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"XXX: Return of Xander Cage" - A High-Adrenaline Action Film with a Formulaic Plot

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"XXX: Return of Xander Cage" is a 2017 action film from the United States, directed by D. J. Caruso and written by F. Scott Frazier. This movie marks the third component of the "XXX" series and features Vin Diesel, Donnie Yen, Tony Jaa, Ruby Rose, and Nina Dobrev.

Plot and Production

The movie narrates the story of Xander Cage, a Triple X agent who operates outside the law and is hired by the NSA to retrieve a satellite weapon. To achieve his goal, he assembles a group of experts. "XXX: Return of Xander Cage" was generated by Paramount Pictures with an $85 million budget and collected $346.1 million at the box office.

It premiered on January 5, 2017, in Mexico City and was released in the US on January 20, 2017, and in India on January 14, 2017. The movie was released on Digital HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on April 4, 2017.

Critical Reception

The movie garnered mixed reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film received a 45% overall approval rating after 168 reviews, with an average rating of 4.8/10. According to the website's critical consensus, "While Return of Xander Cage may satisfy fans of the series' first two installments, its abundance of set pieces falls short of rejuvenating the franchise or offering anything new for action enthusiasts to discover."

On Metacritic, the movie holds a weighted average score of 42 out of 100 from 28 critics, suggesting "mixed or average reviews."


Return of Xander Cage' is an action-packed film with a predictable plot and one-dimensional characters. "The movie 'XXX: Although the film may please viewers who enjoyed the previous instalments, it does not present any new elements to the franchise or to action movie enthusiasts. Nevertheless, the action scenes are enjoyable and thrilling, with the director successfully capturing the fights and chases through fast-paced and energetic cinematography."