67

Entertainment Weekly

There are few cinematic crimes more heinous than making a boring action movie. Sadly, that's what the first hour of Triads-versus-Yakuza thriller War is.
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63

Premiere

War is like Statham's other actioners "The Transporter" and "Crash" -- fun, but not big or dumb enough to be glorious.
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63

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
It's a complicated plot, but one that leaves plenty of room for everything a fan could want: gunplay, swordfights, brutal mano a mano fisticuffs, motorcycle races, car chases, Japanese gangsters eating sushi off of topless women, and that old standby, a decapitated head in a box.
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50

Variety

By Joe Leydon
Quickly devolves into a standard-issue crime drama laced with routine martial artistry.
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40

Austin Chronicle

The action sequences are shot in close-ups and with such rapid editing, it’s nearly impossible to find a sense of rhythm let alone follow what’s happening.
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40

Film Threat

Perhaps this movie would have been better off if it starred Steven Seagal and Tom Arnold.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Lacking even the galvanizing action sequences that would have compensated for suffering through its formulaic plot, this is a thoroughly forgettable exploitationer that will not enhance its stars' resumes.
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25

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Fun here is fleeting.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
If you want to see Li and Statham in an underwhelming martial arts film, rent "The One" instead. Li talks considerably more in that movie, but at least he punches a lot of people out.
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25

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

A kind of dumbed-down, souped-up action thriller in a quasi-"Lethal Weapon" mode.
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36 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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