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War

The dumber the better
By TOM MEEK  |  August 29, 2007
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WAR: Jason Statham and Jet Li adapt to a ridiculous plot.

Jason Statham (The Transporter) and Jet Li (The One, Hero) can adapt to any number of ridiculous plots, the dumber the better. Here they find themselves at home in the middle of a blood feud between the yakuza and a Chinese triad that’s set not somewhere in Asia but in San Francisco, and under the jurisdiction of the FBI. Li’s Rogue, an amoral assassin and inside man, works both sides of the street; Statham’s Agent Crawford doggedly pursues him to avenge the murder of his partner. The body count mounts over a matter of two gold horses, the significance of which is never explained (nor need it be). Despite the stilted dialogue, the porn-star-quality acting, and the incoherent stitching together of action sequences (more an editing-room disaster than director Philip G. Atwell’s fault), War does stir some interest — only to betray it with a groaner of an ending.
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  Topics: Reviews , Federal Bureau of Investigation, Jet Li, Jason Statham
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