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"Vengeance is the ultimate weapon."
  • R
  • 2007
  • 1 hr 43 min
  • 6.2  (94,767)
  • 36

War is a 2007 action film directed by Philip G. Atwell and starring Jet Li, Jason Statham, and Nadine Velazquez. The movie follows the story of FBI agent Jack Crawford (Statham), who is seeking revenge for his partner's death at the hands of the enigmatic assassin, Rogue (Li). The film opens with an intense scene of an underground fight club where Rogue is seen killing a businessman under the watchful eyes of Japanese yakuza boss Shiro (played by Ryo Ishibashi). In another part of the city, Crawford's partner Tom Lone (Terry Chen) attends a meeting with his informant who has information about Rogue's whereabouts. But a trap is set, and Tom is killed by Rogue, leaving Crawford devastated and determined to bring the assassin to justice.

Three years later, Crawford has an opportunity to get his revenge when Rogue resurfaces in San Francisco, aiming to start a gang war between the yakuza and Triad. Crawford is tasked with catching Rogue but the assassin remains elusive, leaving behind a trail of dead bodies wherever he goes. In the midst of the mayhem, Crawford meets a beautiful dancer named Maria (Velazquez) who is connected to Rogue in some way.

As the story progresses, it becomes clear that nothing is as it seems, and the characters' motivations are shrouded in mystery. The plot twists and turns with each passing scene, keeping the audience on the edge of their seat. The action sequences are well-choreographed, and the hand-to-hand combat scenes between Li and Statham are particularly thrilling to watch.

Through flashbacks and conversations, the audience gets to learn more about Rogue's past and what led him down the path of becoming a killer. The film explores themes of trust, loyalty, and betrayal, making it more than just another action movie. It also has moments of dark humor and unexpected plot twists that keep the story engaging and unpredictable.

The performances of the lead actors are impressive, especially those of Li and Statham, who have exceptional chemistry on screen. Li's portrayal of the enigmatic and deadly Rogue is nuanced and multi-layered, making him more than just a one-dimensional villain. Similarly, Statham brings intensity and emotional depth to Crawford, giving a glimpse of the heartbreak and pain lingering beneath his tough exterior.

The film's setting is another highlight, showcasing the vibrant and diverse city of San Francisco. The locations, ranging from bustling Chinatown streets to luxury high-rises, are used to great effect, adding to the film's overall visual appeal.

In conclusion, War is a thrilling action movie that delivers on both adrenaline-pumping fight scenes and a gripping storyline. With its strong cast, fast-paced action, and surprising twists, it's a movie that will keep you hooked until the end.

War is a 2007 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 43 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2 and a MetaScore of 36.

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    6.2  (94,767)
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