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The Art of War III: Retribution (2009)

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A Secret Agent must prevent North Korean terrorist from acquiring a nuclear device.

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Gerry Lively

Writer:

Joe Halpin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony 'Treach' Criss ... Agent Neil Shaw (as Treach)
Warren Derosa ... Jason
Sung Hi Lee ... Sun Yi
Janet Carroll ... Secretary General Barnes
Leo Lee ... Kim
Charles Rahi Chun ... Byung Hoon (as Charles Chun)
Brian Fitzpatrick ... Agent Gibs
Jack Conley ... Gaines
David Basila ... Wakeen
David Frye ... Detective Halpin
John P. Gulino ... Harold Zimmer (as John Gulino)
Lovake Heyer ... Samad
Brett A. Jones ... Bates (as Brett Jones)
Delaney Barr Delaney Barr ... Little Girl (as Delany Barr)
Cathy Shim ... Cara Shim
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Storyline

When international diplomacy comes up short, extreme measures must be taken. In the newest installment of The Art of War, Agent Neil Shaw (Treach) is on a covert mission to stop North Korean terrorists from obtaining a nuclear bomb. But when the deal turns deadly, Shaw is drawn into the crossfire to save a beautiful facilitator (Sung Hi Lee) and ends up framed for murder. Now a wanted man with only his newbie partner and the mysterious facilitator by his side, Shaw must rely on his martial arts skills and warrior code to fight through Korea's mean streets and find the terrorists before they detonate the bomb at a United Nations peace summit. Written by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Know your enemy.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, brief language and sexual images | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 August 2009 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Art of War 2 See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Hollywood Media Bridge See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Was actually filmed before The Art of War II: Betrayal (2008), but shelved after Wesley Snipes indicated his willingness to return to the series. The producers considered retitling this entry and releasing it as an unrelated film, but ended up releasing it as the third entry in the series after the Snipes sequel turned out to be a hit on DVD. See more »

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At the very beginning, the American flag hanging in front of the Western Trade Corporation is displayed incorrectly. See more »

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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: The Alternate (2013) See more »

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Grotty B-movie
11 August 2013 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

To be honest, the first ART OF WAR film was bad enough, and the sequel worse. This final, clunking addition to the series loses the star (Wesley Snipes) and replaces him with the weak 'Treach', a rapper-turned-actor with all the presence of a lounge singer.

The narrative is set in Seoul, and sees our hero and his associates attempting to stop a gang of bombers from blowing up a peace summit at the U.N. What this means is that Treach and a couple of others hang out for a while in parks and hotel rooms and occasionally take part in some ill-devised action sequences which showcase both cast and crew at their absolute worst.

The pitiful action in this movie has to be seen to be believed; choreography doesn't get much worse than here. Even the C-grade likes of Gary Daniels movies have better fights than this. Director Gerry Lively also made the execrable DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: WRATH OF THE DRAGON GOD so it's no surprise that this effort here is so terrible. Watch out for the red lights flickering at the end of the toy guns they use in the shoot-outs.

Add in some clichéd supporting cast members, including the wannabe-funny British sidekick and the kind of Asian actors who've eked out a living playing racial stereotypes in Hollywood fare. Groan as Treach bashes some goons with some sub-par martial arts abilities and cry at the boring climax. Even B-movie fans will hate ART OF WAR II: RETRIBUTION. Even writing this brief review is spending too much time on it.


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