Parents' Guide to

XXX: State of the Union

By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Loud, violent, and predictable action movie.

Movie PG-13 2005 101 minutes
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age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

VERY bad language

This movie contains GD along with other cuss words throughout it

Is It Any Good?

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The plot of this sequel is simple enough, but Ice Cube makes a compelling action hero, more charming and complex than most. XXX: State of the Union's Darius holds his own against the extreme stunts of Vin Diesel in the prior film, displaying a stunning fearlessness as Darius infiltrates secret bunkers, jumps off bridges and onto flying helicopters, and takes part in heady car chases. If the outcome is never in question (after much mayhem, the heroes win), Darius' political position feels surprisingly nuanced for an action movie, especially in comparison to the flag-flying jingoism of Rob Cohen's XXX. Here, Darius and Agent Gibbons fight for U.S. values and ideals, but instead of a cartoonish Communist villain to take down, Triple X agents set their sights on an extremist faction with the U.S. government itself, led by the xenophobic Secretary of State. Seeing a Black-led team defy uniformed NSA agents on orders from Deckert -- to the lyrics of Public Enemy's "Fight the Power" and in the name of patriotism -- is a sight to behold. Still, XXX: State of the Union's optimistic message is achieved by loud, raucous, predictable action.

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