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By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

What is it good for? Bloody fighting, apparently.

Movie R 2007 103 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 17+

Not really my taste

R: sequences of intense violence throughout, some nude, and pervasive strong language
age 2+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (4):

War's rudimentary plot doesn't go much beyond the basic premise; more disappointing are the limits the film places on its two charismatic stars. Li's only job is to look mysterious and speak very little, and Statham is relegated to charging around and watching his young, loyal, multicultural team members picked off one by one. Though frontloaded with fights and crashes, the formula actually seems to slow down the speedy action.

In his feature film debut, director Philip G. Atwell displays a fondness for fast cuts and close-ups, with an emphasis on big sound effects and machismo. He fleshes out the movie's fundamental revenge story with international jet-setting and plot points that have family members turning into both loyal fighters and victims.

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