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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) Expand
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Score distribution:
  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. Reviewed by: Peter L'Official
    40
    The winking title X Cubed somehow eluded the makers of this sequel, along with plot coherency, character development, or clever explosions of genre convention.
  5. 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.
  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 40
  2. Negative: 19 out of 40
  1. Sam
    May 6, 2006
    7
    The whole movie defines perfect summer entertainment. Too bad it came out in April.
  2. May 9, 2013
    6
    I like Ice Cube, but the biggest flaw with this movie is you expect Vin Diesel. It`s ok but feels wrong for the most part. I think they wouldI like Ice Cube, but the biggest flaw with this movie is you expect Vin Diesel. It`s ok but feels wrong for the most part. I think they would be better off changing the name and a few things in the movie to separate from the series. Expand
  3. kharagh
    Sep 6, 2005
    5
    It wasn't that bad. More entertaining than Stealth.
  4. 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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