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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    48

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 25

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly 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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  • 38

    out of 100

    USA Today 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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  • 80

    out of 100

    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.

  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times 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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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 13+

Vin Diesel, every teen's fantasy action hero.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this Vin Diesel movie has lots of intense action sequences and strong language for a PG-13 rating. Characters use drugs, drink, and smoke. In one scene, a number of people are killed in a particularly heartless fashion, while others watch and make fun of them. There are implied sexual situations, including a character telling his girlfriend to have sex with someone else and a woman given to X as a sexual favor, but nothing explicit is shown. A character explains his plans for world anarchy in a manner that is worth discussing with teenagers who see the film.

  • Families can talk about the different definitions of "freedom" that bad guy Yorgi, X, and Gibbons mean when they use the term.
  • What is your own definition? Why? How does X decide who deserves hisloyalty? How does Yorgi? How does Gibbons?
  • Parents might also discussthe sexual innuendos with their younger kids to put some of the poledancing favors into perspective. As for the rest, you might ask yourkids what makes a bad guy a bad guy?
  • The hero has good and bad in him.What do they admire? What do they think the rewards are for the hero?

The good stuff
  • rolemodels true0

    Role models: Triple X is given a chance to do some good rather than go to jail... that about says it all.

What to watch for
  • violence false4

    Violence: Chase scenes and big explosions, not too graphic.

  • sex false4

    Sex: A pole dance and suggested sex.

  • language false3

    Language: Some strong language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Drinking, smoking, and drug use; hero does not do any.

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