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STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
Unmissable 5 Stars
Excellent 4 Stars
Good 3 Stars
Poor 2 Stars
Tragic 1 Star

FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Vin Diesel
Asia Argento
Marton Csokas
Samuel L Jackson
Michael Roof
Directors
Rob Cohen
Screenwriters
Rich Wilkes
Running Time
123 minutes

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Plot
Having run out of suitable candidates for the American secret service, Agent Gibbons forcibly recruits extreme sports star Xander Cage, whom he threatens with prison if he doesn’t co-operate. Cage is plunged into a Prague-set terrorist plot.


Verdict
Sporadically entertaining, this is nevertheless seriously hampered by a very choppy screenplay. As for the star — well, Hollywood may have backed him all the way to the bank, but critics will likely wait for a better outing to decide whether Diesel really is something special, or just a case of Vin ordinaire.


Reviewed by Adam Smith

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