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War

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Douglas Curran

War

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
103 minutes
Wide Release Date:
08/24/07
performer:
Jet Li, Jason Statham
director:
Phillip Atwell
distributor:
Lions Gate Films
author:
Gregory J. Bradley, Lee Anthony Smith
genre:
ActionAdventure, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a B-

There are few cinematic crimes more heinous than making a boring action movie. Sadly, that’s what the first hour of Triads-versus-Yakuza thriller War is. We watch, idly, as Jason Statham’s dour, fuzzy FBI agent tracks the mysterious hitman (Jet Li) who killed his best friend and his family. And just as you think to yourself, ”This flick would be way better if it had Van Damme playing twins,” along comes a plot twist so ingenious that it almost redeems the rest of the flick. In fact, you kinda feel bad for the twist itself, which deserved a better home.