Xander Cage is left for dead after an incident, though he secretly returns to action for a new, tough assignment with his handler Augustus Gibbons.


D.J. Caruso


Rich Wilkes (based on characters created by), F. Scott Frazier
2,470 ( 396)
1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Vin Diesel ... Xander Cage
Donnie Yen ... Xiang
Deepika Padukone ... Serena Unger
Kris Wu ... Nicks
Ruby Rose ... Adele Wolff
Tony Jaa ... Talon
Nina Dobrev ... Becky Clearidge
Rory McCann ... Tennyson Torch
Toni Collette ... Jane Marke
Samuel L. Jackson ... Augustus Gibbons
Ice Cube ... Darius Stone
Hermione Corfield ... Ainsley
Tony Gonzalez ... Paul Donovan
Michael Bisping ... Hawk
Al Sapienza ... CIA Director


Extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) comes out of self-imposed exile, thought to be long dead, and is set on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang (Donnie Yen) and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora's Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments. Written by Ohad Gabay

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


There are no more patriots, just rebels and tyrants. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of gunplay and violent action, and for sexual material and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »

Did You Know?


Film debut of Brazilian soccer player Neymar da Silva Santos, Jr. See more »


When Xander and his team are viewing the footage of the attack earlier in the movie, Jane talks on her phone. You can see text messages on the phone and no active call actually going on. See more »


[first lines]
Augustus Gibbons: You know how I came up with the idea for the Triple-X program? Skateboards and swimming pools.
See more »


Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: xXx (2012) See more »


You Are The First, My Last, My Everything
Written by Peter Radcliffe, Tony Sepe & Barry White (as Barry Eugene White)
Performed by Barry White
Courtesy of Island Records under license for Universal Music Enterprises
See more »

User Reviews

Mindless fun
27 February 2021 | by AbdulxoxoSee all my reviews

There isn't a particularly deep and meaningful plot; but to be honest it doesn't really matter. Basically there's an electronic devise that can control satellites. With this devise (which they very unoriginally call Pandora's Box) they can make satellites into weapons that fall out of the sky crashing down into Earth. The bad guys have Pandora's Box, and the good guys try to get it back into safe hands. Simple as that.

It had an awesome fighting. Donnie Yen and Tony Jaa were fantastic as expected. There were stunts galore (including a choreographed freeway scene). The women were hot. Rose & Padukone were bad-ass. There were nods to other great action movies as well. It also has an amazing soundtrack that kept the energy level up the whole time. It was just a thrill ride that kept me thoroughly entertained from start to finish.

However, It has many problems. A lot of the CGI is poor. Some of the lines are really cheesy. There are stunts and sequences that went too far or were physically impossible. The plot is ridiculous. People don't seem to get hurt as much as they obviously should, despite falls from large heights or car crashes, etc. You could go on with this, So if anyone says this movie is rubbish it's difficult to argue with that perspective.

On the whole, this is clearly not any kind of technical masterpiece. It's certainly isn't award-worthy or garner critical acclaim. What this movie was, was unbelievably fun and entertaining.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 389 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »



China | Canada | USA

Release Date:

20 January 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

xXx: Return of Xander Cage See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »


Box Office


$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,130,142, 22 January 2017

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed