4.4/10
60,929
222 user 84 critic

xXx: State of the Union (2005)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 29 April 2005 (USA)
Trailer
2:26 | Trailer

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC
Darius Stone, a new agent in the xXx program, is sent to Washington, D.C. to stop a coup attempt against the President of the United States.

Director:

Writers:

(characters),
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... General George Deckert
... Agent Augustus Eugene Gibbons
... Darius Stone / XXX
... Agent Kyle Christopher Steele
... Zeke
... President James Sanford
Michael Roof ... Agent Toby Lee Shavers
... Charlie Mayweather
... Lola Jackson
... Lt. Alabama 'Bama' Cobb (as John G. Connolly)
... Agent Meadows (as Ramón De Ocampo)
... Bull
Michael Don Evans ... Conductor
... Agent
... General Jack Pettibone
Edit

Storyline

Agent Augustus Gibbons has selected an imprisoned former US Navy SEAL Darius Stone, a new agent in the XXX program, travels to Washington D.C., where they track a splinter faction of the U.S. military that attempts to overthrow the U.S. government and assassinate the President, led by Secretary of Defense and former 4-Star General George Deckert, Stone's former commanding officer whom he once led a mutiny against. But he's been targeted for assassination by a radical splinter group of dissenters deep within the United States government. The new XXX agent must uncover the insurgents from within. It is the nation's only hope to stop the first coup d'etat in American history. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The greatest threat to our nation comes from within. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense action violence and some language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 April 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

xXx Squared  »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,712,272, 1 May 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$26,873,932

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$71,022,693
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The rifles that Deckert's men use, during the attack on the NSA, and in the Chamber of Commerce scenes, are replicas of the experimental XM8 assault rifle. They are actually visually modified German G36K assault rifles, as can be seen from a visible hinge allowing their stocks to fold. See more »

Goofs

Right after Darius blows the boats, Steele is on the dock firing at him. It is clearly shown that he shoots a couple rounds but his finger is not on the trigger. See more »

Quotes

[Deckert quotes Jefferson to justify his actions the President]
Gen. George Octavius Deckert: "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots."
President James Sanford: "... and tyrants." *That's* the *end* of the quote.
See more »

Connections

Follows xXx (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

State of the Union
Written by Julian Bunetta and Peter Bunetta
Performed by Peter Bunetta
Courtesy of Family Affair Productions
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
So bad it deserves another star
6 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

Whether he's in them (Chronicles of Riddick) or not (2 Fast 2 Furious, and now XXX2), sequels to Vin Diesel movies stink. Not that the original were masterpieces, but at least they showed evidence of having been put together with a modicum of thought.

Here's the shooting schedule for XXX2: scribble a bad-guy-in-the-White-House-plots-an-overthrow script on a piece of toilet paper, then blow stuff up, slap a blonde around, get Nona Gaye to show a bit of booty, wreck various vehicles and throw in as much macho posturing and 'attitude' as possible. By the way, what exactly is 'attitude'? Because it looks suspiciously like 'obnoxiousness' to me.

Since coming to international attention with his excellent contemporary Maori drama Once Were Warriors, director Lee Tamahori appears to have lost the ability to construct a coherent film. He derailed the Bond franchise with 'Dire Nother Day' and now ditches his last shred of movie-making self-respect with this brain-liquefying drivel.

Nobody expects an acting masterclass from an action movie, but this proves that actors are only as good as their dialogue. Samuel L Jackson and Willem Dafoe (who evidently didn't embarrass himself enough with Speed 2) give shamefully mercenary performances, while Cube is about as convincing an action hero as Harry Knowles.

Who'll be XXX3? The person should be different... unexpected... have their own attitude. I vote for Maggie Smith.


5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 222 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial