin on the secret-agent genre provides the dumb fun its predecessor should have dished out.
  4. Of course the movie's real raison d'etre is watching Ice Cube tear up government facilities and blockades with a tank, spout Schwarzenegger-style kiss-off lines, and commandeer the kind of babes and high-tech cars that James Bond usually plays with.
  5. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    40
    It's even louder and dumber than the first XXX, but if watching things fall down and go boom in a very big way makes you cheer, you're in luck.
  6. The special effects excite at first but wear out their welcome.
  7. How bad does it get? How far past the basement can one elevator go?

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 39
  2. Negative: 18 out of 39
  1. [Anonymous]
    Feb 15, 2006
    6
    The film has some entertaining moments that thrill in the grim sense. Some racist puns are decent, as with some of the action. So is jacking The film has some entertaining moments that thrill in the grim sense. Some racist puns are decent, as with some of the action. So is jacking a tank. The final CG sequence is so embarrassingly fake, it's an embarrassment. Just go for the first XXX. Expand
  2. Jan 21, 2015
    6
    This is really good action schlock. If you like The Fast And The Furious and movies like that, this is for you. They've even got some goodThis is really good action schlock. If you like The Fast And The Furious and movies like that, this is for you. They've even got some good jokes mixed in, which is a bit of a rarity for movies like this. Expand
  3. PatM.
    Apr 2, 2007
    0
    I didn't realize that being in the NRA made me a racist. I wish movies would stop putting those irritating political messages in their I didn't realize that being in the NRA made me a racist. I wish movies would stop putting those irritating political messages in their movies and just entertain me. Expand

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