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An FBI Agent seeks vengeance on a mysterious assassin known as "Rogue" who murdered his partner.

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Storyline

After his partner Tom Lone and family are killed apparently by the infamous and elusive assassin Rogue, FBI agent Jack Crawford becomes obsessed with revenge as his world unravels into a vortex of guilt and betrayal. Rogue eventually resurfaces to settle a score of his own, setting off a bloody crime war between Asian mob rivals Chang of the Triad's and Yakuza boss Shiro. When Jack and Rogue finally come face to face, the ultimate truth of their pasts will be revealed. Written by CartmanKun@aol.com

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assassin | fbi | betrayal | yakuza | triad | See All (145) »

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Vengeance is the ultimate weapon. See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for sequences of strong bloody violence, sexuality/nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 August 2007 (USA)  »

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Rogue  »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£207,091 (UK) (28 September 2007)

Gross:

£207,091 (UK) (28 September 2007)
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The motorcycle ridden by Jet Li is a Hellcat made by Confederate Motor Company. See more »

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As Jet Li enters the upstairs office of Shiro's showroom, the doors are opened by two employees. The sound you hear is of a latch and strike plate, neither of which were on the doors. See more »

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Rogue: Tom Lone is dead. My name is Rogue.
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References Kiss of the Dragon (2001) See more »

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Several Weaknesses Mar This Good Film
27 August 2007 | by (utah) – See all my reviews

"War" is a serious, sophisticated, powerful action-thriller with a decent plot and good performances, especially by Jet Li. The sound effects, music, and action work together to rip the tension down off the screen. This is wonderful example of no-nonsense, make do without the stupid jokes and rapport and focus on the methodical psyche on both on the part of the characters on the screen and the audience. Unfortunately, the accumulation of weak spots and a rather abrupt and discordant ending almost ruin this movie. There is one scene where Jet Li's actions as a master assassin is sorely tests credibility by how easily he is discovered and almost caught and there is a another scene where Jet Li's facial expression is caught revealing something other than the stoic, stern look in the most obvious scene as if to say let's try to show the audience that he's really OK. Chang's wife, the Chinese Triad, in the scene which she has an opportunity to speak to Jet Li alone seems incredibly amateurish, unpolished as a performance, almost droning artificial from the rest of the movie. While there is great action and fighting in this movie, there is one fight scene where it becomes so furious, even in the beginning, that it's impossible to follow what is happening to whom whereby the story gets jumbled and collapses partially - becoming fighting for fighting sake whereas a great director would have been able to save the plot outline even in this complicated and physically well-executed stretch of the movie. Jason Statham's seems to have martial arts skills above his job classification which make it sometimes a bit incredible, but still enjoyable. By the time the twist comes along, it's actually quite a nice one, but not executed with the greatest of credibility, it just doesn't seem plausible that it could have happened the way it did. Finally, the ending just isn't as well done as the rest of the movie, it just seems to lose power somewhat and end abruptly without a sense of cinematic satisfaction. These critical comments do not however sufficiently take away from the movie to transform it into a bad or even mediocre movie. This is overall a good, compelling, and rather complicatedly sublime movie. This movie is rich with action, sound with its characters that sometimes plays out as a psychological thriller and Shakespearean caliber. It could have, however, been a really great movie.


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