• Released
  • April 29, 2005
  • PG-13
  • Action/Adventure
  • 294 Fan Ratings
75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
This is a B movie rooted in gut-level stirrings of power and retaliation.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
A smooth blend of visual special effects, exceptional stunts, fluid photography, sharp design and a possible best-selling soundtrack.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
There are really only two kinds of big-budget action movies: stupid, and good and stupid. Surprisingly, XXX: State of the Union is good and stupid, which makes it an immediate improvement over 2002's meatheaded "XXX."
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Theater of the absurd, masquerading as an action thriller.
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50

Miami Herald

By Peter Debruge
Basically the first movie all over again, with plenty more of the bridge-jumping, rocket-launching action that audiences loved about the original.
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Most of the movie is standard action fare, but the political commentary is interesting when it's allowed to surface.
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
At least this movie seems more aware of its trashiness than "National Treasure" was. It's therefore freer to have some off-the-cuff fun the way Steven Seagal's more tolerable vehicles once did.
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25

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Critics are inclined to describe the action in films like "XXX" and Lee Tamahori's sequel, XXX: State of the Union, as "cartoon violence." I'll resist doing that out of respect for cartoons.
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12

Philadelphia Inquirer

By David Hiltbrand
Appalling sequel.
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0

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
How bad does it get? How far past the basement can one elevator go?
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37 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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