Movie Review

The Art of War

MPAA Rating: R for strong violence, some sexuality, langauge and brief drug content
Very Offensive
Moviemaking Quality:

Primary Audience:
Adults
Genre:
Action Thriller
Length:
1 hr. 57 min.
Year of Release:
2000
USA Release:
August 25, 2000
Wesley Snipes in “The Art of War”
Featuring: Wesley Snipes, Marie Matiko, Anne Archer, Donald Sutherland, Michael Biehn
Director: Christian Duguay
Producer: Nicolas Clermont
Distributor: Warner Brothers

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “Ruthless terrorists are threatening to bring down the United Nations. They frame the one man they believe can stop them—an international security expert named Shaw. Now he must run from his own allies and become a solitary force for good, as he tries to stop what could become World War III.”

Anne Archer, Donald Sutherland and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa in “The Art of War”

Viewer Comments
The “f” word was used way too much and if you could sit through the boring first half of the movie you were rewarded with nudity and an end that just makes you happy the movie is over. It’s definitely not one girls should see with guys, or see it at all. Not a Christian movie!!! My Ratings: [1/1½]
—Nicole L., age 18
Garbage. There are several grotesque “in your face” death scenes. The most disturbing of which was a female beating then murder. There are also several scenes of graphic nudity and sexual behavior. Add to all this a weak plot and poor acting and you have a real winner. I couldn’t tell you the end… I walked half way through. My Ratings: [1½/1½]
—CK, age 26
While this movie was fair for an action flick with very good acting by Snipes and his co-star, there was far, far too much nudity and too many obscenities to make it worth while. Add to that a very liberal political agenda with a plot that paints right wing conservatives as democracy-hating bigots. My Ratings: [2/3]
—R. Ingram, age 23
Movie Critics
…at least 12 uses of the f-word…
—ScreenIt!
…gratuitous scene with female nudity and a brief glimpse of a pornographic video…
—Preview Family Movie and TV Review
…so muddled you have to wonder if several pages of the script blew away in Central Park during filming…
—Bill Muller, The Arizona Republic