- Format: NTSC
- Number of discs: 1
- Release Date: Feb. 11 2003
- Average Customer Review: 2.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B0000700KK
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #66,666 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)
This is an espionage, spy thriller with Snipes as a U.N. security agent. The plot centers around a conspiracy to thwart American-Chinese trade negotiations. There are double & triple crosses galore & this film has the feel of an updated film-noir classic, MTV style.
If you like well-made martial-arts films as much as I do, "The Art of War" is for you!
I bought the movie really on the back of films like Blade, Passenger 57 and US Marshals. Its a good action film, one that holds your interest and is watchable again and again.
Not sure I take my films as seriously as some others...I didn't see this as some American or UN jingoistic offering, I just saw Wesley beat the bad guys! ...and it was fun!
If you like films like Mission Impossible, Chain Reaction, Three Kings, The Fugitive, etc... then I think you'll find this enjoyable.
From the beginning where Neil Shaw (Wesley Snipes) gets in a fight at a major event and the event "never happened" to the public to the scene where a sniper kills a major diplomat at a major U.N. event. Does no one have security details in these things?
His intuition of bombs in backpacks and the events that happened in the translators apartment are also quite unbelievable. If he's that talented shouldn't he be working for Ms. Cleo instead of risking his butt?
The ending to this movie is a direct rip off of "The Matrix", unfortunately neither of the characters are superheroes so it comes off as ridiculous.
Don't Waste your Money. And someone please convince Wesley Snipes not to waste his time or talent.
Directed by Christopher Duguay (Screamers) made a familiar but effciently action-thriller and it`s also well acted. This film has Plot Holes, here and there but the Supporting Cast including:Donald Sutherland, Maury Chaykin, Micheal Biehn, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa and Anne Archer helps. This film will please the Viewer looking for High-Octane Escapism. DVD`s has an strong anamoprhic Widescreen (2.35:1) transfer and an fine Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. Super 35. Grade:B.