Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A threat to the Bond franchise? Not a threat so much as a salute. I don't want James Bond to turn crude and muscular on me; I like the suave style. But I like Xander, too, especially since he seems to have studied Bond so very carefully.
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Wall Street Journal

To top it all off, no matter where you sit in the theater, no matter how far you arch back in your seat, there's no escaping the sensation that all the action on the screen is taking place about three feet from your face. I loved it.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
In terms of adrenaline, XXX is one of the most satisfying entries this summer.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
As Diesel says, ''I like something fast enough to do something stupid in.'' Mission accomplished.
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
As junky as the movie is, you've gotta love its immersion in the preposterous and its naive hope that street credibility and attitude, along with a need for speed, are all that's really necessary in this big, bad world.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
In Hollywood, and perhaps beyond, there's nothing more predictable than a rebel with a cause. XXX pretends otherwise, but isn't really fooling anyone -- ultimately, this is a movie as generic as its title.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Less a movie than a collection of pretty cool action set-pieces, linked together with some seriously awful acting and dialogue that even Dr. Evil couldn't deliver with a straight face.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's hard to hate a movie, even one this droolingly crass, that knows how to laugh at itself.
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
All you get here for paid admission is a long and terrific avalanche scene -- state of the art, no question. Then it's over and ready to melt away, much like memories of this movie.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Even in the summertime, the most restless young audience deserves the dignity of an action hero motivated by something more than franchise possibilities. Movies like XXX -- a big 000 -- don't deserve our $$$.
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48 out of 100
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